The size of the world has changed
Yesterday, an update found its way to Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, extending the game's intro to showcase exactly how Badman found out Travis was hiding out in Texas. If you want to experience the shocking revelation for yourself, this is your last chance to stop yourselves from being spoiled by our...
Sees the rise of indie games as the highlight of the current generation
Suda51 (or Goichi Suda as he’s known to his mum), the mastermind behind titles such as No More Heroes, Killer7 and Lollipop Chainsaw, hasn’t released a game on a Nintendo home console since No More Heroes 2 for the Wii in 2010. However, Grasshopper Manufacture’s CEO hasn't...
Suda51, Kimura and Wada create new dream team
Goichi Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture should need no introduction to fans of Japanese gaming: its No More Heroes series has attracted plenty of praise from gamers across the world. Former Marvelous Entertainment men Yasuhiro Wada and Yoshiro Kimura, while not necessarily such familiar names, have both...
Includes footage of (presumably) a new Rhythm Heaven game
As part of their recent conference, Nintendo of Japan's just released a video showcasing some hotly anticipated games in the upcoming Japanese Wii line-up. Everything from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to Super Mario Collection Special Pack and Mario Sports Mix
Find out what qualities are important to him as a game designer
When you have an unorthodox game designer like Goichi Suda and a wonder machine like the 3DS that's sure to ignite a few sparks in developers' creative minds, we as consumers could very well be in for a treat. The CEO at Grasshopper Manufacture, more commonly known as Suda51, recently...
Our new feature series explores the musical tastes of notable video game creators and figures. Former Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka kicks things off by sharing some of his favorite songs, including a very special funeral request.
If you've ever played a Silent Hill game then you're familiar with Grasshopper Manufacture's Akira Yamaoka. As the...
Webcast from deep within GhM
You may remember a few months ago Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture hosted a live webcast in celebration of the European release of No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle. It seems the show was successful, as the studio's new weekly audio podcast started last Friday. Hosts Esteban Salazar and John Davis will be grilling development staff about their upcoming titles..
Chat live with developers online
It's not every day you get the chance to have a nosey around barmy Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture, home of Suda51's No More Heroes, but this Friday you'll get just that chance as the company is hosting a live web broadcast to celebrate the European and Australian release of No More Heroes: Desperate...
Travis's story done but perhaps Harman Smith's isn't
Our good friends over at Cubed3 recently snagged an interview with Suda51 of No More Heroes fame, probing him about any upcoming projects on the horizon from his Grasshopper Manufacture team. Although he didn't confirm any new projects he did lay down some tantalising hints, including his desire...
New handheld giving the unconventional game designer plenty of ideas
Goichi Suda, the crazy person responsible for killer7, No More Heroes and Flower, Sun and Rain, welcomes the unconventional with open arms. He's got some stuff brewing in the back of his mind for the Vitality Sensor, and now, with another mysterious and unconventional piece of Nintendo hardware on the horizon, his mind must be..
Travis Touchdown's stories weren't the only things that came thick and fast
Grasshopper Manufacture has successfully established itself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to developing compelling games with stylistic artistry. It also seems that the studio's CEO, Goichi Suda, possesses the same kind of flair when articulating his perception of video games. Speaking to The Guardian, the..
Travis Touchdown will have his revenge on Santa Destroy
Rising Star Games has announced that they're lining up Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for an Old World release on May 28. That's smack-dab in between Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies' early May release and Super Mario Galaxy 2's early June date. Desperate Struggle takes place three years after Travis..
Would be "very interested" if the opportunity arose
When you think about it, Nintendo games are ****ing crazy insane. You've got foxes and amphibians piloting starships, pink shapeshifting blobs, and space bounty hunters more focused on eradicating entire species and blowing up planets than collecting bounties. Not to mention Italian plumbers from...
Return to the Gardens of Madness in April!
Today Rising Star games confirmed what many had suspected, but had never officially been announced: namely that they're handling the publication of Grasshopper Manufacture's eagerly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2008 release, No More Heroes. Naturally we just couldn't wait and had to review the North American release, which we found to be..
It's official: Henry wears "a right natty vest"
Here at Nintendo Life we’re very excited about the imminent release of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and it seems Ubisoft have been reading our Christmas wish lists as they have now launched a dedicated web site (not to be visited by those who are easily offended!) The site is really rather good if a little low on content just yet though..
Get your Japanese scares in English soon
Tecmo and Grasshopper Manufacture's scare-fest Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse still isn't officially coming out in the West; Nintendo, holder of the title's publishing rights in North America, still doesn't want to bother, relegating it to the same territorial fate as Disaster: Day of Crisis and...
Third installment will be for Nintendo's eventual next console
In early July, punk game designer Goicha Suda, perhaps better known as Suda51, commented on future games in developer Grasshopper's No More Heroes series, saying that he believed sequel Desperate Struggle would be the last one on Wii. It appears that the gaming media, Nintendo Life included, were a bit shortsighted on what he meant and..
Classic in, Motion Plus out
Despite designer Suda 51 expressing interest in implementing Motion Plus support for his awaited sequel No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle, it looks like that ain't happening any more. Instead, developer Grasshopper is opting for a more old-school approach. 1UP reports that instead of improved motion controls, Classic...
Denser city to mix up the formula a bit.
The open-world aspect of the original No More Heroes received its fair share of slamming from players, as it was a whole lot of show and a whole lot of empty. Suda51, the series' punk-rock luchador mastermind, has heard the cries and stated sequel Desperate Struggle will be better about that stuff. He didn't really say how, though. Speaking to Nintendo Power..
Designer has big plans for No More Heroes character
No More Heroes was a proper hoot, with intense action, twisted humour and some serious Otaku love. The sequel is inbound, and its creator is hoping that lead Travis Touchdown will go on to become an even bigger star than he is now. No More Heroes designer and Grasshopper Manufacture head Goichi Suda (AKA: Suda 51) had this to say: I love him..
Creator says next game will need a new platform.
Grasshopper's stylish No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle promises to be a bigger and badder game than its predecessor, but where does it go from there? Speaking to Edge, series creator Suda51 explained some of his plans for the currently Wii-exclusive franchise's future: I really want to make NMH a...
Well, what else would you expect?
Nintendo's recent announcement of the Wii Vitality Sensor may have convinced certain fans they've finally lost the plot, but No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda (better known as Suda51) is already brimming with ideas for the peripheral. Sadly he's not yet ready to divulge what they are, but considering the hero in No More Heroes saves on the toilet, you'd better..
Luchador accompanies first gameplay footage.
Is Grasshopper's No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle a tale about happiness? Cuddling? High-fiving strangers and giving sandwiches to the homeless? No. It's about revenge, as mentioned in the game's E3 trailer. Repeatedly. Outside of the teaser trailer from TGS last year, the general public hasn't seen any footage of the game, or any details really for..
In the latest Famitsu, we were given new details on No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle. How much has it change from the first installment?
Other than told that the game is "nearly finished", news about upcoming Suda 51 game, No More Heroes: Desperate struggle, has been thin. In the latest Famitsu, fans were lucky enough to get scans and info on the new game. Desperate Struggle takes up..
Grasshopper's oddball sequel to be shown off at E3 in video form only
Although Suda51's bizarre "Johnny Knoxville with a lightsaber" concept for No More Heroes divided players between those who thought it was divinely inspired, and others who thought it hellishly contrived, it obviously did well enough for developers Grasshopper...