Another title, called No More Heroes 3, joins the list of games delayed to next year.
Thanks to the health emergency caused by the pandemic deriving from the terrible Covid-19 disease, there have been many games that have seen their release date delayed a few months after arriving in stores. Among these is added, sadly, also No More Heroes 3, a title with a hack-and-slash nature by Grasshopper Manufacture presented at The Game Awards 2019 and which was to be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch at the end of this year.
We had to use the imperfect verb because, in the last few hours, the creator and director of the game Goichi “Suda51” Suda has released a short official statement on Twitter in which he announced the delay of the action game for next year.
Here’s what Suda51 said:
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 tough 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 Robertson — of The Boys fame, and of 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 and news regarding No More Heroes 3.
I have a very important announcement to share today. pic.twitter.com/i4qTdNpYeD
— SUDA51/須田剛一 (@suda_51) September 10, 2020
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