The next No More Heroes will be taking a little more time to launch. Last night, developer Goichi Suda announced a postponement of its original release window into 2021.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Suda and Grasshopper Manufacture confirmed that the studio has been hard at work on No More Heroes 3 with a 2020 launch in mind. COVID-19 created some problems though; Suda describes it as a "real body blow" to Grasshopper's schedule that caused unforeseen delays.
"Very sorry once again," Suda writes. "We hope that everyone who has been waiting patiently for No More Heroes 3 can understand and accept this decision, and we will continue to put every effort into the title's development as we shoot for a 2021 release date."
We did still get a No More Heroes game fairly recently, in 2019's Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. It was a less conventional on No More Heroes, even by Suda's standards. But it was a nice holdover for those waiting for the next installment of the stylish, metatextual superhero franchise.
Today's delay did come with the announcement of something new for No More Heroes 3 though. Darick Robertson, artist on The Boys, will be providing illustrations for No More Heroes 3. Considering the decidedly more grim and gruesome take on superheroes of The Boys, it seems like a good fit for No More Heroes.
No More Heroes 3 is now targeting a 2021 launch for the Nintendo Switch.