Travis Touchdown is Back, Baby!
The No More Heroes series was one of the most mature and addictive games to ever come out on the Nintendo Wii, telling the story of an otaku with dreams of becoming the number one assassin in the world.
And it was utterly insane.
The boss battles were out of this world, the characters were all messed up in the head, and yet we couldn’t help but love the fact we were slashing them to pieces with a knock-off lightsaber.
Fans were pretty much convinced that after No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle that they would have to say goodbye to the likes of Mr Touchdown.
However, it seems that we were wrong.
According to an article on Eurogamer –
Grasshopper Manufacture’s cult classic lightsaber dueling punk fever dream No More Heroes is getting a spin-off on Switch. It’s called Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.
As revealed in a new Nintendo livestream, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is set seven years after the events of the first game and the CG trailer shows returning antihero and ace assassin Travis Touchdown facing off against the vengeful father of one of his fallen combatants: Bat Girl (the penultimate boss of the first game).
Weirdly, Travis Strikes Again teased a Hotline Miami crossover as the game is being played in the background of Travis’ trailer and the plot seems to suggest that Travis and BadGirl’s Dad get sucked into a video game console, Tron-style. Hijinks ensue.
No actual gameplay was shown of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, but it’s confirmed to be developed in Unreal Engine 4.
It’s been over seven years since No More Heroes 2 launched in 2010, though that sequel wasn’t directed by studio founder Suda Goichi (aka Suda 51). In fact, the first No More Heroes, way back in 2007, was the last game Suda actually directed, with the exception of the recent remake of Grasshopper’s 1999 sci-fi visual novel The Silver Case.
For those who were still debating getting a Switch, we’d say you just got your incentive.
Check out the trailer for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes below.