It should come in as no surprise that a new No More Heroes is in the works. Yes, number three in the series is planned and currently halfway in development if Suda 51’s words hold any indication. Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda 51 expect to drop No More Heroes 3 exclusively for Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.
In case you may have missed it, during the mid-part of June, we reported on the announcement of No More Heroes 3, which was part of Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct. The reveal trailer did not offer any info on gameplay mechanics, but the trailer does offer hints on things to come which you can check out right here:
If the third installment seems like something you can get behind, publication site gamingbolt.com reports that No More Heroes 3 is doing well under the hood. In other words, development is halfway done and is going rather well:
“In a lengthy interview with GameXplain, Suda talked about a lot of aspects of No More Heroes 3. When it came to how long we have to wait, he said right now the game is roughly half complete with development going smoothly.”
Back in July, we also reported on Goichi Suda (best known as Suda 51) saying that he wants to make a game where those who want to enjoy the game will be able to enjoy the game, instead of making a game that he thinks will sell. You can read what the interpreter for Suda translated below:
“One thing that he was really made to realize with TSA was that it is really important to listen to what the fans want. Again, not just to make it a game that will sell, but to make a game that the people who you want to enjoy the game are going to be able to enjoy it.”
Moreover, Suda may know what he wants to make and how to deliver it to fans, but he doesn’t want to make No More Heroes 3 a game that fans expect, according to the interpreter:
“He’s obviously got his own vision of what the game is going to be like, what he wants it to be like, and when he says he wants to make the game for the fans, he doesn’t just want to make the game that they are expecting.”
Although Goichi wants to make No More Heroes 3 something that fans are expecting he also wants to go above and beyond by putting in stuff that fans wouldn’t even expect:
“The game that he wants to make is the kind of game that fans are expecting and the kind of game the fans want. He wants to not just […] answer those wishes and those requests. He wants to go above and beyond that and [get to work] putting in the shit that they want to see – give them all this extra shit that they probably don’t even know what they wanted or they wouldn’t even be expecting.”
With that said, Suda and crew are focused on the third game and in talks about bringing the first two games to modern systems. I’m not sure if this means PS4, Xbox One and PC or two of the three? While we wait, No More Heroes 3 is slated to touch down exclusively for the Switch sometime in 2020.