Killer Is Dead is an action video game in development by Grasshopper Manufacture for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is expected to be published in 2013 by Kadokawa Games. Described as an amalgamation of the play-styles in Grasshopper's killer7 and No More Heroes, Killer Is Dead places players in the role of an Executioner tasked with eliminating S-Level Criminals. The game will illustrate the "dark side" of being a James Bond-esque secret agent, and will feature many "beautiful Bond Girl-like ladies" as well as fighting mechanics involving swordplay.
I don't know if Killer is Dead is supposed to be funny or serious. Suda51 has always had a dark, twisted sense of humor, so I'm used to the over-the-top sequences and highly stylized visuals, but for as ridiculous as Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw felt, I at least knew what I was feeling. When playing Killer is Dead, I was conflicted. I like to think the ridiculous sequences and campy one-liners are intentional, but the darker, more serious tone of the story has me believing it's just a poorly written script with a lackluster story. Add in some ridiculously sexist side missions that have you stare a busy female up-and-down with "Gigolo Glasses" and you can see why the confusion exists. What type of game does Killer is Dead want to be? Does it... Read Review