No More Heroes 3 has been delayed to sometime in 2021 via a statement by Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda 51.
In a tweet from Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda 51, No More Heroes 3 has been delayed to 2021.
“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 a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforeseen delays in development,” said the tweet. “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 the back the final release date.”
In addition to its delay to 2021, Suda 51 announced that Darick Robertson, artist on The Boys comic series, is joining Grasshopper Manufacture to provide illustrations for the upcoming game.
I have a very important announcement to share today. pic.twitter.com/i4qTdNpYeD
— SUDA51/須田剛一 (@suda_51) September 10, 2020
No More Heroes 3 was announced during Nintendo’s E3 Direct, alongside a 2020 release date. Back in November 2019, Suda 51 mentioned the game was roughly 35-40 percent complete. The most recent glimpse of gameplay came this past June during the New Game+ Expo, but in typical Suda 51 fashion, the gameplay was shown off behind him while he was speaking. During his time at the New Game+ Expo, he did mention that development had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It isn’t the only high profile game to be delayed due to the pandemic. Titles like Halo Infinite and Cyberpunk 2077 are just some of the many 2020 games that have been delayed over the past few months. For No More Heroes 3, it’s nice to hear that development has gone back to some form of normal. Hopefully we won’t have to wait that much longer till more gameplay is shown off.
No More Heroes 3 will now release sometime in 2021 on the Nintendo Switch. You can watch the game’s announcement trailer below. As more updates come up about No More Heroes 3, we’ll be sure to let you know.