Friday, February 16, 2007

Suda 51/No More Heroes Interview on IGN

I'm a big fan of Killer 7, the last big title from Goichi Suda (Suda 51) and Grasshopper Manufacture. It's gameplay value was questionable but it's style was unmatched and damn me if it wasn't intriguing. One character, Kaede Smith, could slit her wrists, unleashing a bloody spray that would reveal hidden areas. The sheer absurdity of it was priceless. I wouldn't even recommend it to most people but if you're open to experimental games it's well worth checking out.

Needless to say, I was excited when it was announced that Grasshoppers's next game, Heroes, was going to be on Wii. It has since gone through a name revision, presumably because of a conflict with the show Heroes, but you still play as a lightsaber-wielding wannabe assassin named Travis Touchdown.

No More Heroes looks to be as off-the-wall as Killer 7 (it takes place in a small town called Santa Destroy) but the gameplay looks to be a lot more accessible than 7's "on-rails" control. Instead, it features a free roaming open world.

Check out IGN's interview for much more on the game and also the news/rumor that Suda may be working with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima on a Wii sequel to the classic title Snatcher. Now THAT would be awesome. Suda claims that his next game however, will be for the 360--which he seems very excited to develop for.

Source: Interview: Suda 51 on No More Heroes - IGN Wii

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