It’s going to be a little longer than expected before we can play as Travis Touchdown again: No More Heroes III has been delayed until 2021 (thanks, COVID).
That’s the word from Goichi Suda, aka Suda51, who reported the sad news today. The game was originally set to hit the Nintendo Switch sometime this year.
Wrote Suda: “All staff members at Grasshopper have been working as hard as possible on developing the game in hopes of releasing it in 2020, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforeseen delays in development.”
Suda did reveal a bit of happier news: the artist Darick Robertson, known for the comic The Boys, has joined the project. Suda revealed a piece of art by Robertson entitled “Demzamtiger & His Master,” which you can see above.
In the meantime, No More Heroes fans can play the sidequel, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, which hit back in January 2019. Here’s our review.
The original No More Heroes was released way back in 2007 for Wii and went something like this:
Play as Travis Touchdown as you fight to become the world’s #1 Assassin! Use Travis’s lethal beam katana to eliminate the top 10 ranked skillful killers of the United Assassins Association. After defeating his original boss, Helter Skelter, Travis takes the position of the 11th ranked hitman and begins his meteoric rise to the top!
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— SUDA51/須田剛一 (@suda_51) September 10, 2020