Grasshopper Manufacture confirmed their support for the Switch in the strangest style during the Switch reveal event with the initial announcement of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. It seems that support may be about to ramp up if comments from director Goichi Suda (Suda51) are to be believed.
YouTube channel Nintendeal recently posted an interview with the famed game director at PAX West 2018. Suda had a lot to say about the series, most notably that he is in talks with publisher Marvelous about remasters of the first two No More Heroes games.
Here are Suda’s words in full, through his translator:
Yeah, I’d love to be able to do that, and I’m actually talking with Marvelous to be able to realize that. Since as you know, Bayonetta got the 1 and 2 compilation, using that as an example (I’d) love to be able to do the very same thing.
No More Heroes and its sequel were originally released on Wii in 2007 and 2010 respectively. The games gained the admiration of Nintendo fans for being exclusives to the system that utilized its control scheme while not being aimed at the casual market. The fact that the games utilized the Wii’s motion controls should not be an issue, given the ability to recreate said control scheme with the Switch’s Joy-Con.
It was recently confirmed that Suda51’s upcoming spinoff, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, wouldn’t be meeting its original 2018 release window. Although the game only saw a minor delay to January 2019, it has still left us clamoring for the Switch exclusive.
A No More Heroes collection would likely be slated for 2019, but wouldn’t be alone in Marvelous’s support for the Switch next year; mecha action title Daemon X Machina will be exclusively hitting the system at an unknown date next year.
So, what do you think? We’d certainly welcome a collection of the first two No More Heroes titles if it were to come to the Switch. Hopefully, an official announcement isn’t too far down the line.