"In the very early stages of the concept, we had in mind that we didn't want to just shake the controller. I knew that it wouldn't work well. I knew that having you perform a combo with the button and having the final blow be one swing would be better. I knew that to have a real refreshing and exciting action game you'd need to use the buttons at some point and that using the action to perform the finishing blow would be enough. If people had to swing the controller from the beginning to the end, they would get really tired".
There's a box art floating around for No More Heroes, but it's suspected to be fan-made and not the genuine cover:
Looking good, Travis.
Living in 8-bit
A journey through the NES, SMS and GB
Wii U 5.1.0 System Update Released
Transfer data between separate consoles
Aonuma Talks New Zelda
Wants the next Zelda to be "vast"
Is There Too Much Fire Emblem in Super Smash Bros?
No, and here's why...
2014 Elite Status Gifts Have Been Announced!
Choose your game..
Cost's Two Cents: The Graphics Asymptote
How much better can we make our games look?
New Features in Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
And Pickachu takes up Cosplaying
Fire Emblem Awakening makes a Super Smash Bros splash
Lucina, Chrom, more and a special return guest
New Smash Bros. Character Reveal on Monday!
Posted on Japanese Nintendo Account
Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS Playable 25th-27th July in London
Available to play at Hyper Japan 2014
Wii's World is not officially affiliated with Nintendo! (but they wish we were).