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.