Suda 51's barmy action title Killer is Dead coming to PC

Includes Smooth Operator DLC and new difficulty mode.

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Suda 51's barmy action title Killer is Dead will jump to PC this May.

Publisher Deep Silver will release the PC version under the title of Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition, to be sold physically and digitally for $19.99/£19.99.

New to the PC version will be a new difficulty mode, Nightmare, where enemies can only be defeated with Adrenaline Burst, Dodge Burst, and Headshot attacks. You can also wave goodbye to the Final Judgement finisher.

The PC version will also feature the Smooth Operator DLC pack, which is unlocked after the game's third episode, and a theater mode that allows players to rewatch cutscenes with "extended background information" on the game's cast of characters.

Deep Silver did not mention who was handling the PC port, or whether there would be any visual upgrades and improvements.

But is it worth picking up? GameSpot's Mark Walton slapped a score of 5 on the PlayStation 3 version of the game last year.

"Unless you have a voyeuristic curiosity about Japanese games and culture," he wrote, "[Killer is Dead] simply can't hold its own against its far more entertaining contemporaries. It's too immature, too confusing, and far too unrefined to be anything more than a strange, mildly amusing distraction."

Discussion

85 comments
fang_proxy
fang_proxy

this game is poor....blah blah...i love what suda 51 does.....something entirely new...those colors, anime like freaky combat, i love killer is dead,even if it's repetitive and thank you for porting this gem...one day maybe you can think of porting shadows of the damned.........

renerak
renerak

Thank you, I was thinking of emulating this game on my ps3 emulator which is buggy and can't raise the damn resolution and no AA and other shit which annoys. I wish all companies do this and port all the console titles to pc even if it is several years after release on console, cause we PC gamer play games from all time. 

kyubi678
kyubi678

So when a game is poor selling on console, they porting on PC?? GENIUS 

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

Sweet, was really looking forward to playing this, glad I waited. Damn, DmC, then MGR:R, keep those action games coming! Don't have enough good action games on PC. (*o*) <3

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

It's almost always the crappy selling console games that spurs devs to port to the PC. That is sad beyond belief...

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I paid full price for the 360 version and yet I want a Shadows of the Damned Sequel because it deserves on even though it wasn't advertised well. It's a great game.

da_chub
da_chub

I just want no more hereos 3 wii u.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Awesome ! Wasn't expecting this at all. I have played MGRR on the PC and its one of the best action games of last year and puts a lot of games out there to shame :D Seriously Platinum Games and Suda never disappointed so far :D

psuedospike
psuedospike

Killer is Dead is such a great game, only people who hate it either haven't played it or suck horribly at it.  Suda games are very derisive and polarize people into two groups: those who get it and those who don't get into the complicated game mechanics he puts in his games.  Glad it's coming to PC... still wish the PC port system didn't take so damn long though.

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

Now that's more like it. Hell Yeah baby. Thank you Suda51 for bringing this title to PC.
2014 sure is good year for gamers.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

sounds good to me. wish they would bring Shadows Of The Damned to PC.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

Another Japanese developer on the PC bandwagon, good stuff.

porcupeth123
porcupeth123

That's awesome! Suda 51's genius without jaggies and at 60fps.

somebody336
somebody336

Nice, seems the PC is getting more love than ever lol

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

Yeah! I'm all for that "strange, mildly amusing distraction."

wgerardi
wgerardi

SwweeeeEEEEtt- fucking loved this game.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Exactly... why Suda51 would start porting their games NOW? I know I could use lollipop chainsaw and Shadows of the Damned on PC.

consumed_chaos
consumed_chaos

I know this game might not be for everyone and its weird as hell but i love what suda does its always something unique and out of the box we need guys like suda in the industry his games are a piece of art and i appreciate it that he made the decision to port it to PC even after this game wasn't a big hit !!! Thank You Suda

consumed_chaos
consumed_chaos

Now all i want is for Suda to announce the shadow of the damned for PC !!!!!!!!! PLZZZZZZZZ

Hurvl
Hurvl

Barmy? Ahh, yes, as Wikipedia states: containing barm, i.e. froth from fermented yeast. Well, that does it! I just have to play it then.

lorider25
lorider25

Thanks for the offer Suda, but we don't want it.

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

yet another platform I can ignore this ridiculously over rated dev on.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Well I'd wanted to buy it for so long, but now I have an even bigger reason to buy it.  FRAKKING AWESOME.

vader501st
vader501st

I'd rather Shadows of the Damned, but whatever.

Fursnake
Fursnake

So the console version got a score of 5 or so? That's not looking so good for the PC ports. Unless they manage to deliver some miraculous port I doubt this will be a hit on the PC for them.


On the other hand and despite my disinterest in Suda 51's games I want to give them kudos for bothering to do a PC port. Hell, maybe I'll pick it up during a Steam sale and get my first taste of Suda 51.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@kyubi678  yes....its sad isnt it. because im a PC gamer and im STILL pissed off that Red Dead redemption never being released on PC. But most of everything else is on PC.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

@da_chub If only that was happening. I think given how great the first 2 were is too bad Suda may have move on to PS4 with Lily Bergamo.

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

@Printul_Noptii Vanquish and Bayonetta on PC, that's all I want.

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

@BehemothBlade signed it about 10 days ago and some of my friends did it too. The number of signs are descent but still far away from the target. But SEGA has seen and keeping an eye on this petition. Hope this reaches the target.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

@lorider25 Who is we? Just you? You neglect that this is good for PC gamers and Developers. 1. you are getting a console exclusive and 2. Developers might make more money that they didn't do on the 360/PS3.

LalchandTudu
LalchandTudu

@lorider25 Kid be careful about what you are saying. This is an opportunity that you fail to see.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fursnake Even if the port is fantastic, you cannot port away the fact it's eight ways of weird. Maybe nine ways. 

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

@Fursnake i wouldnt bother. suda 51 is all about style over substance. And his style is shit.

Fursnake
Fursnake

@EcksTheory

Well, I've never been one for his style so maybe I'd like to see a demo first. :P