Earlier this week, Nintendo hosted a livestream event showcasing some of the indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year and into 2018. The biggest game announced was the latest Grasshopper Manufacture joint, No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again. Although not a numbered entry into the No More Heroes franchise, Travis Strikes Again is instead a collaboration between the game's director, Suda51, and various indie developers. Now we have some more details about the game coming out of PAX West, including some concept art.
Travis Strikes Again apparently takes place a year after the events of No More Heroes, presumably setting the game in-between the events of the first game and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. Travis apparently set up shop in the countryside of the southern US, which is away from the Southern California-esque locale of Santa Destroy.
From the trailer we know that Travis is attacked by Bad Girl's avenging father (named Badman in the press release but referred to as "The Bat" in Nintendo's indie showcase video). However, the two of them get sucked into the phantom game console, the "Death Drive MK-II" which is presumably where Travis has to battle through six, indie-collaborated levels. The game console's creator's name is apparently Doctor Juvenile, though he wasn't present in the announcement trailer.
While not all the indie teams Suda51 will collaborate with have been announced, we know from the trailer that Hotline Miami devs, Denneton Games is one of them, as well as Shovel Knight.
"We've received a tremendous amount of support from our fans over the years, and we are delighted to finally share Travis Touchdown's next great adventure with fans of the Nintendo Switch," said Suda51 in a statement. "We're ecstatic to be expanding the No More Heroes universe in 2018."
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is set to launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018.