No More Heroes 3 has been delayed to 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused “unforeseen delays in development.”
No More Heroes series director Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda of Grasshopper Manufacture took to Twitter to explain the delay and apologize to fans for the lack of news ever since “the reveal of the trailer for No More Heroes 3 at [The Game Awards] at the end of 2019.”
While the pandemic has impacted the project, Suda did say that the team has “managed to get back on our feet with development” and that their main focus now is “prioritizing quality.”
It wasn’t all bad news, however, as he revealed that Darick Robertson, a comic book illustrator who co-created The Boys, will be joining the team working on No More Heroes 3 to “provide illustrations for the game.”
Suda shared a commissioned piece by Darick Robertson on Twitter, called “Demzamtiger & His Master,” and you can check it out below.
No More Heroes 3, a Nintendo Switch exclusive, was unveiled during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct, and the initial trailer showed Travis Touchdown and his beam katana back in action once more.
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At the New Game Plus Expo 2020, we got a glimpse of No More Heroes 3 gameplay, but it was mostly covered by Suda’s head.
You can read Suda’s full statement here.
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