Upon the launch of the original No More Heroes on Nintendo Switch, fans were quick to notice that the “K-Entertainment” music track was missing from the release. This was also brought to the attention of Engine Software (the company which helped port the game onto the system), and in October 2020, Vice President Ruud van de Moosdijk confirmed that this was an error and that he would discuss the issue with publisher Marvelous.
It seems that negotiations were successful, as the latest 1.1.1 patch for the game has now restored the missing song.
According to Moosdijk, the song was accidentally taken out when the team was in the process of removing the track “Heavenly Star,” which could not be included in the re-release due to licensing issues.
While it’s certainly a shame that we’re unlikely to see “Heavenly Star” return, it’s a joy to see “K-Entertainment” return home to Santa Destroy. The No More Heroes soundtrack is phenomenal and part of what makes revisiting the game such a potently nostalgic experience.