Killer is Dead
Killer is Dead Screenshots Get Slash Happy
Written Monday, January 21, 2013 By Richard Walker
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A whole glut of screens from Suda 51's Killer is Dead have emerged today, offering a closer look at the game's stylish cel-shaded art and its OTT violent swordplay.

Retaining the spirit of Suda 51's No More Heroes and the bonkers Killer 7, Killer is Dead sees you assuming the role of a prisoner who must escape his own execution and kill his assassin before it's too late.

Apparently, it's something of a "dark side 007" tale, albeit with a few nutty twists of its own, including the game's hero Mondo Zappa having an arm that can transform into a gun or a drill that can absorb the blood of enemies for an 'Adrenalin Burst' attack. Handy.

You can ogle some of the screenshots below. There's a total of 23 screenshots in the gallery. Head here for the trailer.

[Via AGB]


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Comment #1 by Nevander
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:42:05 AM
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Gotta say... love the developer's name.

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Comment #2 by Zacry072
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:44:21 AM
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Suda has yet to disappoint me. I'm sure this game will be loads of fun/weird.

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Comment #3 by bradengunn
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:45:15 AM
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Loving the art style

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Comment #4 by DRNoob
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:47:25 AM
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It looks like concept art.

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Comment #5 by TheMysteryOne
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:53:10 AM
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I'm really looking forward to this game!

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Comment #6 by Gackt
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:55:47 AM
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Art style looks pretty great, looking fwd to this.

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Comment #7 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:56:46 AM
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Might be my most-anticipated game of the year. As much as I loved Shadows of the Damned (And not so much Lollipop Chainsaw.) this looks like Grasshopper's best in awhile. Not to mention anything that they're calling a "spiritual successor to Killer7" is an instant buy for me. I just hope it retains that game's batshit crazy philosophical dialogue. That's what made that game so great.

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Comment #8 by Dark Anaconda
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:09:31 AM
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In the right hand a Katana and in the left hand a Gun, man this will be pretty fun!

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Comment #9 by Earth Djinn
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:10:48 AM
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Really looking forward to this.

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Comment #10 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:41:08 AM
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Still need to pick up Shadows of the Damned, my Nintendo-fanboy friend loves Suda and my first and only experience with his work is Lollipop Chainsaw so needless to say I am also a huge fan now(already being a big time fan of James Gunn DEFINITELY helped though), looking forward to this game now and kind of want to play Killer 7 and No More Heroes.

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Comment #11 by Space Cadet
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 12:24:27 PM
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I am sad to see no information regarding the US/European publisher.

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Comment #12 by I mak3 big boom
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 01:39:54 PM
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Bought! Nothing else to say really

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Comment #13 by Wolf825
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 02:20:27 PM
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I generally hate games like this, and especially hate the art style, but at the same time, I'm glad they make games like this, because the gaming world needs more diversity.

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Comment #14 by cheevo360
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 05:29:55 PM
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I do loved those art styles. I hope there gameplay video real sooner then we expect since lots of screenshots for it from last week and now. :)

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Comment #15 by cheevo360
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 05:36:32 PM
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Funny when I were kid and in school for Art lesson. My group class kids and we have drawing anything we want and I drawn like those art style but I weren't good at and I were bottom than other kids in my classroom who is top than for better drawns. This is not exam and it just fun competitive for who top to bottom. It just how good drawn on each kids and myself using near like that art style. I were upset and fed up cos I were bottom. Hahahahaha funny lol :)

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Comment #16 by Monkey Wizard
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 06:08:17 PM
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^ Cool story bro..would have been better with dragons though.


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Comment #17 by TheyCallMeNooTs
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 02:22:56 AM
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@15 cool English bro, but I don't think everyone will get the gay sex references....

on topic - might be a good game, I like suda's style to an extent, I just wish it was grounded more in reality. Always with the crazy huge weird shaped Asian bad guys - I think it'd be cooler with human type enemies.

the fuck do I know anyways

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Comment #18 by Se7enZA
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 02:58:54 AM
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Looks so awesome!

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Comment #19 by Nitnoid
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 03:39:36 AM
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Is it me or does the artwork look like a mass of jumbled color? Not knocking the game or anything but I can't make heads or tails of the art.

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Comment #20 by Homaz
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 04:17:08 AM
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Nice Nice NICE!

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Comment #21 by Sarcastro
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 05:37:48 AM
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Artistically, this looks amazing. Gameplay, this will probably be ho-hum like the rest of Grasshopper's games.

Hopefully it's more Shadows of the Damned than Lollipop Chainsaw.

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Comment #22 by clothesbiz15
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 07:44:56 AM
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Comment #23 by Deviltry
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 10:35:34 AM
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Love the art style.

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US August 27, 2013
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Japan August 01, 2013

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