Marvelous Europe’s official Twitter account recently compiled and shared answers to fan questions aimed toward the No More Heroes series director, Suda51. These responses help provide further insight regarding Suda’s creative process, lore, as well as some silly stuff.
We’ve quoted each of the questions and answers below:
Question from @Ucronauta: Most of your games are quite funny (even Killer7), even if the themes and plot beats are quite serious. How do you balance comedy and drama in your games? What’s your approach?
Suda51: Thanks so much. As for my writing style, I tend to pluck words directly out from my emotions, so I feel like I sort of control the way I express things via my own internal senses.
Question from @sussman_isaac: If you could make a spin-off title for any secondary No More Heroes character who would you choose? What would it be about?
Suda51: Before doing NMH3, I’d been considering doing a spin-off titled ‘The Color of Astonishment” featuring a gang of criminals centered around Shinobu and Bad Girl, but now, it would be a FU-based spin-off. The title would be -obviously- “Goddamn Superhero!”
Question from @BuddyBoyJ: What’s up with the Travis doppelganger in No More Heroes 1.5? Is it supposed to be a metaphor or perhaps some idea that never fully came into fruition in No More Heroes 2?
Suda51: “Fake Travis” appeared as an assassin in 1.5. He wasn’t actually Travis’ doppelganger; he was a second-rate assassin that showed up copying Travis. In the world of 1.5, he got decapitated and the matter was sorted.
Question from @GhenryPerez: Travis talked about ‘Deathman’ like this weird, niche game he discovered but nobody around him really knew of. Do you have a game you consider your personal Deathman?
Suda51: That would be Super Arabian.
Question from @velvetcrowes_: Who is stronger? Travis Touchdown or Goku?
Suda51: If it was Super Saiyan-level Goku, I think Travis could take him. But if he turned into Super Saiyan God, then Travis might be screwed…
In case you missed it, check out our review of No More Heroes 3.
No More Heroes 3 takes place nine years after the events of No More Heroes 2 and two years after Travis Strikes Back. Players will find out that Damon is now the CEO of the urban renewal company Utopinia, which utilizes alien technology.
Well, a huge spaceship has just appeared, led by FU and a group of eight other aliens. Unfortunately, it ends up not being the reunion that Damon expects as FU and his alien force decide to use the disguise of superheroes to cause trouble. It’s now up to Travis Touchdown to stop the group, even though they are hailed as heroes.
The title is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in North America, and on October 14, 2022, in Europe.
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