Travis Touchdown is the number one assassin in the world but will the next title featuring the Otaku hero –No More Heroes 3 – also be so successful? Okay, in all honesty, it absolutely will be; while I haven’t played myself, the first two titles are quite well-reviewed, with Metacritic ratings in the mid-80s. In his review for the first two titles compiled for Nintendo Switch, Matt described the games as being like a Quentin Tarantino film but interactive. We expect more of the same from the upcoming mainline sequel.
In the game, Travis is forced out of retirement to defend Santa Destroy (and the rest of the world) in an intergalactic test of might against the evil Prince FU and his 10 alien henchmen. He’s also trying to prove that’s he’s not just a washed-up has-been who talks to his cat. (Hey, what’s wrong with that?!) The new trailer below announces No More Heroes 3’s launch date.
To save the world, Travis has to rise to the top of the Galactic Superhero Rankings, taking on each henchmen before he can fight Prince FU himself. The game is filled with outrageous boss battles. Travis is versatile when it comes to kicking butt; he has a customizable Death Glove, which sounds terrifying. He can also pick up side jobs and explore the locale.
In North America, a physical edition of No More Heroes 3 will be available as a Day 1 Edition for consoles; it includes a copy of the game, a softcover art book, a 22-track soundtrack, and a commemorative biker license plate. In Europe, the game’s physical edition will include the game, all-new artwork for the game case, three art cards, and a double-sided poster. For fans, I expect the North American version may be worth importing if you’re outside of that territory.
Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, and published by XSEED (North America) and Marvelous Europe (Europe), No More Heroes III will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One. There’s no announced version for Nintendo Switch but considering the first two titles we re-released for that console, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s not too far behind.