No More Heroes may be a franchise that’s not as well-known as others, but it’s actually doing really well for a video game series that’s mostly only available on Nintendo consoles. Despite how bizarre the action series is, it still amassed a decent amount of followers. Still, the hack and slash would greatly benefit from expanding its horizons and getting released on other platforms.
Fortunately, it appears that the series’ developer is doing just that. It has been recently discovered that the ESRB, which is responsible for rating video games in the United States, has reportedly rated not only No More Heroes but No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle as well for PC.
Whether or not this leak is true remains to be seen, but it’s a relatively boring rumor, making it even more believable. The ratings for the two games can be found on the official ESRB website for anyone’s perusal.
According to the website, both No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle were given a Mature 17+ (M) rating. In addition to that, both titles were labeled with “Blood and Gore,” “Intense Violence,” “Sexual Themes,” and “Strong Language.” The sequel title, however, has an additional flag for “Partial Nudity.”
That being said, there’s no reason why these ESRB ratings would be fake or that they are connected to a fake submission. After all, developer Marvelous Inc. seems more than ready to reveal and release the PC versions of both titles any day now. However, the fact that the developer hasn’t made the announcement yet is cause for this drama.
We still don’t know when the ports will be launched — it could be next week or next year. Perhaps Marvelous Inc. wants to hold onto the games a little bit longer, or it may not even release the games after all, although that’s highly unlikely.
If proven to be true, this will truly be an exciting time for fans of the No More Heroes franchise because both games have never been released on the PC before despite getting launched on other platforms.
For instance, the first No More Heroes game was released on the Wii and later received a Nintendo Switch port. The PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 also released an enhanced port of No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise in the past. On the other hand, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle never got to step foot outside of the Nintendo Switch and the Wii.
As such, a PC release of both games would be an exciting triumph for the franchise. The ability to utilize the Wiimote motion controls will be missed though, especially since these added a unique flair to the titles.
No More Heroes 3 is still a Nintendo Switch exclusive title, but there’s still a chance that this will change in the future. We doubt that this will happen any time soon though, but all we can do is hope and wait for the title to be released on PC as well.
The No More Heroes franchise may not be an AAA series, but it has its own niche that is thrilled to learn about the possible PC port.