The next No More Heroes will more than likely not be on the Wii, reckons series creator Suda 51, who thinks the franchise needs to move on in order to truly fulfill its potential.
Good news: Grasshopper Manufacture and all around wild man game designer Goichi "Suda 51" Suda thinks that there's going to be another No More Heroes game. Bad news (depending on where you stand in terms of attachment to Nintendo's console): it will most likely not be on the Wii, where it has stayed exclusive for its (hopefully) first two entries.
Why ditch its heretofore exclusive home, and the only console where a "moving your Wii Remote up and down to power up a laser sword" masturbation joke works on multiple levels? It's because Suda 51 thinks No More Heroes needs to keep growing. "I really want to make NMH a big franchise and with this second episode have bigger success," Suda told EDGE. "I'm putting a lot of care into developing this IP, as I feel there's a lot of potential."
In order to really fulfill that potential, the franchise will have to move on. "I think this is the last NMH that is going to be developed on Wii," Suda said. "To expand NMH to new possibilities, we need a new platform." That's no offense to the Wii, though, which Suda calls a "great platform." The problem is that he feels his team has "done everything we can with it now," so it's time to move on.
Could No More Heroes eventually make its way to the 360 or PS3? HD graphics for the series would certainly be a treat, and now that I think of it, both consoles do have motion controls now that could work for Travis Touchdown's particularly self-satisfying method of "sword recharging." That might be a bit awkward on Natal. For the PlayStation Wand, though? Yeah, that'll do. That'll do.
[Via MTV Multiplayer]