No More Heroes was something special- a spectacularly stylish, witty, mature, and gruesomely hyperviolent franchise of open world action adventure games exclusive to Nintendo’s Wii, a series of games that definitely stood out from the crowd. It also remains its director’s- auteur madman and genius Suda51’s- most successful project yet, and he is definitely interested in returning to it sometime.
“No More Heroes was a smash hit as far as we were concerned, and I wanted to return to it and to make it a series over which we would take great care. I often get asked to make a third game. Right now we’re busy with Let It Die, but Travis is a character we could even return to in ten years’ time. When the timing is right, I’d like to do so,” Suda51 said in an interview with EDGE.
He also talked about having a violent game on Nintendo’s console-
“They were very supportive, especially Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe. In Japan and also in Europe, we released a lighter version, where the heads don’t fly like they do in the American version. The mature content was only in the American version,” he said, referring to the censorship the game suffered in all territories but North America.
With the Wii U being a more hardcore console than the Wii, with a more engaged audience, and with more diverse, mature games- such as Bayonetta 2, Fatal Frame, and the upcoming Devil’s Third- a No More Heroes 3 might actually end up doing very well. Here’s hoping Suda actually does look into bringing the franchise back.