Not too long ago, we reported that Goichi Suda (best known as Suda 51) said back in September that No More Heroes 3 is roughly 50% done. I’m not sure how things are panning out right now, but in a new interview, Suda offers insight on the game’s world size and motion controls.
Thanks to website wccftech.com, we learn that folks familiar with the original game will find a much bigger playscape in the forthcoming installment regarding world size.
For starters, No More Heroes 3 won’t have a world as big as something from Ubisoft or for that matter, something from Rockstar. However, the game sounds like it’s treading the same road as the original but bigger.
Anyway, here’s the excerpt on the upcoming title and its world size straight from Suda himself:
“It will definitely be a bigger open world than the original No More Heroes, but you have to remember that we’re a middle-class studio in terms of size. It takes a lot of skills, wisdom, and resources to make an open-world game, so it won’t be as big as something you see from huge companies like Ubisoft or Rockstar.”
Folks who are worried about side-missions in No More Heroes 3 need not worry. During the interview, Suda briefly touches on the subject and says that it’s similar to the original with “extra” stuff added:
“It will have about the amount of side-missions you’d expect from a No More Heroes game, along with some other extras as well.”
When asked to elaborate on this “extra” stuff, Suda seemed to shy away from answering with much detail and instead offered a brief explanation by saying that these things are something “different” than typical mini-games:
“They’ll be something…greater. Something different than your standard minigame.”
The last interesting tidbits from the interview see Suda explaining that Switch owners can use motion controls to facilitate “interesting” moves in No More Heroes 3:
“It will definitely have the motions you know from the series [the Beam Katana charge motion…you know the one…was done to illustrate], but the real challenge was figuring out how to best use the Switch hardware. There are some interesting new possibilities.”
No More Heroes 3 is set to launch exclusively for Switch sometime in 2020.