Suda 51's Killer is Dead is confirmed for a worldwide launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2013. XSEED is releasing the Grasshopper Manufacture game in North America, while Deep Silver is bringing it to Europe and Oceania.
True to the developer's form, Killer is Dead stars an assassin taking out criminals in the near future. The hero, Mondo Zappa, brandishes a sword with his right hand and everything from guns to drills with his other, artificial arm.
Today's announcement comes hot on the trail of Grasshopper Manufacture's acquirement by Japanese MMO makers GungHo Online Entertainment. GungHo does have an American publishing branch, but this Grasshopper game won't be the first to take advantage of it.
Update: Killer is Dead will feature both Japanese and English audio on the disc.
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KADOKAWA GAMES announces global publishing partners for "KILLER IS DEADTM"
Game will be released by XSEED in North America and Deep Silver in Europe and Oceania
31 January 2013 - Hampshire, UK/... KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD. announced plans for a global release of its highly anticipated action game "KILLER IS DEAD?" on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Following "LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW," KADOKAWA GAMES has been working together with GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. and executive director SUDA51 on development for this title.
KADOKAWA GAMES today announced a partnership with XSEED Games to bring "KILLER IS DEAD" to North America. Additionally, KADOKAWA GAMES and Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a