No More Heroes 1 & 2: Desperate Struggle Have Been Rated for PC by the ESRB

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for PC.

Both games were re-released for Switch on October 28.

Here is each rating’s summary:

No More Heroes

This is an action game in which players assume the role of an assassin (Travis Touchdown) fighting his way up the ranks n the United Assassin Association. Players use a retractable laser beam katana to slash, chop, impale, and dismember enemies in frenetic melee-style combat. Battles are highlighted by screams of pain and large blood-splatter effects. Some attacks result in intense depictions of violence: enemies sliced in half as blood gushes from wounds; characters beheaded as blood shoots from necks in exaggerated spurts. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence: an assassin committing suicide by placing a grenade in her mouth; a woman getting sliced into several pieces in slow motion; a character bashing several characters in the head with a baseball bat. The game contains references to sexual material: adult videos with titles such as, “How to Please a Woman in Bed 101 Part 2”; “The Best of Raunchy Amateur Interviews 2”; and “Air Force One: The First Lady Returns to the Mile High Club”; t-shirts with the word “Love T*ts” printed backwards. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

This is an action game in which players assume the role of a retired assassin (Travis Touchdown) on a quest for vengeance against an assassin cabal. Players use a retractable laser beam katana to slash and kill enemy thugs and assassins in frenetic melee-style combat. Some attacks result in enemies getting their limbs dismembered and/or sliced in-half as blood and money flow from their bodies. Cutscenes depict more intense acts of violence: assassins slicing each other into several pieces in slow-motion; an assassin sliced in half resulting in a large spray of blood from his severed waist; two women chopped into pieces after being caught within a frenetic sword fight—the women’s heads sliding across the floor after battle. The game contains sexual references in the dialogue: “horny slut,” “the one that’s throbbing”; “I feel like that pervy teacher in a porn.” One sequence depicts a kneeling woman moving a laser blade in front of a man’s groin, causing the retractable laser beam to extend. An anime show within the game contains an opening credit sequence that briefly depicts a character’s buttocks. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the game.