Suda 51: No More Heroes needs a new platform

Eccentric game designer and all around mentalist f*ckpot Suda 51 has lent a little more fuel to the fire started by Marvelous earlier, stating that No More Heroes “needs” to move away from the Wii in order for it to have any legs. The cult design hero has stated that he wants NMH to be big, but it’ll take looking beyond the little white waggle box in order to make it happen.

“I really want to make NMH a big franchise,” states Suda, “and with this second episode have bigger success. I’m putting a lot of care into developing this IP, as I feel there’s a lot of potential.

“I think this is the last NMH that is going to be developed on Wii. To expand NMH to new possibilities, we need a new platform. Wii is a great platform, but we’ve done everything we can with it now.”

It’s not often you’ll see a game designer who thinks that moving away from the Wii is a key to success, but most people don’t think quite like Goichi Suda. NMH probably stands a chance of getting into the hands of more appreciative gamers on the Xbox 360 or PS3, but at the end of the day, the game’s success hinges on one thing and one thing only — marketing.

Jim Sterling