Killer Is Dead Cuts Through With Its First English Trailer

By Ishaan . March 18, 2013 . 10:30am

Xseed have shared the first English-voiced trailer for Killer is Dead, the next game from Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda 51. As previously reported, Killer is Dead puts you in the shoes of Mondo Zappa, an executioner whose job it is to dispose of criminals and assassins from around the world. Watch the trailer below:



Mondo works for the “Bryan Execution Firm,” headed by a mysterious information trafficker known as Bryan. He uses a katana with his right hand, but his left hand has been augmented to be able to transform into a variety of weapons. You can read more about the game’s story here.


Killer Is Dead will be released in North America this Summer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Deep Silver will be releasing the game in Europe and Oceania.

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  • HerosLight

    Watch out Travis Touchdown, we got another badass in here.

  • Alex Sargeant

    Once again; DRILL ARM CONFIRMED. Voice-work seems pretty good so far. I know we were aware there’d be a International release, but it’s comforting to see it ought to be a prompt one.

  • MrRobbyM

    I was worried what the english voices were going to sound like but it’s great.

  • Rebellion14

    Looks really cool, is the MC’s VA Patrick Seitz?

  • Cameron Ward

    well, looks like another solid game from Suda51

  • Cephrien

    Patrick Seitz is voicing Mondo. o 3o

    lol badass.

  • Muffum

    Somehow, I knew Patrick Seitz would be Mondo’s English voice upon seeing the first Japanese trailer. It just struck me as right.


    Ugh, Diarrheal Engine.

  • Curan_Altea

    Well the English dub is good, and that was a well put together trailer.

    The visuals are stunning though, wish we had more games with such visual flair.

  • brian

    I’m starting to wonder if XSEED is becoming a high-profile company by localizing stuff like this and the Last Story.
    It is surprising to think about considering that most major Goichi Suda games were localized by big name companies and XSEED mostly publishes very niche games.
    Not that this is a bad thing, it may even let them be willing to make extremely risky decisions like translating TITS SC and the rest of the Trails games.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I’ve got mixed opinions about the use of color in this game. Maybe if it didn’t look so much as a comic It’d be more visually appealing to me. I like all the sparks and blood flying around, but the character models are very ugly.

  • Brimfyre

    Looks like a perfect fusion of Killer 7 and No More Heroes.

  • noctis_nox

    Killer is dead!

    Love the art style!

  • LittleMofreaky

    This game looks rad as fuck! New world symphony goes so well with action sequences.

  • Okay…Patrick Seitz + Mondo = “Dead Center” (aka HYPE!)

  • Spirit Macardi

    So Mondo Zappa shares a voice with a certain cola-powered cyborg x3

    Game looks awesome to me. Really does seem like a mix of Killer 7 and No More Heroes.

    • puchinri

      Now I want to see those two in a fight or teaming up together. x’D
      (Especially if it’s pre-reboot!)

    • Revorse

      Who’s that/

      • Rebellion14

        I think he means Franky from One Piece.

    • Vash bane

      my thoughts exact

  • ShadowDivz

    Game looks all right. Id want to see more before deciding whether i should get it or not.

  • capristrider

    Looking sweet, can’t wait for some Suda51 action!

  • Sentsuizan_93

    This looks so badass. And the voice work seems awesome as well. Name your date, and my money is yours.

  • This sounds excellent to me! Very hyped indeed =^_^=

  • Alexander Aubert

    this game is on my list

  • Vash bane


  • ryne11

    I love the Killer7 Artstyle

  • The animations seems rather jarring…too stiff and not very fluid for a game like this…not to mention the VA’s…total BS

  • KingGunblader

    I hope the music in the game is as good as it is in this trailer because DAMN. I’m keeping my eye on this.

  • KuchikiSentou

    This might sound like a cliché, but my word English voice-overs are so cheesy!!
    “I’m here to execute you.” Lol,

  • Nitraion

    They always choose fitting VA..
    looks like better trailer on the gameplay… I kinda intrested

  • XiaomuArisu

    Hey its Mondo the Bloodedge!
    god I love Patrick Seitz

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