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No More Heroes 3 will no longer release this year as originally planned. The game has been pushed back to 2021, Grasshopper Manufacture and director Suda51 have announced.

In a lengthy statement, Suda51 explained that the team has been hit hard by COVID-19. The team is now back on track and “have decided to focus on “prioritizing quality, and to therefore push back the final release date.”

It was also announced today that Darick Robertson has been brought on board to contribute art for the game.

Here’s the full statement:

Update (8/16): Ruud van de Moosdijk, Engine Software’s owner & VP of development, has said that “the unannounced project I am working on with a prolific Japanese developer, is not Killer7 for Switch”. He adds that the LinkedIn banner “should have been changed, as in the end we only did a PC version of Killer7.”


Original (8/14): Towards the end of 2018, Suda51’s classic GameCube title Killer7 was released on PC. Although NIS America published the game, it was ported by Engine Software – a studio that has worked on several projects for Switch. Now thanks to the company’s expertise, the game could be heading to Nintendo’s console.

A top developer at Engine Software shows a Killer7 remaster on his LinkedIn page for PC and Switch where he’s listed as executive producer. There’s also a note on his resume mentioning that he’s a producer “on an unannounced title in collaboration with a prolific Japanese game designer”.

Here’s a look:

Suda51 made a cameo appearance during today’s Devolver Direct 2020 stream. It wasn’t until the credits that he showed up, and he was only on screen for a couple of seconds. In that brief time though, viewers were shown another look at No More Heroes 3. We have a snapshot from the credits above.

Something similar was done during New Game+ Expo. Suda51 teased fans with gameplay, but covered up much of the screen.

No More Heroes 3 was last said to be launching in 2020, but it’s unclear if that’s still the case.

Suda51 kicked off today’s New Game+ Expo broadcast in a bit of a cheeky way. Rather than showing us direct-feed gameplay of No More Heroes 3, he instead decided to show “footage” by sitting the front of the screen.

Here’s the video in question:

Obviously it’s a bit tough to make out the action, but perhaps it’s better than nothing. No More Heroes 3 is said to be arriving sometime in 2020, but we haven’t seen much of it so far.

It’s been a full year since No More Heroes 3 was announced for Switch. A couple of trailers have been published, but we haven’t really had a chance to see how the action looks in-game.

If development is still on track to wrap up before 2020 ends, we should have a proper trailer soon. But at least in the meantime, director Suda51 shared a new image on social media today that gives a fans a taste of what No More Heroes 3 actually looks like. The in-game image can be found above.

No More Heroes 3 is said to be launching on Switch later in 2020.

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During an online version of MomoCon today, Suda51 appeared during a live stream. The No More Heroes director ended up answering a number of questions regarding his career both past and present.

At one point, Suda51 was asked about the possibility of some of his previous games landing on Switch. It sounds like there’s a decent chance of The Silver Case finding its way to the system since discussions have been held. As for Killer7 and Killer is Dead, that’d be up to Capcom and Kadokawa Games respectively.

Suda51’s translator relayed the following:

Hello, my beautiful animal buddies! This week on NEP, we’ve got a lot of games under our belt: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Dragon’s Crown Pro, and Byleth impressions from Smash. Then, we fawn over how gorgeous this new Animal Crossing: New Horizons limited edition Switch is. And the big news about Switch outselling the SNES in under 3 years. Has Switch really been this successful? It’s surreal. Also surreal is the details finally releasing on Pokemon HOME. It’s a mixed bag, and most reaction has been less than great. And some more details on Super Nintendo World opening in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka this summer.

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After No More Heroes 3 debuted its latest trailer at The Game Awards, animation company Studio Plumeau made note that an effect used in the video was essentially a copy of what it had previously created. It wasn’t clear how that ended up there, but some fans suggested that it was stolen from another outlet – not by Grasshopper Manufacture.

Thankfully, the dust has settled, and things have been resolved amicably. Studio Plumeau recently confirmed that the effect was purchased from the digital asset service Envato, and the team involved with No More Heroes 3’s trailer wasn’t aware of any wrongdoing. Unfortunately, a certain user was selling different assets made by many artists, including the one from Studio Plumeau. The two sides have talked and Grasshopper says “the matter has been officially resolved.”

Here are all of the relevant tweets:

No More Heroes 3 debuted a brand new trailer at The Game Awards last night. The video itself has gone over well with fans, but a bit of a messy situation has started to develop.

Over on Twitter, Studio Plumeau claims that the trailer uses animation without permission. A comparison, which can be seen below, definitely shows how strikingly similar the two are.

A new No More Heroes 3 video just debuted at The Game Awards 2019. View the latest trailer called “The Return” below.