It’s official: No More Heroes III is coming to Nintendo Switch. During today’s E3 Nintendo Direct presentation, the first trailer for the third official installment of the cult-favorite action series from auteur game director Suda-51 was revealed.
Earlier this year, Suda-51’s Grasshopper Manufacture released the spinoff game Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. He had that the future of No More Heroes III was dependent on how well Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes sold. It seems sales of Travis Strikes Again were strong as Suda-51 thanked fans for their support following the No More Heroes III reveal.
“Thanks to everyone's support of TSA, we are finally able to make the dream come true,” Suda-51 tweeted. “Thank you all so much! Our main man has returned to the bloodsoaked world of killing. No More Heroes III. Welcome to the Garden of Madness.”
In interviews, Suda-51 has compared his idea for No More Heroes III to Marvel Studios’ Avengers films. “In No More Heroes 3, Travis is going to go up against crazier adversaries than he ever has before,” Suda added. “It’s going to be bloodier, more intense battles between assassins it’s going to be kind of like The Avengers– Thanos levels of crazy villains.
“In order for Travis to stand a chance [against these powerful new foes] I wanted to give Travis the chance to enter these different game worlds [in Travis Strikes Again] and power up to learn some new skills and gain some more strength so that ultimately I can work to make Travis a more prominent character in video game history overall. The skill chips that you saw Travis collecting in Travis Strikes Again’s game world, I want Travis to take those with him to the next game, the next numbered installment.”
The trailer for No More Heroes III certainly seems to support that idea. The trailer shows Earth being invaded by what looks like extraterrestrial enemies. Series hero Travis Touchdown has to go from slacker mode to full-on mech combat to take them down before returning to his tradition punk rock lightsaber assassin look. You can watch the trailer in full above.
Are you excited about the return of Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes III? Have you played Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes? What did you think? Let us know in the comments! No More Heroes III releases in 2020. Pre-orders are live now.
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