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Killer Is Dead  



Reviewed: 7/10: Good
( xbox360 version reviewed )





12:15 PM on 02.17.2014

Killer is Dead is heading to the PC in May

Deep Silver Europe has announced that Killer is Dead is coming to the PC on May 9th, in the form of a "Nightmare Edition." There's a new difficulty mode in tow which limits your moveset, and it also comes with existing DLC. ...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Killer is Disappointed: Gigolo missions & token weirdism

I really like Killer is Dead. I want to like it more, but I’m increasingly unsure if I should. Unfortunately, the awful Gigolo missions are a big part of planting the seed of distrust in my mind. Hah! I bet you thought...

Steven Hansen




9:00 AM on 08.27.2013

Very quick tips: Killer is Dead

Killer is Dead's hero Mondo Zappa has a pretty hard life! In-between traveling the world in search of love, he has to kill countless creatures, humans, and even face his own nightmares on a regular basis. As such, it can be pretty helpful to have a few allies outside of the Bryan Execution Firm, so here are some basic tips to get your started.

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 08.27.2013

Review: Killer is Dead

What do an assassin with multiple personality disorder, an otaku warrior, a foul-mouthed demon hunter, and a chainsaw-wielding cheerleader have in common? Why they're all creations from the legendary Suda 51 of course! For qu...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 08.11.2013

Killer is Dead launches to tepid sales in Japan

Mainstream success has largely eluded Grasshopper Manufacture. Despite giving birth to beloved properties like No More Heroes, the studio has had trouble garnering much of an audience outside of a devout cult following all to...

Kyle MacGregor




10:00 PM on 08.01.2013

Juliet Starling to appear in Killer is Dead

The Killer is Dead launch trailer is here, which means the game is finally almost upon us. Clocking in at a lengthy eight minutes, it should give you a decent look at what to expect -- and that's to say, the classic, crazy S...

Chris Carter




6:00 AM on 07.30.2013

Okay Killer Is Dead, enough is enough

Hey Suda 51, you're great. I love your games. Killer Is Dead looks like it will be a lot of fun. But enough is enough! There's promotion, and then there's just spoiling every single little aspect of your game. We've seen so ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:00 AM on 07.17.2013

Killer Is Dead features both Japanese and English voices

Yes! Killer Is Dead will feature both Japanese and English voiceover options. This is something I was hoping for forever, as I much prefer the Japanese voice actors over the English ones. As for the English voice cast, you c...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:15 PM on 07.02.2013

Launch-window copies of Killer is Dead include extras

Ever since word got out about Killer is Dead from Famitsu or wherever those initial screenshots originated, I've been trying to keep my distance so as to avoid spoiling any more than is necessary. Almost there! Grasshopper Ma...

Jordan Devore




9:30 AM on 07.01.2013

Another huge pile of Killer Is Dead screens

So many screenshots of Killer Is Dead have been released, I swear you could print them out and staple them together in flickbook form, and have the entire game at your disposal.  Anyway, here's another buggering flickloa...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 06.24.2013

Killer Is Dead trailer shows fight with King Quasi-Naked

Here's a new trailer for Killer Is Dead. It's got some really good music, a load of talking in Japanese, and a boss battle showcase against a man who wears very little clothing and appears to wear a crown. Henceforth, I dub him King Quasi-Naked. For those who don't want to spoil the weirdness, I must urge once more that this video may give away too much for you. View with caution!

Jim Sterling




1:00 PM on 06.17.2013

Be crushed by this massive Killer Is Dead image gallery

Here's a gigantic bucket of screenshots for Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer Is Dead. You get to see our hero on the Moon, a grinning king, a lady in a dress, and a whole bunch of character stills. There's loads to gawp at. T...

Jim Sterling




8:00 PM on 05.31.2013

Killer is Dead boss fight & Gigolo missions get shown off

Finally, a good look at Killer is Dead's gameplay. The first video here shows off some of the fighting mechanics with your sword and robotic gun arm. Plus we also get to see a boss fight against Hamadayama that starts off wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:00 AM on 05.30.2013

Killer Is Dead getting premium edition version

Deep Silver has revealed Killer Is Dead will be getting a premium edition. It will include a bonus "Beauty & The Beast & The Lingerie" download, the "Temptation of Miss Vampire" gigolo mission, one extra epi...

Jim Sterling




3:00 AM on 05.23.2013

You will fight a tiger in Killer is Dead

The latest barrage of screens for Killer is Dead focuses on two of the bosses you'll encounter in the game. First there's Hamadayama, who rides around on a freaking tiger. Yes, a tiger. How badass is that? Then there's Samura...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:00 AM on 04.30.2013

Killer Is Dead trailer ... well, there are boobs

Here is a new trailer for Killer Is Dead. If my intuition is correct, the underlying message of the video is that women have breasts. This startling revelation may representing a bold step forward for the field of human biol...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 04.27.2013

Killer is Dead's curvy cosplayers chat cozily on a couch

Jessica Nigri is reprising her role as a promotional model in Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games' latest collaboration, Killer is Dead. After portraying Juliet Starling for Lollipop Chainsaw, Nigri takes on the ...

Kyle MacGregor




2:00 AM on 04.17.2013

Shove these Killer Is Dead screens down your throat

Last night we showed you Killer Is Dead's pervy Gigolo missions. A nice little diversion from all the killing you will be doing. Yes, there's killing! So much killing! So much blood! Just look at all these screenshots in our ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




2:00 AM on 04.16.2013

Killer Is Dead's pervy Gigolo missions get detailed

Suda51 teased us Killer Is Dead's Gigolo mode not too long ago, and now we have some more info on just how you'll be pleasing the ladies thanks to Siliconera. One Gigolo missions sees main hero Mondo Zappa trying to seduce Na...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




2:45 PM on 04.01.2013

Killer is Dead is pure Suda 51 insanity, as per usual

Grasshopper Manufacture has released another trailer for Killer is Dead and, as you might expect, it's looking as bizarre as ever. Alongside cutthroat protagonist Mondo Zappa, the video features cyborgs questioning the meani...

Kyle MacGregor




2:00 PM on 03.28.2013

Become a gigolo in Killer Is Dead's side missions

Killer Is Dead is the next big game from Grasshopper Manufacture, and among the many things you can expect to do, one aspect specifically stuck out to me: Gigolo Mode. Simply put, players will see protagonist Mondo Zappa sedu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:00 PM on 03.28.2013

Talking Killer Is Dead with Suda51

XSEED Games and Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda51 showed us Killer Is Dead this past week during the Game Developers Conference here in San Francisco. Once we were done checking out the gameplay, XSEED opened up the meeting to...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




8:00 AM on 03.28.2013

Our first detailed look at Suda51's Killer Is Dead

Killer Is Dead is the next big game from developer Grasshopper Manufacture and the mind of Suda51. The basic idea echoes many past Suda games where you become a highly skilled badass taking on overpowered enemies by means of ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:45 PM on 03.18.2013

Killer is Dead debut trailer now in English

A new version of the first trailer for Killer is Dead, originally released back in January, has appeared on the interwebs which features the game's English voice acting. I think my favorite part of the dialogue is when (what...

Conrad Zimmerman




12:00 PM on 03.13.2013

Bond, psychos, and gigolos: Suda51 talks Killer is Dead

2013 is the year of Suda51's next production, Killer Is Dead. In January, the game began its PR train with a cool, stylishly seductive trailer that oh teased us so. However, Famitsu was able to get a detailed interview out of him and his partner-in-crime from Kadokawa Games, Yoshimi Yasuda, in which they discuss everything from American Psycho and Bond, to gigolos and tiger-riding yakuza!

Raz Rauf




11:00 AM on 01.31.2013

XSEED confirms Killer is Dead for summer release

XSEED, fast establishing itself as the leading champion for games nobody else wants to publish, has confirmed that it'll be bringing Killer is Dead to the West this Summer. The latest Grasshopper Manufacture title looks gorge...

Jim Sterling




3:00 AM on 01.30.2013

Grasshopper Manufacture merging with Ragnarok publisher

GungHo Online Entertainment, the company behind the Ragnarok series, has announced plans to merge with Killer is Dead developer Grasshopper Manufacture. The companies hope the move will enhance their respective stre...

Kyle MacGregor




3:30 PM on 01.22.2013

Report: XSEED publishing Killer is Dead in the US

Superannuation is like the videogame industry spy, filling in the void that Surfer Girl left behind years ago. Or maybe they're the same person?! In any case, Superannuation caught XSEED registering the killerisdead-game.com ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:45 PM on 01.17.2013

Here's the debut trailer for Suda51's Killer is Dead

Yesterday Famitsu brought us new info and screens on developer Grasshopper Manufacture's next big game, Killer is Dead. Was that not enough to satisfy you? Well how about the debut trailer for the game then?! Yup. Sure looks...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:00 PM on 01.16.2013

Suda51's next game Killer is Dead sure looks the part

While I think the image above (via Famitsu) does an excellent job of communicating what the new project from Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games is all about, we thankfully have a bit more to go on than that for Killer...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 04.09.2012

Killer is Dead artwork looks all Japanese and futuristic

We're yet to see any actual shred of a game, but Killer is Dead has some new artwork that ought to give a bit of a clue as to the game's aesthetic. It's very Japanese, and it's very futuristic. Think, odd-shaped buildings nex...

Jim Sterling




6:36 AM on 04.04.2012

Grasshopper, Suda 51 developing Killer Is Dead (Update)

[Update: New story details have emerged which seem to contradict some of the earlier reports. Apparently, the player character is an "Executioner" whose job is to take out "S-level criminals." Intriguing!] Goichi Suda is a bu...

Jim Sterling








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