Killer is Dead Trailer, Now in English

Killer is Dead Trailer, Now in English

It's essentially Megaman crossed with Killer 7 and enough bloom to blind a man.

As with most of Suda 51's games, I expect I won't understand what Killer is Dead is about until I've seen the credits roll. Trying to glean any information from the Grasshopper Manufacture trailers is like trying to learn physics by covering yourself in honey and rolling around on a collection of textbooks. It's not an unpleasant experience, but it's not a particularly informative one either.

So, here's what I learned from the two minute trailer to the above right: 1: There will be dialogue. 2: The dialogue will be in English. 3: It still won't make any sense. 4: People will get chopped up in spectacular fashion. 5: The brightness on my monitor is too high.

Visually, the game seems to be pitching itself somewhere between Killer 7 and No More Heroes, with gorgeous solid shading broken up by the occasional bit of texture work. Oh, and there's bloom. A ton of bloom. In fact, one of the enemies appears to be a skeleton made out of bloom.

So what exactly is going on? Well as publisher, XSeed explains, Killer is Dead is a successor of sorts to Killer 7 and No More Heroes. It follows the adventures of an "executioner" going by the entirely sensible name of Mondo Zappa.

"Working for an agency called the 'Bryan Execution Firm,' headed by a mysterious information trafficker known as Bryan, Zappa relies on dishing out his own brand of justice with the aid a traditional Japanese sword and a left artificial arm which houses interchangeable weapons."

Killer is Dead is scheduled for release this summer in Japan.

Source: YouTube

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This is my third time watching that trailer, first time in English and the only thing that's been on my mind since first watching it is "Why would someone ruin New World Symphony like that?".

Still, game looks alright.

I wonder if Mondo like to take out his Wee Zappa and play with it when nobody's around?

Can't wait for it, massive fan of Killer7. Day 1 buy from me :D

And I still have no idea what is going on. So classic Suda then.

Will definitely be looking out for this when it comes out. Which is apparently this summer as well, along with Japan.

Hmm, I think I preferred the Japanese voices. I hope they keep them in the Western release.

This game can't come out fast enough. If it's only coming out in Japan this summer, then I guess I'm importing the hell out of it. Suda has kind of seemed lost since No More Heroes 2 (though I remain a huge apologist) and this looks like a return to what made some of us fall in love. Not to mention I'll take anything connected to Killer 7, no matter how loosely.

Doesn't it seem like he's pumping games out too quickly? Killer 7, NMH 1/2, Sine Mora, Diabolical Pitch, Contact, Fatal Frame IV, Shadows of the Damned, Black Knight Sword, Lollipop Chainsaw, and now this have released in rapid-fire, damned close succession. I've got some self reflecting to do, talking shit about annual COD sequels when I'll gladly take a Suda game once or twice a year : )

Here's hoping that it has a dual language track.

DrunkOnEstus:
Doesn't it seem like he's pumping games out too quickly? Killer 7, NMH 1/2, Sine Mora, Diabolical Pitch, Contact, Fatal Frame IV, Shadows of the Damned, Black Knight Sword, Lollipop Chainsaw, and now this have released in rapid-fire, damned close succession. I've got some self reflecting to do, talking shit about annual COD sequels when I'll gladly take a Suda game once or twice a year : )

Those games are so different from each other that you can't really compare any of them though.

Blarg? Sorry got nothing else...

I can't recall the original voices at the moment, but I quite like these ones too.

 

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