Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Announced for Nintendo Switch

Grasshopper Manufacture, Marvelous, Shirogumi, and Nintendo have announced Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.

The new game is coming to Nintendo Switch, and stars No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

While gameplay wasn’t revealed, the mechanics are described as matching the style of No More Heroes with a bunch of collaborations of some kind via well known and prominent game developers (the developer of Hotline Miami was teased). Details for that are coming later.

Here’s the first artwork for the game:

The story takes place seven years after the events of No More Heroes, where The Bad has returned to enact his revenge against Travis Touchdown for murdering his daughter, Bad Girl. Right before their battle, both characters are sucked into a phantom game console dubbed the Death Drive Mark II.

Much like the original game, the only way to escape this strange new fate is to battle through various punk-rock styled levels and clear all six games, alongside their ridiculously over the top bosses.

Development is being handled by Marvelous, Shirogumi, and Grasshopper Manufacture, under series creator Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda. The game is being made in Unreal Engine 4, and is a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

A release date for Travis Strikes Again is set for sometime next year.

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  • InkViper

    About FUCKING time!!!!

  • InkViper

    About FUCKING time!!!!

  • Captain Vidya

    FUCKHEADS!

  • Captain Vidya

    FUCKHEADS!

  • Just Some Guy

    Cool trailer but where’s the fucking gameplay?

  • Just Some Guy

    Cool trailer but where’s the fucking gameplay?

  • 2501

    Wait so it’s actually directed by Suda51? No more bullshit games like NMH2 Desperate Struggle and Killer is Dead? His first directed game in10 years ? I wanna be excited but i gotta see more.

  • 2501

    Wait so it’s actually directed by Suda51? No more bullshit games like NMH2 Desperate Struggle and Killer is Dead? His first directed game in10 years ? I wanna be excited but i gotta see more.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Death Drive Mark II? So we’re getting a little Let It Die crossing over here?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Death Drive Mark II? So we’re getting a little Let It Die crossing over here?

  • NukeA6

    I wanna be hyped enough to get me a Switch but I need to see more. Is it gonna be anything like the first two or go full DMC? C’mon this a trailer that should have been shown back in E3.

  • NukeA6

    I wanna be hyped enough to get me a Switch but I need to see more. Is it gonna be anything like the first two or go full DMC? C’mon this a trailer that should have been shown back in E3.

  • CatCouch

    Nice! Love me some Travis Touchdown.

    Travis Touchdown and Dead Rising’s Frank West were some of my favorite characters last generation and considering how DR has turned out this may be one of my most anticipated games now. Well, once I see some gameplay it may be.

    By the time I can find a Switch there might be some real worthwhile games to wash the disappointment from the Wii U away.

  • CatCouch

    Nice! Love me some Travis Touchdown.

    Travis Touchdown and Dead Rising’s Frank West were some of my favorite characters last generation and considering how DR has turned out this may be one of my most anticipated games now. Well, once I see some gameplay it may be.

    By the time I can find a Switch there might be some real worthwhile games to wash the disappointment from the Wii U away.

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  • Yuno Gasai

    My belief in not getting hyped for games with no actual game play footage is really being challenged here.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Hey look, I have a new game.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    So wait… Is this a sequel? I have so many questions. Are he and Sylvia still together? How did he get that scar? Why the fuck was he living in a trailer in the middle of nowhere? Was this anywhere near Santa Destroy? Augh. I actually might need to buy a Switch now. I love the No More Heroes games.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Though he seems to have a different voice actor this time sadly.

  • patyos

    Hurray well now I will need a Switch

  • Dom The Elegy

    Whoever did the audio mixing for this trailer needs some /real/ stern talking to. I can barely make out what the doods are saying.

  • Unreal Engine 4? Won’t be long until it comes to PC.

  • orbo

    And my switch purchase becomes even more justified.
    Didn’t play the first two NMH games cause no wii but I’ve seen let’s plays and they look awesome.

    If they also released remasters of NMH1&2 it would be just perfect.

  • NukeA6

    I thought you’d be more excited than that.

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  • InkViper

    looks like a mini game collection, with a very suda 51 spin to the whole thing, probably here to wet your whistle before No More Heroes 3! probably.

  • InkViper

    No More Heroes, Philistine, always good to get you in the mood to wiggle your Dic-er, Wiimote-re, Beam sabre!!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFXqJ–L_Kk

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Admittedly a shitty port, tbh. It runs at 60fps on Wii, and only Wii. 30fps and screen tearing on PS3/360.

  • ScarredBushido

    Wonder if it is a exclusive. Remember how 2 sold more on ps3/xbox then 1 n 2 combined on wii?

  • Travis Touchdown

    Yeah, me too. But I don’t get excited about cinematic trailers.

    Show me gameplay and a hard release date. Then I’ll be hyped.

  • orbo

    That plus it’s only the first game.
    Also, as much hate as wii waggle controls get, these games were made for motion controls and actually uses the wiimote very well.
    Even if you argue for the ps move… come on, that thing’s not as good as the wiimote and everyone knows it.

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    Wait seriously? That’s unfortunate. I didn’t know. Only played the Wii versions. Thought it’d be nice since it has bonus bosses from NMH2

  • InkViper

    The only issue I have with this game is Marvelous is publishing, therefore it’s technically not inde!

  • Michael Richardson

    Meh.

    I’ll wait to see what the game actually looks like.

  • Pillbugable

    To be fair, neither is Hotline Miami.

  • NukeA6

    So my boy got off the hotel and got his own RV now? Nice, and is that masked guy supposed to be Bad Girl’s daddy?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I guess. Which i always thought Bad Girl was the daughter of the guy with the Golden Guns and Golden voice that you fight on the stadium field.

  • Envy-Noson

    So he’s Bad Girl’s farther, fuck. He even has her instant kill. Well, now It’s time to get a Switch.

  • So that makes…2 exclusives for the Switch I have a passing interest in.

    A couple more years of this and I might actually almost be tempted to buy one, second-hand.

  • Envy-Noson

    Is his name Bad Man?

  • tccboss

    No More Heroes, No More Heroes yeah!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-V8htEtAYI

  • catazxy

    On this we can all agree

  • tccboss

    if I remember correctly the VO for Travis hated doing that character I am not sure why.

  • InzMovi

    OMG HE’S BAAAAACK!

  • NukeA6

    I think he’s known as The Bat.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    That sucks.

  • ProxyDoug

    I’d like to see a game that mixed the characters from previous Grasshoper Manufacture games.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    I must have been oblivious to the fact when I was playing NMH on a Japanese 360 years ago. I bought Red Zone on PS3 a few months ago and the screen tearing was extremely noticeable. Nauseating I’d say.

  • Personaknight

    so were have some wilderness setting for an RV home for Travis. I wonder what jobs you get to do between levels this time. Also love how we got some of hotline Miami music in the trailer. These two things make me eager for the rest of the soundtrack.

  • InkViper

    This is true, and as Hotline Miami appears in the trailer, I wonder if that’s a foreshadowing of a futures switch release.

  • 2501

    You can’t play NMH without motion controls, it just takes out the feeling of the game for me.

  • Not surprising knowing the PS3.

  • FreshSnug

    As long as you don’t ever complain about censorship.

  • Kakaku

    Never saw an interview where Robert Atkins says he disliked Travis.

    I think what happened is with a lower budget they wanted to avoid hiring Union voice actors. Its also possible that they did approach him, but he turned down the contract because it didn’t fit SAG-AFTRA standards kinda like what happened with Erin Fitzgerald and Noire(Neptunia).

    Not actually positive Robert Atkins’ Union, but he writes #performance matters a lot so I’d bet a 20 he’s SAG-AFTRA.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    What’s that supposed to mean faggot? It’s still a better platform than PC shithead.

  • PS3 with its shitty cell processor made every third party game run like shit on the system. PS3 was a failure for that reason.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Nobody gives a fuck about third party games. Y’all pcucks can have that shit lmao. Cell Processor isn’t a problem if it’s being used as the native development platform.

  • Well I hope you aren’t only depending on first party games on PS4. PS4 hardly have any first party games.

  • Z3DH

    My body is ready.

  • Z3DH

    The best action heroes are psychopaths by the standards of the mild mannered.

  • Z3DH

    I thought he directed Lolipop Chainsaw.

  • iswear12

    >go into the comments section
    >Gamezard vs Chocolate ISISCream
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    Edit: Oh criminy this is 3 months late