Famitsu recently talked to Suda51, the creative mind behind the upcoming No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again, and got an update on development. When asked if development is going well, he said:
Yes. Next year should be good timing since Nintendo Switch’s stock problems should be solved by then, so we’re doing our utmost on developing the game right now so that it can be released at that time. Our direct task right now is to make it playable with just one Joy-Con controller and also to make it feel as good as No More Heroes, but there are also many old games that can be played really well even with few buttons, so I think the challenge is worthwhile. Also, this is a serious love call, but in order for Travis to be able to appear in Super Smash Bros. someday, I’d like to have simple controls (laughs).”
Additionally, Suda51 elaborated on the style of the game, ensuring gamers it will be for those interested in a “hardcore” experience.
While the Nintendo Switch is getting more software added, we’re developing Travis Strikes Again so that it can be enjoyed by everyone with a hardcore appeal. Just like how all the fans have loved Travis, I also want to hang out with Travis for a long time. This game will be a new step for that, so please look forward to it!”