No More Heroes Creator Confirmed For MomoCon 2019, Hints At ‘New Announcement’

Suda51 appearing at the anime convention for two years straight now.
Suda51 may finally announce No More Heroes 3. Please.
Suda51 may finally announce No More Heroes 3. Please. Grasshopper Manufacture

I don’t want to get my hopes up, but it’s most probably, definitely, certainly sure it’s No More Heroes 3.

I’m referring, of course to a sequel Suda51 fans have been waiting for years now. And in the same context, I’m also referring to a recent piece by Destructoid, in which they gained confirmation from MomoCon handlers that Goichi Suda, more commonly known by his pseudonym Suda51, is set to appear at the event and will “make another announcement." He appeared at last year's Momo Con 2018 as well, in which he announced that his 2005 title Killer7 will receive a remastering and will be ported to the PC through Steam.

What Suda51 is best known for, however, is his No More Heroes series spanning two games: No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. The titles were very well-received and spawned a very strong following, particularly due to their unique tone and varied, well-written characters. The two titles are also classics of the Wii, with its antihero Travis Touchdown remaining as one of the console's most famous mascots.

There isn’t much talk of a direct sequel for No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, but Suda51 did make another title for the Switch which released January this year called Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. It’s incredibly different to its past two predecessors, but that is to be expected from Goichi Suda, a man who does not seem to care what others may think. It’s part of the reason his games, no matter how they’re received, are distinctly his own. There’s no sense of following certain templates, or staying on the safe side. The product is always different, each and every time, and that’s why I’m always excited to see his work.

Suda51’s panel for MomoCon 2019 will be available for livestreaming as well, which is amazing if you can’t be there yourself. It will be streamed at this link on May 25 at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Before his panel, he will also hold a talk called "Indie Games in Japan & The World" on Friday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

MomoCon 2019 will run from May 23 to May 26, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration is now available.

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