Suda 51 Talks About “The Major Leagues”


Goichi Suda aka Suda 51, the man behind stylistic and quirky games such as Killer 7 on the GameCube and No More Heroes on the Wii (if you haven’t checked this out then you’re missing out), has given a lengthy interview to Next-gen. He weighs in on the console war, talks about No More Heroes and his future plans. Here’s a brief run-down:

  • He thinks that the American Market is the “Major Leagues” of gaming.
  • He feels that the Wii was a unique platform to develop for that didn’t have a lot of gamers who would’ve been familiar with the stylistic goodness that is No More Heroes.
  • The US version No More Heroes is pretty much the exact vision that he had for the game when he first started developing.
  • The Wii is the most powerful system to date that he has ever developed for.
  • He wanted to do more with the bike sequences in No More Heroes.
  • Mr 51’s next game is going to have a very different style. But still be Punk as @#%$! In keeping up with the Grasshoper Studio’s motto: Punk Is Not Dead!
  • There may be impending No More Heroes sequels or spin-offs invovling Travis Touchdown.
  • In his opinion Sony needs more viable software to convince gamers to choose the PS3 over Wii and 360.
  • He’s trying to develop on the Xbox 360 in the future. The reasons he listed being: it’s easy to develop for and it’s quite popular outside of Japanese markets.

If you’d like to read what he said per verbatim you can check out the full interview at