This New Killer Is Dead Trailer Is About Execution

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In this new Killer Is Dead trailer, Kodokawa Games and Grasshopper Manufacture give us a taste of personalities in some of the bosses we will fight. We get to see snippets of pre-boss battle cut-scenes, followed by their eventual deaths. Although this sounds like it is getting into spoiler territory, the details are too minimal to reveal anything extremely important.

The trailer also shows intensive action between Mondo and his enemies, with all the stylish violence and obscuring eye-candy that we recognize from Suda51. With the combat looking fast, visceral, and incredibly smooth, Killer Is Dead may possibly be Grasshopper Manufacture’s most polished title yet.

On a side note, adding one of Frédéric Chopin’s Études into the trailer was a nice touch. It gives us a sense of melancholy in the midst of such nihilism.

In Japan, Killer Is Dead is releasing on August 1, 2013 along with the limited Premium Edition during its first run. In Europe, the game will also be releasing sometime in August by Deep Silver. The North American date is still slated for this summer, and XSEED has yet to announce a solid date.

Killer Is Dead will be presented at XSEED’s E3 booth, along with a handful of other interesting titles.


About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.