What you need to know
- No More Heroes 3 has been delayed.
- Developer Grasshopper Manufacture says the title will now be released in 2021.
- COVID-19 has impacted the development of the game.
Developer Grasshopper Manufacture has announced that its highly anticipated Nintendo Switch title No More Heroes 3 has been delayed until 2021.
Grasshopper's Goichi Suda, director of No More Heroes 3, made the announcement via Twitter overnight:
An important announcement regarding the Nintendo Switch exclusive title No More Heroes 3.#NMH3 #NoMoreHeroes3 #SUDA51 #NintendoSwitch #TRAVIS #TravisTouchdown pic.twitter.com/ijsz4shnDlAn important announcement regarding the Nintendo Switch exclusive title No More Heroes 3.#NMH3 #NoMoreHeroes3 #SUDA51 #NintendoSwitch #TRAVIS #TravisTouchdown pic.twitter.com/ijsz4shnDl— Grasshopper (@Grasshopper_EN) September 10, 2020September 10, 2020
The statement says:
Suda states that whilst the team has been working "as hard as possible" in the hopes of releasing the game in 2020, the effects of COVID-19 "have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforeseen delays in development."
Suda says that whilst the team is "back on our feet", they have decided to focus on prioritizing quality and therefore have pushed back the final release date. Suda further stated, "We hope that everyone who has been waiting patiently for No More Heroes 3 can understand and accept this decision, and we will continue to put every effort into the title's development as we shoot for a 2021 release date."
No More Heroes 3 was unveiled in 2019, and whilst it was previously pegged for a 2020 release date, there was no firm date set. The title is still available to preorder from Amazon, although the listed release date has not yet been updated to reflect this latest announcement.
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