Killer Is Dead out this summer in Japan

Story, character, and gameplay details about upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 action game from Suda 51 revealed.

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Grasshopper Manufacture has announced a release window for its upcoming action game Killer Is Dead.

Killer Is Dead's protagonist, Mondo Zappa, in action. Image credit: Famitsu.

According to the latest issue and online preview from Famitsu, the game will be out in Japan this summer for Xbox 360 and PS3. The game's story takes place in a future where both traveling to the moon and human cybernetic implants are possible.

Players control an agent called Mondo Zappa, who is given the task of executing criminal targets for the Execution Office. Aiding him are his female boss, Vivian Squall; his assistant, Mika Takekawa; and the head office chief cyborg Brian Roses. The main antagonist is a cyborg named Victor, who can manipulate human emotions with the use of sound.

The game is billed as an action title where the highlight is melee combat with swords. Mondo's left arm can transform into a gun or a drill; options for upgrading it further are available in the game. Striking enemies will allow players to absorb their blood, which is used to charge up Mondo's Adrenalin Burst that can clear the screen full of enemies. Killing enemies with the special move unleashes dark matter; there is no word on what this energy will be used as.

There is currently no word on whether the game will be out in English.

Discussion

42 comments
AAAAAAAAAAAAAB
AAAAAAAAAAAAAB

So what the hell is up with his name, anyway? I've been wondering for a few years now. Is he going to name his son Suda52?

EPaul
EPaul

There's a trailer out already

Arbalon
Arbalon

Doesn't seem to impressive to me, but ya don't know till ya try.

ArmageddonBC
ArmageddonBC

IMHO.... This game is crap. Sorry I feel like I'm the only one speaking honestly about it. The game is beautiful, that goes uncontested but the controls are awful, strafing while ADS is at a snails pace and spotty. I'm tired of having it on my console. This game failed to me. Just stick with Halo and COD. Simple

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I love Suda 51 games and plan on getting this at some point. Too bad he doesn't release for PC.

Brishon1
Brishon1

More forgettable trash from Suda 51

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

I'm generally open minded about Suda51 games, but I bought Shadows of the Damned and it was such a bland and boring game, so I doubt I'll bother picking this up.

Ledah
Ledah

Specting this, even if Lollipop Chainsaw and recent Suda 51 games weren't that good.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Very good. I hope this game can at least come close to the mighty Killer 7.

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

Definitely getting this. Still need to pick up LC.

ilantis
ilantis

No offense but some of Suda 51's latest games kind of suck. Other than killer 7 and No more Heroes we saw Shadow of the damned which was just an ok game and Lollipop chainsaw that was a joke, also Black Knight sword isn't anything special. I hope they don't screw this up.

Ibra8
Ibra8

it will have english version because I said so

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

Mondo Zappa? Are you kidding me? That's almost as bad as Edge Maverick.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Hope it's as good as No More Heroes series

mrklorox
mrklorox

They should rename it to "Killer Be Killed" if it gets an English language release.

blackace
blackace

When is the US release? If this is Japan only, we don't really need to know about it. Sounds interesting, but I won't research it until there's a confirmed release date for the U.S.

RyuRanVII
RyuRanVII

Another button-mashing game from japan. How wonderful...

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Sign me up please!!!! It better come out to the US!!!!

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Another wacky adventure from Suda? Yes, please.

doorselfin
doorselfin moderator

SUDA, DON'T FAIL ME NOW!

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

Has the Killer7 look, definitely got my attention.

laser00
laser00

I dont' know whether the game wil be good or not but damn it looks cool

Japanese_Jade
Japanese_Jade

@ArmageddonBC o_O' This game isn't even out yet. Halo and COD? I think you commenting on the wrong article lol

ForceSkin
ForceSkin

@Simulator_Shock I really liked it. Some of the humour was gratuitous but all in all it was entertaining. Same with Lollipop Chainsaw. I'll definitely keep an open mind about this one if it reaches the Convict Nation.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@RyuRanVII Do yourself a favor an search "Grasshopper Manufacture" and "Suda 51" on wikipedia before posting such a sad comment...

mrklorox
mrklorox

@krizalidzero @mrklorox Then Grasshopper/Suda51 straight fucked up when deciding to name it this. It's such a glaring pun for them not to have taken it. I don't give a damn if Killer Is Dead is the "true name" because it's a poor name. If they had a better grasp of English the first time they tried to name it, it might have caught on before it was too late.

krizalidzero
krizalidzero

@ABEzilla116 @krizalidzero @mrklorox No, Killer is Dead is the true name of the game, which the creator wanted for it. I don't want to listen to "Ennegrecido" by Metallica, I want to listen to "Blackened". Watch the Matrix, not "La Matriz". Etc...