Supposedly we will be getting the censored version of No More Heroes in a few weeks time over here but, I still haven’t really read any confirmation about February 29th (yay, leap year!). On the other hand, release dates have always been pay day Friday so it might just be true. As long as it doesn’t get delayed any further then, I don’t care.
Meanwhile, there are Europeans continuing to complain about how we’re not going to have any gore in our version. Someone has even compiled a set of videos, playing the Japanese and NA version side by side to show the differences during the cut scenes.
I watched through the clips since I don’t mind spoilers and I think for the majority of the scenes, they looked pretty bland without the blood. You just don’t have the feeling the onscreen characters are assassins and are holding deadly weapons. They feel more like toys.
For the action part of the game, I don’t mind having no gore since this title has a very comicy feeling to it and you’re fighting a bunch of cloned enemies most of the time anyway but, they probably should have left it in those boss finishing scenes for the extra dramatic touch. Then again, it would have looked inconsistent if there’s only blood during the cut scenes.