The highly-anticipated Switch excxlusive No More Heroes 3 has been delayed until 2021, with game director Suda51 popping up on Twitter to break the bad news.
I have a very important announcement to share today. pic.twitter.com/i4qTdNpYeD
— SUDA51/須田剛一 (@suda_51) September 10, 2020
In the announcement, Suda51 starts by offering his apologies for the absence of any news, and acknowledges that “2020 has been a very tough period for many of you.” It’s the difficulty of dealing with this year that’s led to the delay. “Grasshopper have been working as hard as possible on developing the game in hopes of releasing in 2020, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforseen delays in development.”
Grasshopper will now be targeting a 2021 release, but in a glimmer of good news for fans, Darick Robertson, of The Boys fame, will be providing illustrations for the game.
No More Heroes 3 sees Travis to his home town of Santa Destroy, where he finds a huge artificial metropolis floating in the sea and unidentified flying objects above. Robin Atkin Downes and Paula Tiso are both to their roles as Travis Touchdown and Sylvia Christel, while the soundtrack will be provided by musician and actor Nobuaki Kaneko of the band RIZE.
The last entry in the series was the even more off-beat game Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, a weird and wonderful dip into Suda51’s mind when it released at the start of 2019.
As Miguel wrote in our 8/10 review, “If you love No More Heroes, or any work of Suda51’s, then Travis Strikes Again is a must-play game. It’s a creative explosion of fanservice, callbacks and classic Travis Touchdown charm that will make any fan grin from ear to ear. […] Travis Strikes Again is a love letter to gaming, and the perfect way to whet fans appetites before No More Heroes 3 gets made proper.”