No More Heroes 3 Is Something Suda51 Wants to Do
At the Grasstream 2: Travis vs. Garcia charity event in Japan, Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Suda51 mentioned that he would like to work on No More Heroes 3 in the future. As the game is only a mere concept at the moment, he didn't go into any details. So if you're already searching for leaked images of No More Heroes 3, note that the game hasn't even been announced in an official capacity. "Although it won't happen soon, I'd like to do it at some point," said Suda51.
Designers Yusuke Kozaki and Shigeto Koyama also took part in yesterday's event, and they talked about the leftover characters from the No More Heroes development process. Kozaki stated that sufficient characters went unused to fill up two complete No More Heroes games. The character designer also discussed his interest in directing a game where No More Heroes femme fatale Shinobu would be the star. With Suda51 previously stating that Travis Touchdown's story has ended, I can totally see Shinobu being the main character in the next game.
No More Heroes has quickly become a beloved series among gamers and fans of Suda51's previous work. Killer7, which was met with mixed reviews, was the video game director's first North American endeavor, and since then, Grasshopper Manufacture has repeatedly provided compelling, strange, and unique games to western audiences. Now that Suda51 has mentioned No More Heroes 3, fans will be waiting in anticipation for more news, even if it takes years for the game to be officially announced.
I'm a huge fan of Suda51's work, and I consider him to be one of the greatest minds of the video game industry. His work is completely different from much of what's out there, and his games often provide some of the most surreal storytelling around--possibly due to his time working as an undertaker. I sincerely hope No More Heroes 3 makes its way to consoles someday and that it impresses as much as the last two games have.
Yesterday, Suda51 released an iPhone game called Frog Minutes, and all of the proceeds of that game went to the Red Cross Japan tsunami/earthquake relief fund. In addition, Suda51 is currently directing an action-horror game alongside Creative Producer Shinji Mikami. Shadows of the Damned is due out this June for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.