Last week, No More Heroes III's launch on Switch spelled the potential end of a series that first debuted on Wii back in 2007. Its creator, Goichi 'Suda51' Suda, bid a fond farewell to the games on social media on Friday, thanking fans and noting that he hopes they'll enjoy "Travis Touchdown’s final battle."
With work on No More Heroes all wrapped up, development studio Grasshopper Manufacture has naturally got the ball rolling with new projects, and during a special launch live stream hosted by IGN Japan, Suda spoke about what's coming next (thanks, VGC):
"The broad answer is we already have a lot of products that are in development and over the next 10 years we have three original IPs that we’re working on and we have already planned out.
So you can definitely look forward to a lot of new, interesting original IPs from Grasshopper. We also of course have other plans and are working hard on them to bring them to fruition."
Going further, he also touched upon projects he'd "love" to work on given the chance. Looks like he's a bit of a Marvel fan:
"But [in terms of] the kind of things I’d love to do, I’d also love to work with Marvel on a Shatterstar or Deadpool game, something sort of Grasshopper-y like that. Maybe a Quicksilver title of some sorts. So, Marvel, you know."
It's not just video games that Suda's interested in, though. Just last month, the No More Heroes creator spoke about his hopes to bring the series to film or TV – apparently, one proposal came very close to being a reality at one stage, but sadly never entered production.
[source youtube.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
a perfect fit!
but Disney would never 😞
If anyone should make a Deadpool game, it's Suda 51.
Sure why not? We could all use a another mediocre superhero game
He is friends with james gunn already so through gunn he could reach out to marvel to propose it. Would love another suda51 james gunn game like lollipop chainsaw.
Oh wow, I could totally see that working!
Also, his mention of Shatterstar got me to look up the character, and I'd love to see that, too!
@darkswabber Indeed! Suda51 seems to be great at using the more outsider and punkish aspects of American pop-culture to great effect!
Lollipop Chainsaw was basically taking some of the best parts of Army Of Darkness and Planet Terror into a blender, and (while admitting I didn't actually play it yet) looked pretty sweet.
Shadows Of The Damned is basically From Dusk 'till Dawn, if a certain character had been the star instead of a casualty (the one with the revolver hidden in his belt buckle - his name cannot be typed here!).
So, yeah! I'd be really excited to see him do Marvel, where you have one of the Marvel outlier characters in a stylish action game.
As a die-hard X-Men fan, I always found the over-saturation of Deadpool cameos a bit too obnoxious. (Rick Remender's X-Force run aside)
But man... I would play the ever loving hell out of a Suda51 Deadpool game with zero reservations.
I can see how NMH humor works well with Deadpool. Id like that
@ItsjustAnotherGamer Nah, Travis is more of a loser than Deadpool.
Nah, he wouldn't have as much creative control as he would have liked. Licensed games tend to always have their control turned up to 11.
Please make this happen. No More Heroes is literally the perfect template for a Deadpool game both in terms of writing and gameplay
Also the last time we got a Deadpool game it was absolute ass. He's one of my favorite Marvel characters and he deserves a good game adaptation worthy of how awesome his comics are
@Paraka Insomniac's Spider-Man says hi
@Strumpan HIGHLY debatable considering Wade is someone who's dealt with suicidal tendencies, insecurity, trauma for the experiments that awakened his healing factor and is constantly burdened by his mercenary past when trying to better himself as a good person, especially when faced with working with or against more clean cut mutants like the X-Men.
He's actually a way more psychologically complex character than he's given credit for because he's supposed to be the "jokey jokey 4th wall breaking quirky killing mutant" according to a lot of people who've only either played the game or watched the movies
@TheFrenchiestFry All right, but he is still a different kind of loser. Travis doesn't have that type of traumatic background. I'd say Travis is less sympathetic and more of a creep. Maybe that's not the right way to put it, but I would definitely object to them being the same character.
Seems like it would be a good match. Suda51's history of average games combined with Disney licensing of games for as cheaply possible, it would be the Deadpool game we all deserve.
@TheFrenchiestFry - One example suddenly entirely debunked. All licensed material is godlike.
Nah man, there is always outliers. Also, Sony had a huge hand in their licensing control before Disney bought up Marvel. So obviously they're going to be a said outlier because Sony WANTS good system sellers.
Otherwise it's GCN Spider-Man.
I'd like to see him try to bring back that Lilly Bergamo game that got teased for PS4 years ago. Don't care which console gets it.
@ItsjustAnotherGamer The similarities are obvious, and the way you put it makes it even more so. But still, they do have different psyches and motivations. If you would put a Deadpool skin on Travis in the game, would it be a believable Deadpool game? Actually... kind of. Ah well, maybe it's mostly their appearance and style that sets them apart?
Although I believe he should do whatever he wants, I would rather play a whole original title than an adaptation from another media.
Deadpool and Suda are a match made in heaven. Ha.
Looking fwd to their future works.
Do it Disney. No balls. Do it. No balls.
Give Suda Deadpool.
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