Nintendo Switch Translator Struggled to Translate Suda51, and for Good Reason



During last week's Nintendo Switch Presentation, one of the translators on the English stream seemed to have a hard time translating notoriously eccentric game designer Suda51.

Thankfully, enterprising YouTube user iYakku has painstakingly put together a full transcript of the Killer7 designer's frenetic segment, available in the spoiler block below (via Nintendo Life), which makes it obvious why the translator struggled to keep up.

As best as we can tell, No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown will be making his return on the Switch, in an unannounced title that will " become the singularity between indies and the Nintendo Switch," whatever that means.

Check out all the news from the Nintendo Switch Presentation, or let us take you through everything you need to know about Nintendo's upcoming new console.

Let It Die is Suda51's latest game, our friends over at Giant Bomb hung out with Uncle Death for a while in a Quick Look.


eh... guess that bombed

Suda from Grasshopper here.

Hello everyone.

Today's the big January 13th Ariake Showdown

I've been invited to this special match, not an exhibition.

I'm up here for a round on the stage to talk about my game.

Hang on, let me check the teleprompter.

Does everyone remember the man from Santa Destroy that Grasshopper and Marvelous created in their tag team game?

Right, Travis Touchdown.


uh... the image please.

There it is!!!

This legendary anti-hero will be touching back down on the Nintendo Switch.

We're not announcing the title just yet, and not to change the subject, but...

So last year, all throughout the year.

I was at events like PAX and Kyoto's BITSUMMIT.

I went to all kinds of gaming events like those.

I talked to a lot of indie devs there about all kinds of things, and they were like, "Suda, man, what's the Switch like?"

Well, back then I think people were still calling it the NX.

I'd tell them "No no, I have no idea! I know as much as you guys", and they'd be like "Come on, tell us! Is it as easy to develop for as everyone's saying?"

I had to tell them "Just Wait".

"I'm under NDA with Nintendo, I can't tell you anything", there were lots of little scuffles like that.

But indie devs all over the world were excited for the Switch, even the ones in Japan.

The dev environment is probably as good as everyone's hoping for.

It's really good for... Mm... Well I get the feeling the Switch can even connect indies and major titles.

So, I'm gonna try making a game that'll become the singularity between indies and the Nintendo Switch.

And it'll be centered around Travis.

Travis co-starring with an indie star.

Mm... well to put it in simpler terms, in wrestling it'd be like shoot style versus hardcore wrestling.

Well, maybe not quite...


Like in Fire Pro Wrestling, Saeba with Kita.

Basically, I can't really explain it that well, but yeah!

Travis is gonna bust his way onto Nintendo Switch.

Suda51 from Grasshopper, out.

Thank you.


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