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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is an action-adventure video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Nintendo for the retail version exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, released on January 18, 2019. Directed by Goichi "Suda51" Suda, the game is part of the No More Heroes franchise and features series protagonist Travis Touchdown fighting Badman, the father of Bad Girl, an assassin Travis previously killed. The two are drawn into a possessed video game console, and must fight through its various games. As the first title he has directed since the first No More Heroes, Suda has collaborated with several indie developers to feature elements from their games in Travis Strikes Again. While part of the No More Heroes series, Suda does not consider the game a direct sequel to the previous title No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, but a fresh start for the character Travis.

Gameplay

Travis Strikes Again is an action-adventure game played from a top-down perspective. As Travis, players are tasked with going through multiple video games and defeating the bugs in each game. The game supports two-player co-op, where the second player controls Badman.

Plot

Seven years after the events of No More Heroes 2, a former professional baseball player turned assassin named the Badman seeks revenge on Travis Touchdown for murdering his daughter, Bad Girl. Travis himself - now nearly middle aged and weary of the UAA's ranking matches - has since isolated himself and now lives in a camper in a forest somewhere in the southern United States, where he spends his time playing video games. When Badman tracks down Travis and attacks him, the two are transported into the demonic "Death Drive MK-II", a video game console created by Dr. Juvenile that was canceled during development. Travis is able to navigate the games within the Death Drive by using a Death Glove that he wears, allowing him to fight against Badman and other antagonists through six different games on the console. Travis and Badman race to defeat each boss character, gaining a Death Ball for each victory; the first that collects all six Death Balls will be granted one wish.

Reception

Travis Strikes Again received "mixed to average" reviews from critics according to Metacritic with a current Metascore of 70/100.

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