Rising Star puts faith in hardcore

Japanese games specialist Rising Star hopes to draw in the hardcore Wii gaming audience when No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle hits the console.

The 2008 original received a variety of positive reviews, including a 94 per cent from NGamer and a nine out of ten score awarded from Edge.

As a third-person action sequel, No More Heroes 2 will add a new storyline, characters and revised combat, including a two-beam katana.

Rising Star Games’ marketing manager Raul Nieto Garcia said: As one of our flagship titles, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is very important to us. It is a great pleasure to work with such a high quality product, which allows us to be creative and explore innovative promotional activities.

We are all doing our best in order to make Suda51’s masterpiece a great success across all PAL territories.”

With RPGs Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon out on Wii today, and Harvest Moon-inspired Rune Factory: Frontier coming on April 1st, Rising Star Games is instead looking to target players of action games with No More Heroes 2.

The game is enjoying the great media and public reception we anticipated,” added Nieto Garcia.

Everyone across the UK and Europe is very much looking forward to Travis Touchdown’s return and we are hopeful it will have a very positive retail performance.”

The publisher has said new features in No More Heroes 2 will make it the title real gamers have been waiting to play on their Wii. These include improved AI, 50 bosses, old-school 2D segments and lots of blood.

The game is currently scheduled for release on the Wii during April.

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