Killer is Dead Trailer Released

By Michelle Balsan, 3 years ago
Last April, we brought you the news that Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games, who brought us the well-received Lollipop Chainsaw, were at work on a new title: Killer is Dead. We didn't know much at the time, other than the game would involve assassinations, you'd play as an executioner, and one of the game's central themes would be love.

Shortly thereafter, we were treated to a collection of screens from the title and have heard little else... until now.

We now have a full collection of screenshots and a trailer to share with you.

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Several details were also revealed about the characters. The protagonist, formerly simply known as "The Executioner", is named Mondo Zappa, and he is the top of his class as far as executing people goes. Mondo has an assistant, Mika Takekawa, whom he lives with. He also has two bosses - the 25-year-old, blonde-haired lady pictured above, Vivian Squall, and the 65-year-old Brian Roses. Finally, there's Victor, a criminal who steals music that "play songs of manipulated human emotion".

Killer is Dead is set for Summer 2013 release. The turn around time may seem quick, but Grasshopper has previously asserted that this game has actually been in development since 2009!

Thanks to all the community members who sent this one in!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.