Back in January, during the Nintendo Switch Presentation January 2017, Suda51 announced that he was finally working on a new No More Heroes game, for the Nintendo Switch. It will be the very first time in 10 years he’s directing a game. But it wasn’t until this week’s Nindies Summer Showcase that we got details about the game, which is to be called Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.
The game is set 7 years after the chaotic events of No More Heroes, and The Bad is dead set on exacting his revenge on Travis Touchdown. It will once again have you battle through various “punk-rock” levels, with over-the-top bosses to defeat.
For some reason, the press release does not make any mention of No More Heroes 2 at all, so it’s not clear if Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will take it into account at all, or if it will be as if that sequel never happened.
An interesting aspect of the game (and it’s probably why it was featured in a presentation dedicated to indie developers) is that it’s inspired by indie roots, and will in fact have collaborations with various indie studios. During the Nindies@Night livestream, on Thursday/Friday, Suda51 himself revealed their would be a collaboration with Shovel Knight.
Also, the game will feature a phantom game console called “Death Drive MK-II”, and an accessory known as “Death Glove”, that will both play very important role in the game and for the indie collaborations. Based on the trailer below, it’s safe to assume the console will at least allow us to play various indie (mini-)games.
Here’s a trailer and some pictures for the game:
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch – eShop) will be released next year worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: 4Gamer / Press releases