The best news of the day comes from Suda 51’s camp, thanks to their announcement (and debut trailer) for No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again. Yes! Travis and his badass, lightsaber-esque combat are planning a return, and it’s sure to be a great one if the previous two games are taken into consideration.
Truth be told, No More Heroes was one of the absolute best (and most under-appreciated) games for the original Wii, with its sequel, No More Heroes 2, lagging only slightly behind it. The first game was magical, and unlike anything before it. Additionally, while the follow-up was almost as good, it was definitely a bit too cheap and suffered as a result. Then again, neither one was easy by any means.
Revealed through a Nintendo livestream, Travis Strikes Again apparently takes place seven years after the events of No More Heroes 2, and has our quirky assassin of a hero facing off against the father of someone he killed. That is, Bat Girl, the final baddie from the inaugural title.
This CG-only teaser also suggests something interesting, as it makes it look as if both Travis and the aforementioned father with a vengeance will get sucked into a Hotline Miami style video game. Here’s hoping that’s the case, as it’d be an awesome twist.
No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again, which may be a spin-off of some sort, is expected to be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. The other thing we know is that it’s being built using the Unreal 4 engine.
Stay tuned for more information.