By Samit Sarkar on Feb 17, 2014 02.17.14
Killer is Dead, the assassin action game from developer Grasshopper Manufacture, is being ported to Windows PC and will be released May 9 in Europe and the U.K., publisher Deep Silver announced today. The original game launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in August 2013. The PC port is being developed by Kadokawa Games, which published the console release in Japan. Known as the Nightmare Edition, the PC version will include some new content and features over the existing game. On the new Nightmare Mode difficulty level, players will only have three options to kill enemies: headshots, Adrenaline Burst and Dodge Burst. The Nightmare Edition will also come with the Smooth Operator Pack, which was available only as a pre-order bonus for the console version of the game; it will be...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Aug 27, 2013 08.27.13
We've got a wrap-up video that captures the essence of Gamescom, a feature on Video Game Championship Wrestling and our final verdicts on Lost Planet 3 and Killer is Dead. The booths, crowds and nightmare pandas of Gamescom 2013 Wrestling with absurdity: inside Video Game Championship Wrestling, the internet's glitchiest sport Lost Planet 3 review: snow day Killer is Dead review: blunt instrument
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jul 27, 2013 07.27.13
A new Japanese trailer for Killer is Dead, Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming action game, offers an Ode to Joy-themed look at the game. Killer is Dead is set in the future, where cybernetic enhancements and trips to the moon are commonplace. The game stars an assassin who hunts criminals and fellow killers around the world. In addition to gameplay of the title's bloody battles, the trailer above features several styilized cutscenes, characters and more. Killer is Dead is currently slated for release Aug. 27 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Launch copies will include an 80-page hardcover book, soundtrack, in-game bonus items and more.
By John Funk on Jun 27, 2013 06.27.13
A new trailer for Suda 51's surreal hyper-violent action game Killer Is Dead mixes action and cutscenes with protagonist Mondo Zappa facing off against a myriad of foes. The trailer introduces us to an antagonist named David, who says he's seeking power to take over the world. Mondo calls him out on this by breaking the fourth wall between fiction and the audience, saying it's trite and cliche and that the gamers will complain about it. Following up on that, the trailer introduces enemies like a spider-lady fought in a house made out of sweets like candy and doughnuts and a giant that shoots lasers out of its eyes. Mondo and David duel, with the antagonist clad in what appears to be a golden fetish harness and jock strap. Killer Is Dead releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this...
By John Funk on Jun 07, 2013 06.07.13
Quirky auteur game designer Goichi Suda, better known by his nickname Suda 51, has released a video showing viewers around the room where he had been speaking with the media about his upcoming game Killer is Dead. "We had about 30 appointments in total," says Suda, pointing to the cutout of protagonist Mondo Zappa standing behind him. "I found out today during one of the interviews that he is Italian. He is an Italian guy." As a gracious host, Suda says he served media coffee and water, and found that they liked Japanese snacks like Pocky and Hi-Chew. The Diet Coke, however, wasn't nearly as popular. A new Killer is Dead trailer released earlier this morning. The game will hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this summer in Japan, and the West at an as-yet-unannounced date.
By Jenna Pitcher on Jun 07, 2013 06.07.13
The latest trailer for Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming title Killer is Dead showcases a montage of blood-fountains, swords and hard liquor. Set to Frédéric Chopin's Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major, the Killer is Dead video reveals snippets of story, villains and flash frames of characters names. And their deaths. Tokio, Victor, Giant Head, Damon and Hamada-Yama; they are all dead, according to the trailer. The second half of the video then showcases Killer is Dead's past-paced, sword wielding combat. It also gives a taste of the game's special moves, decapitating finishing kills and hulking creatures. Watch the last Killer is Dead trailer that reveals the game's Gigolo Missions and more hack-and-slash combat. Killer is Dead will be released in Japan this summer for Xbox 360 and P...
By Emily Gera on Apr 30, 2013 04.30.13
The latest trailer for Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming title Killer is Dead showcases the game's Gigolo Missions that challenge the user to win over the hearts of various women in the game, who as a result will give the player enhanced equipment and abilities. The short video also offers a glimpse at a few gameplay elements players can expect to find in the game, including its hack-and-slash combat, metal robotic arms and "Gigolo glasses." The latter feature allows the user see directly into the desires of women around you. It also happens to let you see through their clothing, it appears. Who said romance was dead? Killer is Dead will be released in Japan this summer for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. No western release date has been announced, but it will be published in America and...
By John Funk on Apr 16, 2013 04.16.13