Another hotshot indie game has been revealed to play a part in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes: Shovel Knight.
As Nintendo’s latest Nindies showcase revealed, the upcoming sequel to No More Heroes will send Travis diving headfirst into the worlds of six indie games. So far, two of these have been revealed. Hotline Miami was visible in the trailer, and now, Grasshopper Manufacture has confirmed that Shovel Knight will be in the mix as well.
For those worried that the game would be too focused on mini-games, fear not—Grasshopper Manufacture has confirmed that the game will be a “raucous 3D action title, where Travis Touchdown wields the Beam Katana to massacre his way through countless enemies, taking on ferocious bosses in an epic battle with Badman.”
Grasshopper Manufacture also expanded on the game’s plot. While most of what’s written below was shown in the trailer, it does contain some small story spoilers for the first game.
“Set in the remote countryside of the southern U.S., one year has passed wince the events of No More Heroes,” the developer’s description reads (via Siliconera). “Badman has come to exact his revenge on Travis for the murder of his daughter, Bad Girl. As the two foes are battling it out, they’re sucked inside the phantom game console ‘Death Drive MK-II’, a machine developed by Doctor Juvenile. It is said that whomever collects and beats all six of its games will have their wishes granted.”
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is expected to release in 2018. It will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive.