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Suda51 talks about the chances of seeing Travis Touchdown in the next Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch

It's a bit different than what he said last year

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 15, 2018 at 4:23 a.m. PDT • Comments: 16

A new Super Smash Bros. is coming. It's time to panic. It's also time to speculate and over-analyze who could possibly showing up as a newcomer in one of gaming's most celebratory titles.

The folks over at Dualshockers got the opportunity to talk with the mind behind No More Heroes himself, Goichi "Suda51" Suda. They discussed his upcoming title Travis Strikes again: No More Heroes, and also asked the director about whether or not he'd like to see Travis Touchdown appear in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch.

"Of course, but it’s up to the media people," said Suda51, via Dualshockers. "They have to take a stand and make Nintendo put him in the game."

Travis Touchdown is the protagonist of Suda's most popular series, No More Heroes. It started on the Wii all the way back in 2007 that was followed up with a sequel and a port of the original to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Travis finds himself landing on a new Nintendo console with Travis Strikes Again when it launches as a Switch exclusive later this year.

Suda actually commented on the subject of Travis appearing in Smash with IGN last year and actually said something quite different than his most recent quote.

"In all seriousness, next time [Sakurai] does decide to go and make a Smash Bros. game, I’m seriously going to tell him, ‘Put in Travis Touchdown. Come on, put him in the game.’ Every time we talk about this, partially in the middle he listens, he starts to laugh, and that laugh trails off... This time Sakurai-san, I’m not going to let you go. You’re not getting away." - Suda 51, via IGN's Up at Noon

Travis is a very brash and abrasive character who wants nothing more than money, women and to become the number one ranked assassin (with some revenge also sprinkled though out. The game and character gained a niche following for the series' all around over the top action, characters and story.

The world's top ranked assassin fights using beam katanas (that are definitely nothing like a lightsaber from Star Wars) to slice his foes into pieces coupled with his various pro wrestling techniques designed to stun and batter.

There are quite a few sword-wielding fighters in the Smash Bros. series already between Link, the various Fire Emblem characters and Cloud Strife among others, but what could set Travis apart in Smash would come if they based his design off of his second game, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.

In Desperate Struggle, Travis gains the ability to wield two beam katanas at once for a new fighting style that has yet to really be represented in the Smash series outside of a character like Pit.

Travis is much more violent and foul-mouthed than most other representatives currently in Smash Bros, but I believe he could be an interesting character with a lot of personality if they can tone that down to Nintendo's liking while keeping him true to himself -- similar to what was done for Bayonetta.

Sources: Dualshockers, IGN, WWG

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