One of the best surprises from the recent Nintendo Nindies Showcase was that of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, a new entry in the popular action games from the days of the Wii. Though details on the new game have been relatively scarce, it’s more or less been assumed that this is No More Heroes 3, but the director has been quite keen to point out this isn’t the case.
Suda51 recently talked with VideoGameChooChoo (what a name), and one of the points of discussion was whether this game is a sequel or not. To be entirely honest, it doesn’t sound like Suda51 really knows what to call it, but regardless of what you might call it, this is at least a continuation of the series. Also, a real No More Heroes 3 will be likely if this game succeeds. Here’s what he had to say:
Well again, it’s not a direct sequel to No More Heroes 2, though they are directly related and take place in the same universe. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes takes place seven years after the events of No More Heroes 2. As you’ve probably noticed it’s ‘Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes’, so ‘No More Heroes’ is more a subtitle, there’s not a number on it. This isn’t a direct sequel and it’s not No More Heroes 3, but it does address some of the things that happened in No More Heroes 1 and 2. While it is sort of a continuation of that stuff, it is not a direct sequel partially because No More Heroes is about one assassin against other assassins, and this isn’t like that. This isn’t exactly a spin-off, or something like that, and while it’s not a direct sequel it is something of a stepping stone on the road to No More Heroes 3. So the way I’d like people to think of this game is like the beginning of a new battle for Travis, a new series within the series.
What do you think? Will this game stack up to its predecessors? How do you think it’ll notably differ, if at all? Share your thoughts in the comments below.