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Suda51 said he knew Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes would cause 'an extreme love or hate reaction,' teases sequel work

Travis Strikes Again Again?

Suda51 games being divisive is part for the course. He has a very unique voice, and people either enjoy his quirkiness, or find his experiences to be too rough around the edges. Those vibes run throughout Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and may be deeper than ever before. That has caused a rather visceral reaction, but according to Suda51, that was expected.

"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."
Suda51 put together a small, new team to craft Travis Strikes Again, and it sounds like he's a big fan of what was pieced together. Suda51 will be sticking with that team going forward, but what will they be working on. In typical Suda51 fashion, a sequel of some sorts is teased.

"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."

Suda51 still hopes to release a 'complete' version of Killer7

That would be Killer

Not that long ago, Suda51 revealed that the version of Killer7 that saw release was just a small glimpse of what he originally planned for the game. At that time, Suda51 expressed interest in somehow getting that other content out there, but he would need Capcom's blessing to make that happen. Now in an interview with Nintendo Life, Suda51 has given an update on that situation.

I had a very interesting conversation recently with the producer at Capcom, [Hiroyuki] Kobayashi-san and we promised each other that we will make a completed version of Killer7 in the future. Only one third of my original script was used for the game, so there was 60% not used at all. So the complete version will cover all of my script. It’s not 100% going to happen of course, but maybe in the future we’ll be able to deliver the complete version of Killer7. I’ll do it before I retire!

Suda51 runs through Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes' "Black Dandelion" DLC

What better way to celebrate the launch of the Black Dandelion DLC for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes than with the man himself? Suda51 stopped by Famitsu's offices to put together a live-stream event showcasing what the DLC is all about. Check out the full event above.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - Black Dandelion DLC Trailer, content launches today

This DLC includes the following:

- Shinobu Jacobs, a new playable character
- 2 unique Skills for Shinobu Jacobs
- New adventure mode starring Badman

The Black Dandelion DLC for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will be available today, and is priced at $4.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes' Feb. 28th, 2019 update to include new t-shirts

Travis' wardrobe in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is going to continue to expand when the Feb. 28th, 2019 update hits. Another round of shirts will be made available, including the fantastic Zelda II shirt seen in the gallery above. Travis has the coolest damn t-shirts to pick from!

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - Vol. 1: Black Dandelion DLC due out Feb. 28th, 2019


Shinobu fans, get ready for next week! Nintendo has announced that the Vol. 1: Black Dandelion DLC is set to launch on Feb. 28th, 2019. This is paid DLC, so get ready to pony up if you haven't already. No word on when the second volume will launch just yet.

The Completionist - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (featuring Suda51)

I've been challenged by Suda51 himself to complete Travis Strikes Again No More Heroes, and I accept! See what happens in my Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes review!

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - CIA Trailer

Several years after No More Heroes 2... This time, the setting is a small town in the middle of nowhere in the American South. Badman shows up at the trailer Travis has been living in to exact revenge for the murder of his daughter, Bad Girl, and things go horribly wrong. As they battle it out, the two are sucked into the game world of the legendary game console, the Death Drive MkⅡ. Developed by Dr. Juvenile, the Death Drive MkⅡ has six games contained on Death Balls. It’s said that collecting all six and then beating each game allows the player to have one wish granted. Travis and Badman team up to use the Death Balls to bring Bad Girl back to life.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - 'Serious Moonlight' Trailer

Several years after No More Heroes 2... This time, the setting is a small town in the middle of nowhere in the American South. Badman shows up at the trailer Travis has been living in to exact revenge for the murder of his daughter, Bad Girl, and things go horribly wrong. As they battle it out, the two are sucked into the game world of the legendary game console, the Death Drive MkⅡ. Developed by Dr. Juvenile, the Death Drive MkⅡ has six games contained on Death Balls. It’s said that collecting all six and then beating each game allows the player to have one wish granted. Travis and Badman team up to use the Death Balls to bring Bad Girl back to life.

Suda51 shares his feelings on returning to the No More Heroes franchise, what the future holds, and a desire to make Golden Dragon GP a standalone game

Famitsu recently shared the transcript of a sit-down interview with none other than Suda51. In the interview, Suda touches on a number of things related to the No More Heroes franchise. Check out a few tidbits below, as translated by NintendoEverything.

Returning to the world of No More Heroes

It was great to talk with all the staff. Until that point there were some who I had never met face-to-face, but when I returned for TSA I think I went from being seen as ‘President Suda’ to ‘Suda who makes games with us’. Because of that I was able to re-adopt the lifestyle of the gaming workplace, and because I entered this time as a director, I was able to feel that old joy of development again. But my body and my lifestyle have undergone so many changes, and the debugging work in particular was really exhausting. (wry laugh)

On wanting to do more with Travis Strikes Again's 'Golden Dragon GP' segment

At first, I intended to spend a lot more time on ‘Golden Dragon GP’. The game was originally planned as an homage to Zero4 Champ, and it was supposed to be around the same length as that game. But then I thought if this game took ten hours while the others only took a few hours, it wouldn’t really make sense. (laughs) But someday I would definitely like to make Golden Dragon GP into a standalone game.

On the future of the No More Heroes franchise

There is a definite link between the success of this game and the production of a third game in the series – that’s what I believe. On that front I am relying on support from fans both home and abroad. I already have a plan for No More Heroes 3, as well as a basic plot, so I definitely want to make that game a reality.