San Francisco - September 20, 2007 - Today, Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it will publish No More Heroes TM , the highly anticipated action game by acclaimed game designer Goichi Suda (Suda 51) and his studio Grasshopper Manufacture, Inc. No More Heroes will arrive at retailers in North America for February 2008, exclusively for the Wii TM home video game system from NintendoÂ.
No More Heroes tells the story of Travis Touchdown, an anime fan who lives in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, Travis finds himself at the bottom of an Assassins' organization. Travis will have to prove himself worthy and defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers - all with deep stories of their own - to make his way to the top of the assassinâs league.
"Ubisoft is excited to be bringing Suda 51â's latest adventure to gamers in North America," said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. "Suda 51 is one of the most creative minds in gaming and No More Heroes is shaping up to be a visually stunning and immersive game with an extremely engaging storyline players will no doubt be drawn to."
No More Heroes realizes the dream of Wii players everywhere, as they can wield the Wii Remote TM to swing Travis' beam katana and perform spectacular wrestling moves. Suda 51's creation features avant-garde graphics that will thrust players into a stylized world filled with edgier gameplay.
"With No More Heroes, we wanted to create a game that allows players to be able to jump right in and play," said Suda 51, president of Grasshopper Manufacture. "The Wii allows us to create an open world where movement and gameplay feel very natural."
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated sales of 680 million Euros for the 2006-07 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About Grasshopper Manufacture:
Widely known for creating and developing Killer 7 for Capcom, Grasshopper Manufacture is a developer based in Tokyo, established in 1998 by award-winning game creator Suda 51. Suda 51 is famous for consistently creating new and original IPs. His vivid imagination inspires and attracts amazing fresh artists from throughout the Japanese entertainment industry. The universes he creates constantly surprise and exceed the expectations of his fans around the world. The development team for No More Heroes is one of the highly respected teams in Japan in regards to artwork and sound.
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