For those of you who were waiting for a surprise during Nindies at night, there were plenty to be had with new games announced, but none bigger than the return of Travis Touchdown to a Nintendo console.
Aptly held until the very end of the presentation, Suda51 is bringing Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes exclusively to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018 in partnership with various indie developers, which directly ties to the premise of the game.
During the trailer, Travis was confronted by TKTK and during the confrontation they were actually pulled into the very game Travis was playing, Hotline Miami. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will be broken-up into six mini-games in which you have to beat their respective bosses. Exactly what those games are is still a mystery, except for Hotline Miami which was briefly glimpsed during the trailer.
No More Heroes premiered originally on the Wii back January, 2008 (NA) after releasing a month before in Japan. The sequel, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggles saw its release first in North America in January, 2010 again on the Wii. Both games were critically acclaimed, with the original holding an 83% score on Metacritic while the sequel sports an 84%.
This is one of those titles that carries a strong cult following, with sales of the original game modest at best, while the sequel had even lower sales. Either way, the return of Travis Touchdown bodes well for third-party support on the Nintendo Switch.
You can watch the full trailer here:
From Nintendo’s website:
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture: Seven years have passed since the events of No More Heroes, and The Bad is determined to exact his revenge on Travis Touchdown. Just like the original cult classic, players will have to battle through multiple punk-rock levels and defeat over-the-top bosses. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2018. More details about the game will be revealed in the future.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will release on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018.