Last week, Marvelous began sharing some videos for No More Heroes 3, showcasing some of the elements and gameplay mechanics of the game. The first one was about the Beam Katana (and the unique way to recharge its batteries), and the second one showcased two mechanics of the battle system: Emergency Evade and Weapon Clash.
The third video showcases two more mechanics of the battle system: Slashes and Death Blows. The former is one of the basic elements: you slash at enemies with the Beam Katana, and chain slashes to create combos.
As for Death Blows, they’re what you will use most often to land the killing blow to an enemy. When you do so, an arrow is shown on the screen, and by flinging the Joy-Cons in the right direction, the enemy will be finished off. If you’re successful, slots will show up on the screen, triggering various Dark Side Modes (each with a different effect) depending on the combination of symbols matched.
Here’s the video:
No More Heroes 3 (Switch) comes out on August 27th worldwide.