No More Heroes 3 is now deep in development. The game was announced at E3 last year and has since been shown off by creator Suda51 in the sneakiest of manners. Aside from the brief glimpse of the game though, No More Heroes 3 news has been slightly hard to come by recently.
In lieu of No More Heroes 3 news however, fans of the series may still have something to get excited about. As reported over on Gematsu, the original No More Heroes, which was released on the Wii then ported to PS3 and Xbox 360, has been rated for a Switch release by the Taiwanese Ratings Board.
The original No More Heroes is focused around “big-time loser” Travis Touchdown as he uses his selection of beam katanas to “defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers” and make his way to the top of the United Assassins Association rankings. The 2007 game became a hit due to the writing, action and stylistic gameplay, alongside the typical Suda51 flair.
With the new entry into the series still due out this year, barring any delays, it would make sense for Grasshopper and Suda to want the original back in the public domain. An imminent rerelease/remaster would make perfect sense, offering players like myself who never played the original a chance to jump in and check the series out before No More Heroes 3 release.
It’s likely that if the rumours are true and a port is coming, it will be announced during the next Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Nintendo has confirmed that more of these events will be happening and with this and the recent Persona 5 Scramble information, it would be no surprise to see one soon. Along with the potential Switch port, the game will likely be hitting PS4. Back in 2019 Suda51 alluded to the fact that, despite some struggles, he was trying to get the game remastered for the console.
Does the potential of a No More Heroes Switch port excite you? Let us know in the comments below and keep your eyes peeled here for any No More Heroes news as soon as it’s announced.