No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise

Platform: PlayStation 3

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Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

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In this action game, players assume the role of an assassin (Travis Touchdown) who fights his way through the ranks to become number one in his profession. Players use a retractable katana blade (i.e., laser sword) to slash, chop, impale, and dismember human enemies. Though the art style is cell-shaded and highly stylized, the violence can become intense: thugs are sliced in half as blood gushes from wounds; enemies are beheaded as blood shoots from necks in exaggerated spurts. Cutscenes also depict over-the-top 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. During the course of the game, players can encounter objects/references that are sexual in nature (e.g.,'Big German Jugs Collection #23,' 'How to Please a Woman in Bed 101 Part 2,' and '69 Techniques: To Improve Your Love Making'). In a Character Viewer mode, a woman's buttocks is fully exposed. Bathroom humor includes a 'save progress' screen that depicts the main character unzipping his pants and sitting on a toilet; one sequence depicts the central character interrupted while on the seat (e.g., 'Can't a guy get some privacy?/At least when he's taking a dump!'). The words 'f**k' and 'sh*t' can be heard in the dialogue.