In perhaps the biggest news today — and certainly the biggest announcment/reveal during Nintendo’s “Nindies” Sumer Showcase — Grasshopper Manufacture announced the next and newest game in the beloved No More Heroes franchise, dubbed No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Back.
That was the biggest news, but the most surprising news is that the new Goichi “Suda51” Suda directed title will hit next year exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.
Being built to look better than ever in Unreal Engine 4, No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Back will notably feature a collection of indie developers who will be collaborating on the project. Said developers have not been divulged, but the game’s debut trailer does tease a crossover with Hotline Miami, the popular 2012 top-down shooter from Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin.
As for details about the game itself, not much has been divulged beyond some story information. No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Back is notably set seven years after the events of No More Heroes, and The Bad has returned to get some sweet revenge on Travis Touchdown for the murder of his daughter, appropriately called Bad Girl. The two soon find themselves sucked into a phantom game console dubbed the Death Drive Mark II. And if you played No More Heroes you will know how the rest goes (you will have to battle your way out of all six games and defeat their respective bosses).
All of that being said, following the announcement, the first batch of official artwork for the game has been released. You can check it all out via the gallery below. As you would expect, the artwork shows off some over-the-top, stylistic design, and a whole lot of character and charm (images courtesy of Nintendo Everything).