With no definite release date locked in heading into September, fans were starting to get a little skeptical about if Goichi “Suda51” Suda and Grasshopper Manufacture were going to deliver No More Heroes III before the end of 2020.
And sadly, the director proved those skeptics right by officially announcing that the game is delayed until 2021. We don’t have a new release window, but considering the game was supposed to be out before the end of the year, it will most likely be released before Fall 2021.
According to Suda, the game was still being developed for a 2020 release until schedule issues, and unforeseen delays caused by COVID-19 forced the team to re-evaluate their timeline.
“Reading through the comments of fans on social media, we know 2020 has been a very tough period for many of you,” Suda said. “To everyone who has been waiting for further news and release date confirmation ever since the reveal of the trailer for NO MOre Heroes III at the end of 2019, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies.”
This decision was made to prioritize the quality of the game over keeping the original release window. Now the team will continue working towards the 2021 release, with more updates coming in the future.
And to soften the news of the delay, Suda also revealed that Darick Robertson, an artist best-known for his work on and co-creating The Boys, will be providing illustrations for the game. Suda notes that he is “personally a huge fan” and is very excited to see what Robertson does for the key art.