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It’s been over a decade since the last numbered sequel in the No More Heroes series, but fellow assassins can rest assured that protagonist Travis Touchdown hasn’t gone soft during his downtime. The Australian Classification Board has given the upcoming No More Heroes III an MA15+ rating, with the game rated “strong” in the “violence” category.

This is perhaps no surprise to fans of the previous games, in which Travis endlessly eviscerates enemies with his Beam Katana. This is, however, a step down from the 2020 ratings of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, which each received an R18+ for “high impact violence.”

Other rated categories in No More Heroes III’s classification also hint at what we can expect from the game. It is rated “moderate” in terms of “themes” and “language,” “mild” in “sex,” and “very mild” in “nudity.” The game includes no scenes depicting drug use.

Last month’s No More Heroes III livestream, hosted by Director Goichi “Suda51” Suda, revealed a ton of new gameplay and featured the return of beloved characters Shinobu and Bad Girl.

No More Heroes III will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch on August 27th, 2021.

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!