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Killer is Dead

New Concept Art Shows Salaryman With A Sword, More

Last week, we learned that Grasshopper Manufacture was working on a new game called Killer is Dead. The title, while not a direct sequel, is said to be related to Suda51's cult favorite Killer 7. Now some concept art from the game has emerged, providing a glimpse of what kind of tone the studio is shooting for.

The images show off environments including a busy street and cocktail bar, and plenty of references to bladed weapons. Judging from past Suda51 productions, that last bit shouldn't come as any surprise.

Killer is Dead is due out in Japan in 2013 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


[Via Andriasang. Thanks for the news tip, bar!]

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  • I hope it's like an evolved Killer7. As much as I loved Killer7, the game had a few minor problems. Still one of my favorite games of all time.
  • wow at first i got a blade runner and DEHR's serious vibe but after seeing the other pics it looks like its going to have some wacky things, i'm mostly interested in that space station or whatever it is...

  • The concept art looks gorgeous. This Suda 51 game looks promising.

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    I was hoping it was a killer 7 sequel lol

  • Gahh, I love this art style so much!

  • Is that some kind of space station and a giant? Seems like Suda's work. Wonder if its going to be on the Wii U as well.


  • I hope Akira Yamaoka composes for it.... I'm already interested but that would make me HAVE to get it
  • This looks so *** awesome!!!

  • looks nice

  • Looks pretty cool... I guess

  • Killer is Dead's concept art looks amazing. I can't wait to learn more about the game in the coming months.

  • I am really feeling the concept art.  Would not mind some of those pieces on my wall.

  • I watched a buddy play most of Killer 7 years ago, and it made next to no sense to me. I may check this out if it makes it stateside.

  • I can't wait for this! Man, I saw Suda 51 at PAX, and now I'm pumped for both Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead! He's such a cool guy, with tons of energy and great ideas. No More Heroes 2 is one of my favorite games of the generation. Can't wait for more from Grasshopper.