No More Heroes 3 Will be on "Wii 2"

No More Heroes 3 Will be on "Wii 2"

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Auteur game designer Suda51 says that No More Heroes 2 will be the last game in the series on the Nintendo Wii - but that he would like to do another game in the series on a new Nintendo console.

Back in July, Goichi Suda - better known as Suda51 - ">told Edge during a preview of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle that he was looking to move beyond Nintendo's Wii for future games in the series. Despite the Wii being far and away the most popular console this generation, hardware limitations (and an unusual install base) make it difficult for more "hardcore" third-party games to do well.

"I really want to make NMH a big franchise, 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," he said. To expand the franchise, though, Suda added that he didn't think the games could stay on the Wii: "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."

Does this mean that Suda and Grasshopper Manufacture will be jumping ship to take advantage of other motion control technology such as Project Natal or Sony's ball-on-a-stick wand? Not necessarily - Suda clarified his remarks to 1UP:

Actually, I answered differently, and it may have been misinterpreted. What I wanted to say was, looking at the Wii, I think No More Heroes 2 will probably be the last iteration for this current platform. But there's probably going to be a "Wii 2" or other next-gen system from Nintendo at some point, so I was saying that I would want to do another game in the series on the next Nintendo platform.

I want to continue the No More Heroes series, but I've finished the story for [NMH protagonist] Travis. It's completely finished in No More Heroes 2. So I want to think of a different story -- a different character, or something like that within the series -- starting on the next Nintendo platform.

So there you have it. Suda51 wants to do a game on the Wii 2, but it won't star Travis Touchdown. When jokingly asked if it would be a "No More Heroes Solid" situation, though, he laughed in denial - Hideo Kojima would get mad at him.

(Via Joystiq)

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Is their even an official date for Nintendo's next console? I mean, he has to have some idea of it. I find it hard to believe the guy would just sit there and wait without knowing...

(I guess we should expect something around the time Natal is released...)

Congratulations Wii owners.
Another collection of tedious minigames that will stop.

No offense but No more Heroes didn't seem good enough to warrent a second game let alone a third, maybe I'm just not into the whole Wii casual gaming thing, I sold mine for rent.

If only I hadn't sold my wii then I could play one of the two games that I liked Metroid Prime and No More Heroes.

GonzoGamer:
Congratulations Wii owners.
Another collection of tedious minigames that will stop.

Heh, you really do take digs at that game at every turn don't you? Did someone say ass-pained?

I don't really have much to say about this for now though, I mean 2 isn't even out yet. However I do understand why people thought it was coming to the 360, it was originally pegged for it.

The 360 isn't powerful enough to properly run a game like No More Heroes and the few people who own them have poor taste in games. This news doesn't surprise me, he has to make money at the end of the day.

cool, sounds they're really planning ahead if they already know what they want to do on the next Nintendo console (I doubt it will be called the 'Wii 2', really)

Will it really be called Wii 2? I think that kinda breaks the tradition of nintendo. Nintendo always changes their name of their console. The closest thing would be the NES becoming the SNES. But after all that you have the 64, Gamecube, and Wii.

They also have a tradition of having a code name that is much better than the final name.

Reality -> N64
Dolphin -> GameCube
Revolution -> Wii

If you hear a really cool code name for the next console it will probably end up being called the MiniPoopBox or something.

More Fun To Compute:
They also have a tradition of having a code name that is much better than the final name.

Reality -> N64
Dolphin -> GameCube
Revolution -> Wii

If you hear a really cool code name for the next console it will probably end up being called the MiniPoopBox or something.

I thought the 64 was known as Ultra before its name change?

Either way I though due to the recession all the companies were going to extend their console's shelf-life a few more years.

Jabbawocky:
I thought the 64 was known as Ultra before its name change?

Either way I though due to the recession all the companies were going to extend their console's shelf-life a few more years.

Ultra64 was a marketing name that they dropped but the code name for the system was project reality.

It is said that Microsoft and Sony have to extend the life of their consoles longer than normal because they are both massive failures (j/k) but the same logic does not apply to Nintendo. If the marketing hype about the Wii is falling off then it makes perfect sense for them to release new hardware in the next few years.

Nintendo will drag out the Wii for as long as possible, why bother releasing a piece of hardware that in reality only has its last iteration to compete with?

hansari:
Is their even an official date for Nintendo's next console? I mean, he has to have some idea of it. I find it hard to believe the guy would just sit there and wait without knowing...

It's Suda 51, he'll do what the hell he wants. I bet he'll make something else in the meantime though.

ChromeAlchemist:

GonzoGamer:
Congratulations Wii owners.
Another collection of tedious minigames that will stop.

Heh, you really do take digs at that game at every turn don't you? Did someone say ass-pained?

Yea. I take my shots at it every time it comes up mostly because I would like to get back at it but I can't because it's just a game. At least I feel better.
One good thing that came from my purchase of No More Heroes though, I started renting again.

"All in favor of calling the new console the 'Nintendo Pewp'?"
"Aye."
"Aye."
"Aye."

GonzoGamer:

ChromeAlchemist:

GonzoGamer:
Congratulations Wii owners.
Another collection of tedious minigames that will stop.

Heh, you really do take digs at that game at every turn don't you? Did someone say ass-pained?

Yea. I take my shots at it every time it comes up mostly because I would like to get back at it but I can't because it's just a game. At least I feel better.
One good thing that came from my purchase of No More Heroes though, I started renting again.

*sigh* such disdain for such a good game, it will consume you someday...CONSUME YOU! *runs before the de-rail express hits the thread*

ChromeAlchemist:

GonzoGamer:

ChromeAlchemist:

GonzoGamer:
Congratulations Wii owners.
Another collection of tedious minigames that will stop.

Heh, you really do take digs at that game at every turn don't you? Did someone say ass-pained?

Yea. I take my shots at it every time it comes up mostly because I would like to get back at it but I can't because it's just a game. At least I feel better.
One good thing that came from my purchase of No More Heroes though, I started renting again.

*sigh* such disdain for such a good game, it will consume you someday...CONSUME YOU! *runs before the de-rail express hits the thread*

If it hasn't happened yet, I'll probably be okay.
The closest it came to that was after playing through half the game (around the point you get to the boss battle that ends up just being a cutscene) and I felt like dousing myself and my wii in kerosene and immolating us both.

Congratulations Wii owners. This is a sign that Nintendo is already planning a new console. So start saving up!

And can this guy please work on NMH2 before thinking of the threequal?

It'll be the WiiII

Pronounced "Wheeeeeeeeeee!"

edit: man, this font makes those capital "i"s hard to tell from lower case "L"s.

Pendragon9:
Congratulations Wii owners. This is a sign that Nintendo is already planning a new console. So start saving up!

Actually no it isn't. They've been saying they have no immediate plans for a successor to the Wii. This is mere speculation on Suda 51's part, which really, if you had read the quote carefully, you'd have noticed.

But there's probably going to be a "Wii 2" or other next-gen system from Nintendo at some point, so I was saying that I would want to do another game in the series on the next Nintendo platform.

So I'm pretty sure there isn't anything happening in regards to a successor to the Wii at any point. And even if there is, it's at least 2 years away if not more if nobody's said anything about such a thing existing up until now.

AceDiamond:

Pendragon9:
Congratulations Wii owners. This is a sign that Nintendo is already planning a new console. So start saving up!

Actually no it isn't. They've been saying they have no immediate plans for a successor to the Wii. This is mere speculation on Suda 51's part, which really, if you had read the quote carefully, you'd have noticed.

But there's probably going to be a "Wii 2" or other next-gen system from Nintendo at some point, so I was saying that I would want to do another game in the series on the next Nintendo platform.

So I'm pretty sure there isn't anything happening in regards to a successor to the Wii at any point. And even if there is, it's at least 2 years away if not more if nobody's said anything about such a thing existing up until now.

Well, to be honest, the quote was a bit confusing.

And I have a feeling this guy will be releasing trailers for NMH3 before NMH2 is even out. It'll be Final Fantasy 14 all over again.

It's almost becoming a habit among game designers.

They could be reffering to the DS?

Suda was very high level/conceptual with his plans for NMH. So I don't think he has anything on the Wii's successor. The bigger thing I wonder is if NMH is sticking with Nintendo, what will Suda do until then. Will he even look into the other consoles?

 

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