Marvelous Entertainment unleashes video for No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition, the Japanese PS3 exclusive return of Travis Touchdown, which follows up on a technically troubled effort to bring the Wii title to HD consoles via the release of Heroes’ Paradise in Japan last year.
With Konami bringing an entirely reworked version of Heroes’ Paradise to North American PlayStation 3 owners this year – with the addition of PlayStation Move compatibility – it’s easy to imagine that Marvelous’ reveal of Red Zone with Move support stems from that same effort.
We had the chance to ask Marvelous about the relationship between the two releases today, and learned that Red Zone is in fact the Japanese localized version of the reworked Heroes’ Paradise Konami is releasing to North America – Marvelous also stressed that this new iteration of Heroes’ Paradise, and thus Red Zone, have very little in common with the original Japanese release from last year.
From Marvelous –
“While the Western release is called Heroes’ Paradise, it has little to nothing to do with the previously released Heroes’ Paradise in Japan on the 360 and PS3. The upcoming Red Zone (Heroes’ Paradise in the West) was a wholly new development effort, and shares very little code in common with the Japanese Heroes’ Paradise. The performance and graphical issues that plagued the Japanese release have been done away with, and a bunch of extra features have been added.
You can think of Red Zone like an ‘International’ version of the game; a lot like how certain Japanese series get ‘International’ re-releases in Japan after they’ve debuted abroad. Although, where those International releases tend to get unique, never-before-seen features (new job systems, side stories, etc), there’s no difference between Red Zone and the Western Heroes’ Paradise (other than one being Japanese and the other in English).”
Marvelous has No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition set to release on July 21st of this year in Japan, while Konami has yet to put a date to the North American release of Heroes’ Paradise.
In the meantime you can find out more about those extra features by catching the video below.