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No More Heroes: World Ranker (No Moa Hirozu -Warudo Ranka-) is a social video game for Android and iOS touchscreen devices. It was developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and premiered in Japan on August 30, 2012. World Ranker is a free-to-play adaptation of the No More Heroes video game series, though it departs from Travis Touchdown's storyline by allowing players to create an assassin of their own to play a series of missions and face other players in online matches.
World Ranker was announced in July 2011, when it was reported that Grasshopper had been working on a mobile No More Heroes title with Japanese social game developer DeNA. While the title was set to premier exclusively in Japan on DeNA's Mobage phone platform, Goichi Suda was hopeful that the game would make enough impact to secure to a Western release later. "We're aiming to make it the social game with the most blood," Suda added. The game first appeared on Android's Google Play marketplace on August 30, 2012, and two months later on the Apple Store in October. The game has since been delisted from both marketplaces and its official website has been taken offline.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 No More Heroes gets a free-to-play social mobile game. Jim Sterling. Destructoid. August 30, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 No More Heroes: World Ranker Is Looking For New Assassins On iOS. Spencer. Siliconera. October 30, 2012.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 No More Heroes mobile spin-off incoming. Eurogamer. Fred Dutton. July 25, 2011.