The teams behind No More Heroes III's latest trailer have worked on some anime heavy-hitters

Definitely some series' you'll recognize

Except for the last few seconds, the majority of the No More Heroes 3 trailer from this year's Game Awards consisted of animated content. It certainly had a gorgeous look, and kept people wondering just what the trailer was promoting until near the end. Interested in finding out what teams Suda51 worked with to put that trailer together? Turns out a number of studios chipped in, and they've left their marks on some major anime series' over the years.

Kamikaze Douga

- worked on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure openings for the first three seasons


- CGI movies for the Dragon Quest and Lupin III features that released this month


- work on Pop Team Epic

The trailer was also created with help from some talented animators who aren't tied to major anime projects. See who else contributed, alongside what they did for the trailer below.

Masanori Ushiki

- designed the aliens

Kenichiro Mizuno

- did the 2D animation in the second half of the trailer

Grasshopper says the situation concerning the logo animation for No More Heroes 3 has been resolved

No more troubles

Let's get you up to speed on this situation just incase you missed it. A new trailer for No More Heroes 3 was released at the 2019 Game Awards. Studio Plumeau saw the trailer and noticed that the logo animation seemed to be a rip-off of work they had done. They took to Twitter to share their concern, and word started to spread. A little detective work revealed that a third party selling After Effects packs had actually taken Studio Plumeau's work without their permission, and had been selling it to unsuspecting VFX artists.

Now we can pick up with the info we have today, which is the end of the mini-saga. Just to make things perfectly clear, Grasshopper took to Twitter to give a short comment on the entire situation. The good news is that all's well, and Grasshopper isn't in any trouble.

Studio Plumeau & Takuma Araki, the editor in charge, have discussed the issue of the animation FX & the matter has been officially resolved. We are extremely grateful for Studio Plumeau's acceptance & understanding.

The latest No More Heroes 3 trailer allegedly steals a logo animation (UPDATE)

A real...Travisty

UPDATE - Some good news to report, at least when it comes to Suda51 and his team. It appears that the animation wasn't actually stolen by whoever cut the trailer together. Evidence has surfaced showing that this animation can be downloaded as a 2D FX asset for After Effects. Apparently a digital service called Envato may have stolen the animation in the first place, and made it available as a seemingly legit animation/download for After Effects users. In other words, the blame doesn't rest on the No More Heroes gang, but instead, another team who were pulling some shady practices years ago. Thanks to Hannah and RobRmanX for the heads up!

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Say it ain't so, Suda51! As you can see in the tweet above, Studio Plumeau is claiming that the latest trailer for No More Heroes 3 has pilfered a logo animation that the studio created all the way back in 2013. The evidence is certainly quite damning, and it certainly looks like the animation was lifted. No one involved with No More Heroes 3 has responded to the claims as of this time.

No More Heroes 3 gets a Game Awards 2019 trailer, 2020 release reconfirmed

Strawberry on the shortcake

No More Heroes 3 – the latest numbered installment in the No More Heroes series – is set for release exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2020!!

Featuring a score by lead composer Nobuaki Kaneko, as well as Robin Atkin Downes reprising his role from the previous titles in the series as Travis Touchdown. Original series lead character designer Yusuke Kozaki is back as well!!

Also featuring boss characters designed by Masanori Ushiki, with Kenichiro Mizuno taking on design duties for the character of Damon.

Suda51 talks No More Heroes 3, says development is roughly 40% complete, trailer coming late this year/early next

Strawberry on the shortcake!

Suda51 is now deep into development on No More Heroes 3, but that doesn't mean he can't take some time to share a few new tidbits! Here's what the man himself had to say during an interview with Wccftech.

- the game is 35 to 40% complete
- the game's script is now finished
- the open world will be bigger than the first game, but not as big as AAA games like Ubisoft's or Rockstar's
- there will be roughly the same amount of side activities, alongside a few "extras"
- these extras are something different from minigames
- the suit Travis uses in the trailer will be playable, but only in specific situations
- motion controls are once again reconfirmed
- Suda51 describes one of the bosses as "Thanos. Venom. Joker"
- Suda51 has made games with bigger budgets before, so this won't be the biggest yet
- the real challenge has been figuring out how to best use the Switch, as there are some interesting new possibilities
- Nobuaki Kaneko will do the whole soundtrack
- the game is still on-course for a 2020 release
- a trailer will come out later this year, or early next year

New concept art released for 'No More Heroes 3', Bayonetta designer has redesigned 'Kimmy Howell'

Alongside the announcement of a new horror game being developed by Suda51 and Swery65, a few more details have been released for the anticipated third-installment in the No More Heroes franchise, No More Heroes 3. Take a look at some of the concept art released for the game, including a redesign of Kimmy Howell from No More Heroes 2, designed by Mari Shimazaki, the artist behind Bayonetta.

Above, you can view the newly designed college-graduate version of Kimmy Howell. Below, is what the character looked like in No More Heroes 2.

Three new forms of Destroyman were also revealed. Destroyman - Mass Produced, Destroyman - Version T, and Final Destroyman. According to Suda, Final Destroyman will be saved for No More Heroes 4.

Josh Keaton and Jennifer Hale will continue their voice acting positions for the characters.

New horror game in developement from Suda51 and Swery65, something "light and easy to play"

Hotel Barcelona?

Suda51 (creator of No More Heroes) and Swery65 (Deadly Premonition) both made an appearance on IGN Japan to discuss plans of an upcoming horror collaboration title, 'Hotel Barcelona'. Final details have not been decided, but they both have been discussing working on a project together since 2018. Most of their ideas were forgotten after getting drunk, so the recent stream was a way to force the two developers to discuss some ideas.

The current concept for the game is about a magazine journalist visiting a modern new hotel, ensuing horror throughout. "Each [room] which represents a different person, or a different dimension, or a different look at what happens in this period of time." Nothing about the release is set-in-stone yet, as the translator clarified, "Don't take this for the final word on anything, please."

Both 'Siren' for the PlayStation 2, and projects from American filmmaker, David Lynch, are said to be inspirations. Suda51 and Swery65 texted the director of Siren, Keiichiro Toyama, asking on the spot if he would help make the game. After deciding they wanted his involvement, they quickly received a solidified yes!

Suda came up with the title for the game, Hotel Barcelona, just 30 minutes before the stream aired. However, it's likely this won't be the final name for the project, based on him later changing his mind about where the game could take place. While his initial plan was for you to visit Barcelona, he said Tokyo, South Africa, or Venezuela are other possibilities for the game's location.

Devolver Digital are in talks with the two developers about helping to publish the title, reportedly offering around one million USD for production. Hotel Barcelona will be an indie release, and not developed by a AAA studio.

The upcoming horror title will be "light and easy to play", and the Switch will very likely be one of the platforms for release. Next week, more concepts will be thought of from Swery, and a logo will be designed by Suda. Hotel Barcelona certainly seems like something we should keep our eye on!

Suda51 says No More Heroes 3's scenario is 90% complete, No More Heroes 2 jobs returning, and more

Moving along quite nicely

Our very own NintenDaan teamed up with the GameXplain gang to interview the one-and-only Suda51, who was more than willing to share some new details on the upcoming No More Heroes 3. Check out the full interview above!

IGN Japan hosting 'Travis Monday Nitro' live-stream with Suda51 to talk No More Heroes 3

Gotta love that wrestling reference

A live-stream about No More Heroes 3 AND a reference to wrestling? Count me in!

IGN Japan has announced that they're hosting a 'Travis Monday Nitro' live-stream event about No More Heroes 3, and they'll be joined by none other than Suda51. What new information on the game will be shared? We'll just have to tune in to find out!

Suda51 says No More Heroes 3 is already 50% complete, wants to exceed fan expectations, and continue the series

Suda51 has big plans for Travis

Suda51 took time out of his busy schedule to head out to Gamescom 2019, where he sat down for a half-hour interview about all things No More Heroes 3. Check out some choice tidbits from that interview below.

- Rocky 3 is Suda's inspiration for No More Heroes 3
- for those who don't know, Rocky gets older and fights increasingly stronger opponents
- Travis will take on Thanos-level opponents
- the dev team is listening to fan feedback a lot, and are reading tweets
- the team wants to do something that exceeds expectations
- there will be returning characters No More Heroes and its sequel, and perhaps some other games

Suda51 also took some time to field questions about his entire body of work, which you can find summarized below.

- Suda51 would love to work on Lollipop Chainsaw again, but there are issues with the Publisher (Warner Bros)
- Suda51 will not work on a Killer7 sequel since in his mind the story has been told
- Suda51 will consider releasing the full story online since he still has it on his PC
- Suda51 still wants to do a Killer7 Perfect Edition, meaning he'd like to add in all the cut content from the original
- Suda51 would like to work on an original IP next
- Suda51 hopes No More Heroes will have as many titles as the Final Fantasy series, saying, "I need to beat Final Fantasy"


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