The No More Heroes has always been a cult franchise of sorts, which is appropriate given that the game was made by Suda 51. And recently, after many years, the next “installment” of the franchise released in the form of Travis Strikes Again. But while many did find it enjoyable, it didn’t blow people away, and it certainly didn’t set the world on fire in terms of game sales. So that brings up the question if a third main game will be able to come.
Talking to Gameinudstry.biz, Suda 51 talked about the state of the franchise:
“In the process of making Travis Strikes Again I expected it would cause an extreme ‘love or hate’ reaction. I was expecting that. However, I decided not to shift my focus further towards the market trends and instead focused on what needed to be done with this team. In doing so, we strengthened the team and that suited the philosophy of Grasshopper as a company.”
He went on:
“Travis Strikes Again was built by a brand new team here who share the same goals as myself. The game was started by just four people, with external help from freelancers. Also, some veterans who used to work at Grasshopper came back to join the team. So it was a process of building the team alongside the game, which was challenging but also exciting.”
We know that No More Heroes 3 is what is planned for next, but Suda 51 won’t divulge too much:
“I can’t disclose too much about our next title, but it may be a sequel. The core element will not be changed. I like the strength and dynamic of the team we’ve created; everybody has their opinion on how things should be done and can even say no to me. I really like this working environment and feel we should do it again with the next title. They have become more used to myself and the production team… and that makes the team stronger.”
We’ll just have to see what unfolds.