Yesterday evening Nintendo hosted a Direct that focused for their indie line up on the Switch. At the end of the presentation we got a little look at the newest NMH title, when the No More Heroes Switch dream was almost dead.
It has been 10 long years since the original No More Heroes released on the Wii, the hack and slash action game is a bit of a cult classic these days and yesterdays trailer was a good reminder why. The art direction is incredibly unique and conveys fast, frenetic movement perfectly. No More Heroes is a real treat on the ears too with it’s great soundtrack, throw in some poorly imitated Quentin Tarintino style dialogue and you get yourself a real winner.
This is a full sequel, straight from the horses mouth:
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a raucous 3D action title, where Travis touchdown wields the Beam Katana to massacre his way through countless enemies, taking on ferocious bosses in an epic battle with Badman. This marks the first time in ten years that Goichi “Suda51” Suda has taken on the mantle of director.
OLD MUSINGS BEFORE WE KNEW:
Online message boards have been rife with discussion on the new game, with a lot of people saying this won’t be a classic No More Heroes game but instead something more of a mini-game collection. The reasoning the reveal trailer was playing during Nintendo’s Indie event is because the game includes heavy influence from 6 real life indie titles (one of which is Hotline Miami, as seen in the trailer below). However concept art and the trailer itself show our leading man’s Caravan as being something of a hub area, and the press release makes nods towards this being a standard game (by not saying anything otherwise).
I feel like the game will be one of three things:
- A full No More Heroes game in the vein of NMH/NMH2.
- A smaller game a like Ground Zeroes, including just 6 levels.
- A mini-game collection, like NMH2’s job system
I am personally fine with any of those three things as more No More Heroes is a good thing. I am a huge fan of the series though so YMMV. Check out the trailer below, fuckhead.