As smartphones get more and more powerful, it's genuinely amazing the kind of visuals and game play they can pump out. Last week we reviewed SHADOWGUN, this morning it broke that Riptide GP is coming soon, and now we have news of Suda 51's inventive console game No More Heroes will be getting an Android version. The original will be altered into what the developer calls a "social assassination battle" game. Whatever that means.
No More Heroes was released for the Wii in 2007, from Grasshopper Manufacture, Ubisoft and celebrated video game producer Suda 51. The free-roaming game titled featured a stylized cell-shaded world in which anti-hero Travis Touchdown roamed and fought bosses with his totally-not-a-lightsaber laser sword. No More Heroes was embraced by critics, especially in Japan, and received a sequel and special editions on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
No More Heroes for Android is being prepared for Mobage, a popular Japanese gaming service with social elements. The original Japanese publisher Marvelous says that the mobile version of the game will have cooperative and competitive multiplayer features, though details on these and the touchscreen interface were not forthcoming. There's no mention of an American or European release window, but with Mobage currently making its way onto AT&T phones, some of us might be able to play No More Heroes at some point in the future. The game will also be released on iOS.