No More Heroes on Nintendo Switch Not a Port, Won’t Release in 2017

Further adding to our assumptions that Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda’s reveal of a new No More Heroes game on the Nintendo Switch wasn’t entirely planned that well, the creator has further clarified the game’s existence in a follow-up interview.

In an interview with 4Gamer, Suda revealed that the game is a completely new experience, and that it’s not a port. He jokingly said that he meant to say that during the announcement, but he forgot.

4Gamer naturally asked where the game’s development stood. Suda noted the game’s overall direction, game design, and key components have been ironed out, but he hasn’t written the plot yet. Coming from this, he teased that development will begin soon, and that it won’t release in 2017.

When he was pressed on whether or not the return of Travis Touchdown (seen above) means we’re getting No More Heroes 3, to which Suda had no comment.

However, he did tease the game’s script, to which he’s writing the entire thing. He also said he’s directing the game, a first for him in nearly 10 years.

When asked if Travis’ new design was penned by series illustrator Yuusuke Kozaki, Suda confirmed Kozaki’s involvement. Suda also teased collaborating with other artists on designs, that in his travels he’s been asked by talented artists to let them work on a new No More Heroes game.

Finally, Suda proposed the chance to build a game that other indie games might collaborate nicely with, saying it’s something he’s been contemplating. 4Gamer asked him to elaborate, but unfortunately Suda couldn’t say more.

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  1. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    People were thinking port? I knew from the original article it would be a new game.

  2. nestea
    January 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm


  3. nestea
    January 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    So over this dumb console.

    Fucking weird japanese with their inability to pronounce a word in English,
    octopus eating, bukake loving freaks.

    This is an actual game.

    Get .the .fuck .away .from .me

  4. nestea
    January 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    stop deleting my comment

  5. nestea
    January 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm


  6. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 14, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I thought it was obvious that it was a new game.

  7. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm


  8. bdp
    January 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Wouldn’t mind ports of 1 and 2 to be honest.

  9. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    If it’s a port of Paradise and then give Desperate Struggle a Paradise makeover as well.

  10. Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    January 14, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    The problem of this game that is will be double censored, the Jap version with no blood, and the american/european version with no girls so…

  11. NukeA6
    January 14, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Again, sweet

  12. AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
    AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
    January 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    No More Titties now on Nintendo Switch

  13. Personaknight
    January 15, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Well after the translator in the video conference I wouldn’t be surprised if people misunderstood that it was a port. Not his fault though.

  14. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 15, 2017 at 7:08 am

    As far as I know the the previous No More Heroes weren’t censored right? (Except for the blood in japan)

  15. Warrior90
    January 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

    NMH 1 was censored in Europe the same way it was censored in Japan.

  16. Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    Loli de 42 Anos Atrasada no SQ
    January 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    okay, but the american version had it all, yes?

  17. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 15, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    He’s directing?


  18. Malcolm_Ecks
    January 16, 2017 at 11:15 am

    That was back before Nintendo started going hard with it like they did in the 90s. Hopefully this game comes untouched this time.

  19. Malcolm_Ecks
    January 16, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I’m hoping all 3 games get ports on other consoles. NMH is a decent series, but it being on mostly Nintendo consoles is like a good thing being held hostage.