Travis Touchdown returns for revenge on 28th May in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Tuesday 6th April 2010: Leading videogames publisher Rising Star Games today confirms that the highly anticipated sequel No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be released throughout Europe on 28th May, exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.

Travis Touchdown, the pro-wrestling-obsessed assassin, returns three years after he first became the top assassin in the United Assassins Association (UAA) and walked away. Fighting to avenge the brutal murder of his best friend, Travis must rise through the ranks of an incredible 51 assassins to once again make it the top of the UAA league table.

But it won't be easy as there are more deadly bosses than ever before. To prepare gamers with the tools to make it a fair fight, there are a total of six different weapons in the game - including a highly covetable dual-beam katana - along with 13 unique wrestling moves to master as well as exhilarating Tiger metamorphosis.

To further expand gameplay, there are two new playable characters: Henry, Travis's twin brother who was once married to Sylvia Christel; and Shinobu Jacobs, Travis's protege whose signature move is the Sonic Sword.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle also includes 8-bit arcade-style addictive mini-games that crop up in Travis's side jobs, providing opportunities to earn money for different items, such as weapons and clothing. And, to allow gamers to focus 100% on the action, the game also features a brand new and easy-to-navigate 2D map so they can jump straight into battles.

Developed by Goichi 'Suda51' Suda's studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is the only sequel the team has ever worked on, and Suda51 has famously named it the No More Heroes game he originally wanted to make.

"We're really excited to announce the official European release date No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "The original became a cult hit on the Wii when it released four years ago and the sequel is set to attract an army of new followers. The inclusion of blood also means No More Heroes 2 will be available in Europe the way the legendary Suda51 intended."

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle launches on 28th May exclusively on the Nintendo Wii.

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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™, Sony PS3 and PSP™ in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese video game publisher and content developer Intergrow Inc and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games is now in its sixth year of trading and has published more than 50 titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more information please go to




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