During Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct video presentation, developer Grasshopper Manufacture announced a 2020 release date for No More Heroes III for the Nintendo Switch. It takes place 10 years after the events of the original game which had series protagonist Travis Touchdown kill 10 crazy dangerous assassins in an attempt to be number one. This time around, there’s a huge artificial metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object high above the city in addition to new assassins to ecounter.
”After the Nintendo Switch unveiling conference in 2017, we released Travis Strikes Again this year, and now we are finally able to make the dream of No More Heroes III a reality,” said director Goichi Suda aka Suda51. “We’re working hard on development day in and day out to ensure that NMHIII goes above and beyond the expectations of all the fans who have been waiting for the game for so long, and we’re going to be rolling it out in 2020. May the Switch be with you!”
In addition to Robin Atkin Downes and Paula Tiso returning to their roles as Travis Touchdown and Sylvia Christel, No More Heroes III features an all-new original score composed by musician and actor Nobuaki Kaneko of the band RIZE.
I’m really looking forward to voicing Travis again; the NMH players have always been incredibly supportive and kind when it comes to my voice work within the games, and I’m glad we can give them something new to sink their teeth into,” said Atkin Downes. “The opportunity to work with both Suda51 and Grasshopper again is very exciting, and I can’t wait for the game’s release next year, so everyone can see what we’ve been working on!”
“I’m thrilled to be reprising my role as Sylvia Christel for No More Heroes III,” said Tiso. “Sylvia has always been a favorite character of mine and I’m so excited to see what Suda51 and Grasshopper are creating for the NMH community. It’s an honour to be part of this epic game, and I can’t wait til 2020 to share the fun with everyone!”
Although No More Heroes III has been announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, it’ll be interesting to see how long it stays that way. Spin-off title Travis Strikes Again was a timed-exclusive for the Switch before being announced for the PS4 and PC and perhaps this may be subject to the same strategy. And with reports of new Switch consoles on the way, it could take advantage of the hardware has to offer too.