No More Heroes 3 Trailer Animator Not Responsible for Alleged Stolen Animation

No More Heroes 3 Trailer Animator Not Responsible for Alleged Stolen Animation

The person who animated the No More Heroes 3 reached out and confirmed that they purchased the alleged plagiarized animation from a website.

Just recently, news broke concerning a brief FX animation in the recent No More Heroes 3 trailer that was allegedly stolen from Studio Plumeau. As it turns out, the person who was in charge of the FX animation purchased it on a website called envato, which sells digital assets for professional use. Studio Plumeau breaks down the probable cause for the incident in a series of tweets on the official Twitter account:

So it seems that there’s an user that’s been stealing various animations and reselling them on envato. Meanwhile studios and other businesses have been purchasing these packs in the belief that they’re all legal, fair use FX. Hopefully the service will be able to get to the bottom of this issue and resolve it soon.

The brand new No More Heroes 3 trailer premiered just last week and features the following wild synopsis: The full, five-minute trailer for No More Heroes 3 has almost nothing to do with the franchise’s iconic character of Travis Touchdown at all. Instead, it focuses on the story of a young boy finding an alien named Fu. This boy, named Damon, takes care of Fu before the alien leaves in his rocket, promising to return twenty years later.

The trailer then jumps ahead twenty years and Fu returns, but his motives are now much more sinister. Fu begins attacking the planet and vows to take it over, much to the dismay of Damon. We then see a title appear for what seems to be a game called “Goddamn Superhero” before it cuts away and is instead revealed to be part of No More Heroes 3.

The game is exclusive to Nintendo Switch and its release window is set for sometime in 2020, although Travis gleefully pokes fun at this by stating “2020 release? Ha! Good luck” at the end of the trailer. The game was first revealed during Nintendo’s E3 Direct in June.

According to Suda51 in an interview from back in November, the game is currently about 35-40 percent complete. Suda also confirmed the return of motion controls to the series. He goes onto say the challenge with adding them came from the Nintendo Switch’s hardware capabilities. Additionally, he confirms actor and composer Nobuaki Kanko will work on the game’s soundtrack.