Cuddle Up To Some Shiny Killer is Dead Screenshots

By Ishaan . January 21, 2013 . 12:30pm

Mondo Zappa, a 35-year-old sweet-talker, lives the good life. He’s a member of a group that hunts down killers. He also lives with a 20-year-old woman, who he charmed into being his assistant. A 25-year-old lady from England is his boss.


That’s the setup for Killer is Dead, Grasshopper Manufacture’s next game, and they released a full batch of screenshots for it today. You can check them out below, and in case you missed it, watch the recent trailer here.


Killer is Dead will hit Japan in summer 2013.




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  • Tales_of_Master

    I’m sold on the game. This a definite Day-One for me :|

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Personally, I’d like to see more steady gameplay vids. Not saying it looks bad at all, but we’ve all been burned by games that look f*ckin’ amazing in the debut trailer and it actually turns out to be mediocre…

  • SupaPhly

    this seems like the year of hack n slash games :D

    • Go2hell66

      lol yea, last year it was fighting games, this years its hack n slash games,
      who knows what it’ll be next year…

      dating sims?

      • Locklear93

        I should be so lucky.

      • AnimusVox

        RPGs I hope

  • Arcm

    Its so shiny and pretty. : )

  • phangtom

    Love the signiture artstyle in Grasshopper Manufacture games

  • SirRichard

    Looks as flashy, vibrant and gory just as I’d hoped it would.

  • Josh Strange

    Sexy Screens

  • Göran Isacson

    If his boss is a lady, I wonder who the man with the cybernetic face and the cigar was in the trailer… a work-partner, maybe? At any rate, that arm looks really weird up close, like it’s the arm of a super-roided up body builder… but I guess that fits if it’s a cannon you slip over your regular arm. Wonder if enemies like that giant football player and the corpse with cyborg armor are regular enemies or bosses.

    • puchinri

      I believe she is his immediate boss, but the guy with the cigar is the company head.

      The fact that Mondo has a boss that isn’t just the company head makes me wonder if we’ll see other executioners that she also is the boss of, or just other bosses and executioners in general.

      • Göran Isacson

        That WOULD be kinda neat. Maybe the lady with all the arms is another executioner?

        • puchinri

          I thought that was his boss, unless there was a lady I missed? (I feel like they showed her with multiple arms at the end of the trailer. . .)

          But that would be really cool. It’d be a great way to add perspective to the different lifestyles and motivations too, if we saw some of Mondo’s “coworkers”.

          • Göran Isacson

            Huh, that COULD be the case. I felt like the way the trailer framed her made her out to be more like a rival/boss/partner, someone who takes more action than a “management”-type person. But yes, it would be a cool way to expand on Mondo’s world a little, and since every criminal so far has looked pretty monstrous I think the odds of her being an enemy are somewhat small.

          • puchinri

            I thought so too, and the information provided versus what is shown is what starts to make me think more and more (when I saw her, I felt like she was this game’s Sylvia, and now I wonder).

            I also assumed for a while that the cigar guy was an enemy at first, but then I remembered that the company head had a lot of cybernetic changes to him, and that’s when I guessed it was him. I feel like there is an intentional (or at least, so far implied) sense that enemies will be very heavily modified or monstrous looking, but I wonder how that will play into the more sympathetic villains or even the most monstrous ones personality-wise.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    What can i say? Suda style to the max lol.^_^

  • Julien_N

    The first screenshot with the cherry blossoms reminds me of the killer7 mission that takes place in th same style of traditionnal Japanese buildings.
    That chapter was also at night!

  • gamefreak86

    Day one.

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