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No More Heroes III Officially Announced for Release in August 2021

After a substantial delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, No More Heroes III is officially making its way to the Nintendo Switch in August 2021.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for delays in releases of several media projects, including the highly-coveted action-adventure hack-and-slash title No More Heroes III. The game was initially revealed at E3 2019; however, in September 2020, it was announced that the launch had been delayed to 2021. As of February 2021’s Nintendo Direct, No More Heroes III is now officially arriving on the Nintendo Switch on August 27, 2021. 

Image courtesy of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

No More Heroes III comes over a decade after its predecessor, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, which was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2010. This, along with the first entry of the series No More Heroes, were recently ported to the Nintendo Switch from their original Nintendo Wii renditions in late 2020. 

The game follows Travis Touchdown in his latest adventure, but this time, he won’t be battling assassins. In No More Heroes III, Travis now faces the threat of a massive army of aliens, who decide the fate of the world by holding an intergalactic superhero ranking tournament. Travis must enter the tournament and come out on top in order to save the world from the aliens, but first, he must pay the literal price of the entry fee, which requires him to take on various odd jobs to earn money. 

Image courtesy of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

In the tournament, Travis will face all kinds of opponents, each possessing unique abilities which will require some strategic handling. The game will introduce improved mechanics such as an upgraded death glove, which will offer a slew of skills that may be enhanced and customized to best face each boss in combat.  

Image courtesy of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

No More Heroes III is expected to officially arrive on the Nintendo Switch on August 27, 2021.

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