In a recent interview with Wccftech, the wonderfully weird and unique game designer Goichi Suda (known by his alias Suda 51) divulged more details about the upcoming Switch title No More Heroes 3, including how far the game is in development, the scope of the game, and the game’s combat.
Right off the bat, upon being asked about the game’s progress, Suda stated that it was around 30-40% complete, with the script also being finished. He also went on to talk about the size of the game overall, stating: “It will definitely be a bigger open world than the original No More Heroes, but you have to remember that we’re a middle-class studio in terms of size. It takes a lot of skills, wisdom, and resources to make an open-world game, so it won't be as big as something you see from huge companies like Ubisoft or Rockstar.”
Those familiar with the original No More Heroes title likely won’t be surprised by that statement, with it also featuring a more condensed world to traverse, even compared to other open world titles at the time. Suda also teases that “There’ll be something... greater. Something different than your standard minigame” after being questioned on the kind of side activities that’ll be featured in the game. Knowing Suda, it’ll likely be something completely out of left-field.
Suda then goes on to talk about some of the game’s combat. Like the first two titles, motion controls will be making a return to some extent, but he also talks about the Switch hardware, musing “There are some interesting new possibilities.” The power armour Travis is seen wearing during the E3 2019 reveal trailer will be usable in combat as well, but only during specific circumstances. Could this be some kind of Devil May Cry Devil Trigger or God of War Spartan Rage equivalent?
Lastly, Suda is asked to describe the boss fights that’ll players will be encountering in the game with three words; he chose “Thanos. Venom. Joker.” That could be interpreted in multiple different ways, so take it as you will.
No More Heroes 3 is set to release sometime in 2020 for Nintendo Switch.