No More Heroes 3 is scheduled to be released sometime in 2020 and today series director Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda shared the first gameplay footage for the upcoming game. Sort of. It was mostly covered by his head.The New Game Plus Expo premiered this morning, showcasing some upcoming games from primarily Japanese developers. Suda was the first presenter during the Expo and set the stage for a new No More Heroes 3 reveal.
Instead, he began speaking about the Switch games he planned on playing during social isolation. Meanwhile, in the background, a video of No More Heroes 3 gameplay was shown. Most of it was obscured by Suda as he continued to not say anything about the anticipated sequel. You can watch the obscured gameplay here.
Suda is known for his eccentric game reveals and blocking a first-look at his upcoming game is certainly one way to play a prank on viewers. No More Heroes 3 didn’t reappear during the stream, so the opening moments blocked by Suda’s head are the only glimpse viewers got of new footage.
While a lot of it was blocked off, you can make out some portions of the gameplay. It showed protagonist Travis Touchdown fighting some kind of robot enemy, potentially a boss given what looks to be a health bar for the enemy. But it’s hard to say for sure.
Other reveals from today’s New Game Plus Expo included a Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 announcement. The last No More Heroes game was the spinoff Travis Strikes Again released for the Nintendo Switch. The ending of that game included a small teaser for No More Heroes 3.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.