No More Heroes III, one of the big Switch exclusives on the horizon, has been delayed into next year. Director Goichi Suda (Suda51) has announced on Twitter that, while he knows many people are anticipating the game, the challenges of 2020 have caused a delay.

In his statement, Suda51 points towards COVID-19 as the cause of the delay, and apologizes to fans. “To everyone who has been waiting for further news and release date confirmation ever since the reveal of the trailer for No More Heroes 3 at TGA at the end of 2019, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies,” he says.

The game is now aiming for a 2021 release, and Suda51 assures fans that Grasshopper Manufacture will continue to work hard on the game.

The director also announced that Darick Robertson, a comic artist who co-created The Boys, is now involved in the game’s production. Robertson is creating illustrations for No More Heroes III, some of which will be shared ahead of the game’s release.

Since the game’s announcement, we’ve seen only snippets of gameplay footage from the third No More Heroes. However, if a rating in Taiwan is any indication, the first game in the series might be coming to Nintendo’s console.

The Nintendo Switch still has some big titles confirmed for the remainder of 2020, including Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.