No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda aka Suda51 has confirmed that talks are under way to bring No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle to the PS4. The first game saw a PS3 release while the second game remained exclusive to the Nintendo Wii. This may change as Suda51 says a PS4 release for both games is “under positive consideration”. In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation (via Gematsu) in the run up to the release of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition for the PS4, he had this to say:
“Yes. We’re currently in talks with Marvelous [the publisher of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition] to make that happen. It’s in positive consideration, so I hope we’ll be able to make a good announcement.”
His comments possibly hints at the possibility of impending No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2 PS4 release date. This isn’t the first time Suda51 has stated he’d like to bring the older No More Heroes games back on current hardware. Though his previous statements were in relation to a possible Nintendo Switch release, making this the first mention of bringing past No More Heroes games to other platforms. It will be interesting to see if it comes to fruition and if the games make use of the PS4’s relatively more powerful hardware compared to the Nintendo Switch.
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!”