Killer Is Dead Takes Players To The Dark Side Of The Moon

By Spencer . June 18, 2013 . 3:52am

Mondo Zappa’s main weapon is his sword, but Goichi Suda also gave him a cybernetic arm. In Killer is Dead, your arm is a long range weapon that transforms into a freeze gun and giant drill.


Bullet Shot fires a barrage of bullets. This rapid fire gun can also destroy objects in the background too.


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Freeze Shooter is essentially an ice gun that slows enemies down. If you keep firing ice bullets you can completely stop an enemy from moving.


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Charge Cannon is kind of like the Mega Buster. Monod inflicts more damage if he charges the gun up


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The Drill is a close range weapon that can shatter an enemy’s shield or cut through armor. You can also drill through some walls and find Scarlett or secret passages.


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Each mission in Killer is Dead plays like a standalone TV episode with a beginning, middle, and a bloody boss battle at the end. And one episode brings Mondo Zappa to the moon. Moon River, the moon goddess, who lives on the dark side of the moon comes to Earth to hire Mondo Zappa to kill David, a cruel king that ousted Maya from the moon throne. Killer is Dead is slated for release on August 1 in Japan.


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  • It begs the question of why he even needs the Katana anymore…

    Also: I know you want to link to that song in Mulan, Internet. Just bring it already.

    • XiaomuArisu

      Katanas are cool?
      Maybe thats the only reasonXD

    • The arm is for versatility, having katana means he’s always has an attacking option. For example, against faster enemies you’d want to use the Freeze Shooter to slow movement; against had hitters it allows you get more hits and increase chances of evading attacks.

    • Ferrick

      i don’t know about mulan, but this seems to be more appropriate

      • Anime10121

        Damn, just used this same exact video in a comment, yet you beat me to it 2 hours earlier! Knew I shoulda used the one with the dub :P

        • Ferrick

          LMAO, the same exact video XD, but i’m surprised that no one posted this vid earlier especially after seeing the giga drill XD

  • Highasthesky

    This game is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon (I know that was awful but i couldn’t resist)

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I *love* the space helmet on top of a dress suit.

    • Kai2591

      It makes super sense!

      • Surgeon of Death

        Must not be casual friday.

  • $36598391

    Are there going to be Transformer boss fights? J/K

  • Kai2591

    Giant drills are a man’s fantasy.

  • DyLaN

    Those moon backgrounds kinda reminds me of the stages in Fate/Extra CCC which also takes place on the far/dark side of the moon.
    My eyeeeeeees….

    • Well, ladies (and some of the gents) need their beefcake too – even if it’s a villain character.

      • DyLaN

        I have nothing against manservice but his design shocked me ^w^;

        • puchinri

          It looks uncomfortable, right? But I guess when it comes to outfits usually, that’s how fanservice works, lol.

          • Ferrick
          • puchinri

            Well, he went from gaudy, non-fanservice outfit to straight up smex-bamf fanservice. x’D

            Ironically, that is an instance of fanservice that is not something that could be called uncomfortable for the character. We need more of that~.

            (And thank you very much for sharing that. My day is made.)

          • Ferrick

            that one moment where all gil players’ jaws drop XD

            awww, that’s a shame XD, and for the most part, we don’t know if that “golden lion” outfit is uncomfortable to the character, he looks like he enjoys it abit too much XD

            (no problems, i aim to please ;D.)

          • puchinri

            That’s true, he does look like he’s content.

            I just think of it like, if I’d be uncomfortable in the chainmail bikini of some characters, that’s uncomfortable fanservice. And I assume guys would be uncomfortable in. . . that. x’D

            Might also say something about the character though if he does genuinely find that comfortable. lol

          • Ferrick

            you don’t need to ask, none of us would be willing to wear that XD… well probably not gilgamesh XD

          • puchinri

            I’m glad then, haha.
            Well, honestly, I wouldn’t begrudge him wearing it if he chose to.

          • Ferrick

            haha, but we all know gil XD, on all of his appearances out side stay night (and UBW + HF) he loves to show off his body XD, so its not impossible that he won’t wear that XD (then again, he did walk around school naked…)

          • DyLaN

            >then again, he did walk around school naked
            F/SN? Or you mean the AUO in Extra CCC?

          • Ferrick

            Extra CCC the gil + f/mc ending and AUO

          • DyLaN

            Now tht I think abt it, I think its the golden bondage thing and the rapeface.

  • Göran Isacson

    So the queen of the moon hires Zappa to kill her king. God DAMN Usagi, some people just hire a marriage counselor when their marriage hit a rocky patch…

    Jests aside, that is some outfit for the moon-king. Unsure how much play the gun-arm and it’s variants is really going to get next to the sword though.

    • puchinri

      Which Usagi would this be? Because BSSM!Usagi is queen of the Earth (well, and the solar system, technically). Also, she and Mamoru could never have marriage problems for real. They take their frustrations to the kitchen floor (and everywhere else). Tis why they have a daughter~!

      Can you blame Moon River though? Here she is trying to look elegant and this dude has to run around looking gaudy. I mean, yay for the lady-aimed fanservice, but still.

      • Anime10121

        You mean Neo Queen Serenity Usagi? Cuz Usagi’s technically the princess of the moon/ruler of the Solar System, that married into being the queen of the Earth by getting hitched to Mamo ;P

        But yeah, Moon River’s looking all elegant, and extravagant, and her king? Looks like some freakish creature from Bleach :(

        Dont really blame her for trying to do him in :P

        • puchinri

          Yeah, that does still technically work too. I went with Neo because there isn’t much Moon left to rule and she was a princess, and doesn’t become queen until later (and then it’s not just of the Moon, which is badass).

          Hah! I like that description. That’s pretty much it.

          I don’t either~.

      • Göran Isacson

        Aaah, but this is Sailor Moon as interpreted by Suda 51, and as such it may end up that their daughter was in fact Ami Mizuno, who had in fact killed all the other Senshis and absorbed their personalities and powers all along, and at the end Serenity and Queen Beryl resume their ancient chess game…

        Okay I think I just lost my metaphor. At any rate, your interpretation that she’s taking the hit due to his horrible fashion sense is also a perfectly acceptable option.

        • puchinri

          I don’t think Suda could handle BSSM. (I actually felt like this was One Piece mixing in with Japanese lore, given this is a goddess and this guy is a cocky king.)

          That. . . isn’t too badly far off from stuff that happens in the manga though. I feel like it’s something that might happen in one of the side stories even. ^u^;
          (Also, still gonna wait for that reboot and the inevitable video game, because a next gen BSSM game would be beautiful.)

          Pretty legit, right~? That’s something I could even see Suda including. (Obviously, not likely to be mentioned though.)

          • Göran Isacson

            Now that you talk about Next Gen BSSM games, I see before my minds eye a Sailor Moon Warriors style game… mmmaybe it would be better to have an RPG instead.

          • puchinri

            I think both would be really cool. A RPG to go with the reboot, and a Warriors style to match the kind of stuff that comes up in the Stars arc. It’d be such a blast~.

            Actually, what I love about series like Sailor Moon and PreCure (and WW), are that they’re prime material for a number of genres and have so much potential.

            But alas, if Toei is going to be letting Bamco handle their BSSM games too, I won’t be expecting much. (Between the two of them, anyway. They don’t take risk at all.)

          • Göran Isacson

            Ha ha, if Bamco handles it it might go the way it did for PreCure and we just get a dance game for them. Sad that the action-potential of the games goes untapped, but true ;_;

            Also what does WW stand for here? No magical girl show I recognize.

          • puchinri

            I know. That’d be the worst. And it’d fit even less for BSSM.

            Wonder Woman. Which, I guess could technically count as another classic magical girl (but not at the same time~?).

  • isfuturebright

    Man this is looking to be the best action title to come out from Suda! I hope it does well!

  • wyrdwad

    Yay, David has finally been unveiled! OK, male cosplayers, you know what to do. Let’s not let the ladies have all the skimpy outfit fun. Show ’em what you’ve got! ;)

  • Zonder88

    Hype for this.

  • DyLaN

    Related to the topic below:Their outfit certainly looks more comfortable than David one.

    • XiaomuArisu

      And its looks betterXD

    • Kai2591

      Tsunako’s art…where is this from?

      • RoxasTheUnknown1

        Date A Live novels

        • Kai2591

          I see. thanks!

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