No More Heroes III Interview with Goichi “Suda 51” Suda – New Platforms, Series Finale Creation, Ports and More – Gematsu | Mobiz World

No More Heroes III came to new platforms earlier this month with the release of PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Steam) versions, so Gematsu sat down with him No more heroes Series Creator and Grasshopper Manufacture Founder Goichi “Suda 51” Suda to discuss the new elements of the game and create the finale of the series, if there is one Yes, really the series finale, PlayStation and Xbox versions of the first two games, and more.

Get the full interview below.

Gematsu interviews Goichi “Suda 51” Suda

Interview Protocol

Gematsu: What’s new in the PlayStation, Xbox and PC versions of No More Heroes III?

Goichi Suda, Producer and Director: “First, there’s the fact that these are different platforms, so I believe you can play with improved graphics and a stable frame rate of 60 frames per second.

“Also, the biggest new feature is the addition of the Japanese voices. We cast an amazing Japanese voice actor in this game. A lot of people out there watch Japanese anime, so I think you’ll probably hear some familiar voices in this episode. Some fans have said it feels like one Gintama-style lineup, but many of the Gintama The family actually participated in the game, so that’s one of the main cool things I want to show everyone.

“After playing it through in English, you could next try playing with the Japanese voices… A second playthrough in Japanese. I think that would be a great way to enjoy the game.”

With No More Heroes III Coming to PlayStation and Xbox, there’s a chance we might see No more heroes 1 and 2 Do you come to these platforms?

Sudan:No more heroes 1 and 2 are currently only playable on Steam and Switch, and I think it would be best to make them available on a wider variety of platforms, so I’d like to work with Marvelous and make them happen eventually. I can’t promise anything just yet, but that’s where we are at the moment.”

No More Heroes III arrived 11 years after the last numbered entry. What was it like finally creating the sequel that fans have been asking for for years?

Sudan: “Yes, 11 years is a long time; like longer than the usual lifespan of a platform itself. The game we made on the Wii skipped generations and ended up on the Switch, and it was, um, how should I put it… It actually felt like we could return to the world of No more heroes pretty smooth. But even in our studio, we had to make sure people knew about it first No more heroes 1 and 2. What games they are and how much the fans loved them… I think that was really where we started.

“So obviously we had our own idea of ​​what kind of species III we wanted to create, but there are also those III that fans wanted to see; the III they imagined. So during development we tried to make sure that these visions of III overlap as much as possible.”

Was there anything you were in No More Heroes IIIbut not for budget or technical reasons?

Sudan: “Well, I’d be lying if I said there weren’t any. That is a difficult question. Of course there were a lot of things we wanted to do and I’ve talked about that in a lot of interviews, but we originally planned to have 100 bosses and more playable characters than just Travis; Those were some ideas we considered. In addition, it should not only take place in Santa Destroy, but also in a place called Utopiland. We wanted to create a completely freely accessible map. I was really hoping to achieve all of those things, but due to factors like the sheer size of the game, the planning, the budget, etc., we ended up cutting back on a lot of things.

“But we really wanted to focus on the Travis story, you know? With other characters playable, I felt like this would kind of dilute Travis’ own final fight. Since what we have now is because we scaled back all that stuff, I think it turned out to be a good decision in the end.”

Are you happy with how it turned out? Is there anything you would change?

Sudan: “Yes, I’m happy with the game, but a lot of fans have been hooked on it since release 1 and 2 mentioned … (laughs) …

“So clean 1 and 2, you could swap out the beam katana, right? You could upgrade it and get new weapons, and selectable weapons were one of them No more heroes‘ Main Features. But we got rid of that IIIand instead focused on the bloodberry.

“To be honest… I wish we had added more weapons. I wanted to have three types of weapons, and to be honest, I regret that. So if we do a remake or a remaster or something in the future, like 10 years or so, I want to be sure to bring stuff like that into play when it happens. But I can’t make any promises here either.”

You said No More Heroes III would be the end of the line for Travis and No more heroes. But is this really the end? Is there definitely no No more heroes come?

Sudan: “I mean, Hideo Kojima said he was done Solid metal gear like twice, but we have more (wink).

“Since this is the last game and Travis’ last fight, I consider it Travis’ retirement or an honorable discharge.

“But yeah… As with all pro wrestlers out there, they often retire and then make a comeback. For example some of my favorites like Terry Funk or Atsushi Onita who is legendary in Japan for his Deathmatches. You’ve retired so many times. Every time they retire, they make a comeback. I’ve seen Terry Funk retire about three times. And every time he returns to the ring.

“So when it comes to Travis, well… He loves pro wrestling and his ‘retirement’ could just possibly be a little hiatus. I do not know. I would prefer to leave it to him and see how he feels about it.”

If you could make a spinoff game in the No more heroes Series in any genre, what would that be?

Sudan: “Hmm… for any genre? For now it would be with FU, the character that really got blown up III. He became such a breakthrough character and I feel like we were able to create the perfect opponent for Travis’ final enemy, but FU…did he really, really die in the end? Is he alive? Even I don’t know.

“If FU were still alive… I think his story still has a long way to go, so I’d love to write FU’s story. FU goes to hell and comes back from hell again… I wonder if we could make a hack ‘n’ slash game out of this story? It probably would.”

Travis touchdown vs. Mondo Zappa vs. Juliet Starling vs. Garcia Hotspur. Who wins?

Sudan: “Wow, that’s hard. I don’t think I’ve ever been asked that.

“Hmm, who’s the strongest? You know, I would really like to see that fight. You know, in 2028… Grasshopper will be 30 years old. It would be cool to do a battle royale style Grasshopper All Stars game where all the characters would compete against each other. We are currently discussing this at Grasshopper. If it does happen in the end, then maybe we know the answer. Who is the strongest…?”

Before you unsubscribe, would you please give the fans one last message?

Sudan: “To everyone who played No more heroesThank you for playing and purchasing the game.

“The character of Travis Touchdown was loved, watched over and supported by players and has made it through to this day III. After that… a lot of people want another sequel, and we were just talking about a possible spin-off, but I’d love to have the world of it No more heroes Go on; to see that it is connected to something. We’ve received a lot of similar comments, but… Travis really just does what he feels like doing, and even I have no idea what he’s going to do next. But one day when Travis says he wants to go crazy again, fight again, then I’ll talk to Marvelous and in maybe 10 years… maybe even further out… It could end up being a long wait, or Travis could just end up in stay retired. Maybe he’ll spend the rest of his life in peace, in paradise.

“Nevertheless, I want to thank everyone so much for the support No more heroes! We still have no idea what’s going to happen with Travis Touchdown, but I hope you continue to support us! Many Thanks!”

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