Today, XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., announced that No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be making the leap onto Steam for Windows PC next week on June 9. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and Marvelous Inc., the signature style of director SUDA51 and his otaku protagonist Travis Touchdown are looking better than ever on PC with support for HD resolutions, smooth 60FPS gameplay, and additional features including Steam Cloud support.
In No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown starts off as the #11 ranked assassin in the United Assassins Association (UAA). With his trusty beam katana, he must face off against the world’s top 10 assassins. He rides the streets of Santa Destroy on his signature motorbike, the Schpeltiger, and packs an arsenal of pro-wrestling moves honed from years of watching wrestlers powerbomb and body slam each other. It’s a long way to the top, but the all-American otaku won’t stop until he’s the #1 assassin in the world, baby!
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis achieves his goal of becoming the #1 assassin in the UAA. He takes it a little too easy, however, and finds himself falling all the way down the ranks to #51. Adding to his problems is Skelter Helter, another assassin who has sworn revenge on Travis for the death of his brother. With his trusty beam katanas in hand for twice the hacking and slashing and teamed up with his allies Shinobu and Henry Cooldown, Travis is on a mission to reclaim his #1 position and fend off new challenges. Always an otaku at heart, there’s also plenty of time for retro 8-bit minigames to earn some cash!
Both titles will be available for purchase for $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99 at launch, with XSEED Games slashing 10% off the standard price with a launch week discount through June 15.
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