Today Grasshopper Manufacture, developer and publisher on the upcoming hack-and-slash action game, No More Heroes 3, has announced that the title has been delayed until sometime in 2021. The long-awaited sequel was set to launch exclusively for the Switch in 2020 but was pushed back due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news comes via a post from Goichi Suda, director of the title, otherwise known as Suda51.
The tweeted post reads:
This is Goichi Suda from Grasshopper Manufacture, with an announcement regarding the postponement of the release of No More Heroes 3.
Reading through the comments of fans on social media, we know 2020 has been a very rough period for many of you. To everyone who has been waiting for further news and release date confirmation ever since the reveal of the trailer for No More Heroes 3 at TGA at the end of 2019, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies.
All staff members at Grasshopper have been working as hard as possible on developing the game in hopes of releasing it in 2020, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforeseen delays in development. Now that we have managed to get back on our feet with development, we have decided to focus on prioritizing quality, and to therefore push back the final release date.
Very sorry once again. 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.
In other and hopefully better news, we are extremely pleased to announce that Darick Roberston — of The Boys fame, and whom I am personally a huge fan — will be joining the project to provide illustrations for the game. We will be posting some original illustrations, so please be sure to check them out. Please stay tuned for key art from Darick himself, as well as further announcements regarding No More Heroes 3.
SUDA51 [No More Heroes 3 Director]
No More Heroes 3 will launch as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.
You can check out the latest full-length trailer for the game that was shown during The Game Awards back in late 2019 down below:
- No More Heroes 3 Gameplay (Very) Briefly Showcased During Devolver Direct
- No More Heroes 3 Gets First-Ever Gameplay During New Game+ Expo… Kind of
- No More Heroes 3 Gets a Wacky New Trailer During The Game Awards
- “Yeah, I’d Really Want To,” Says Suda51 Concerning No More Heroes 3
- No More Heroes III Announced During Nintendo’s E3 Direct