Grasshopper Manufacture has released their newest title, Killer is Dead. Goichi Suda, Grasshopper's team leader (also known as Suda 51), is known for implementing over-the-top, unorthodox and stylistic approaches to gameplay. Suda has been trying to appeal to the otaku of the world throughout his titles, and Killer is Dead is no exception. With such an elaborate library of No More Heroes 1-2, Killer7 and Lollipop Chainsaw behind him, Suda is no stranger to the strange and unusual. Is Killer Suda's newest cult classic? Or should it just be dead?
Killer Is Dead
After some mediocre releases like Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw, Suda 51 is back and crazier than ever at E3 2013 with Killer is Dead, a hack-and-slash action game that is just dripping with Suda 51 charm. Killer is Dead puts you in control of Mondo Zappa, an assassin in a business suit with a killer katana and transforming cybernetic left arm. Zappa works for the Bryan Execution Firm, which is lead by Bryan Roses, a gigantic black cyborg in a Hawaiian t-shirt. He and his 16 armed motorcycle riding love interest travel the world executing dangerous criminals, robots, and zombies for the greater good of humanity. Do I honestly have to say anything more!?
You've got to hand it to Suda51, as the guy clearly knows how to make incredibly appealing trailers for his games.
Ys: Memories of Celceta, Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, and Ys I & II Chronicles+ will be coming to North America this year, courtesy of XSEED Games.