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Famitsu Brings Us Desperate Struggle Updates

Posted by Nathanial Burrer

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 three years after the events of No More Heroes. Travis Touchdown, now ranked number fifty-one in the UAA, still lives in his apartment of Santa Destroy, still an otaku and wrestling enthusiast. However, the town of Santa Destroy has been transformed into a tourist hot-spot, and stands drastically different than how it appeared in the first game. We're shown two mysterious events, one revealing Sylvia Christel coming back to Travis and, in turn, bringing the assassination world back to him in another ranked fight. The second even features Travis' only known friend, Bishop, being held up in his video store, at gunpoint, by a gang of thugs. These raise a lot of questions, and these are sure to be answered at E3.

The previously mentioned ranked fight is also shown in the magazine, revealing a new character. Nathan Copeland, a hip-hop fan with a boom box of danger is to be your first out of many fights in the game. Another character, a schoolgirl with a double-beamed sword is featured, however we know nothing of her as of yet.

The gameplay of Desperate Struggle seems to remain the same, with all of your sword and wrestling moves in tact. The only major change in the way you fight is the option to dual-wield beam katanas, giving Travis more destructive power when fighting.

At the end of the article, Famitsu suggests that you should check out their website on this Saturday, the thirtieth Japan time, to check out an all new trailer before it's shown off at E3!

Until E3, be sure to check out the GoNintendo link to see the Famitsu article scans, they're a treat.


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User Comments (17)



Objection said:

I, for one, really liked the FIRST NMH. It had some minor annoyances, sure. VERY minor annoynaces IMO. I greatly look forward to the sequel and hope everyone gets the good version this time.



SupermarketZombies said:

Bwahahaha. I really had a good time with the first game. Hopefully they will balance the sandbox elements with the action levels better.



sirgrim said:

I really need to get around to playing the first game. Sitting on my shelf in the new 2 pack, and all neglected. Soon NMH. Soon. Blame some publishers for releasing to many awesome games lately. coughatluscough



JonWahlgren said:

I am super pumped for this game. I absolutely loved the first one, so here's hoping for another stellar go.

And hey, dual beam katanas! Full of win.



Philip_J_Reed said:

More like Desperate Sequel, am I rite folks??? hahahahaha...


I have no idea what I'm talking about.



lockelocke said:

My major gripe with NMH was the city of Santa Destroy. The driving was terrible and the city served almost no purpose, besides as a hiding grounds for those little balls you collect. Hopefully the city is much improved if they're going back to it. Personally, I would have been more down for a series of menus that take you directly to jobs and assasination missions. But, I'll hold my toungue til I see what's changed.



Machu said:

YES!!! I am Travis, I shall move through you with my beam katana.




wanderlustwarrior said:

@Panda: Harvey had dual beam katanas (well, beam nodachi if you want to get technical). we don't really know for sure if he died.
Really, I hope every character not confirmed dead makes a return, especially Shinobu.

I hope the soundtrack is as great as it was the first time around.



Third3ye said:

OMG, OMG, OMG! paces around in circles
This is the game I'm waiting for. Anything else is just disapointing... tho if they finally decided to make a Duke Nukem game using the Quantum3 engine I wouldn't complain!



theblackdragon said:

if they're bringing back Sylvia, I hope to god that Travis (or someone else, anybody will do) finally kills her. I hated her guts in NMH. :/



Kelvin said:

I really enjoyed the first game, so I'm pleased to see it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Good stuff!



MrPanic said:

Awesome game, awesome scans.

Also, the magazine says that NMH is a triology, awesomesauce.



Cthuloops said:

Cannot wait yet again!
I really liked NMH1, but I didn't like the free-roaming, so I'm hoping that this one ditches the free-roam aspect, or at least improves upon it.

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