Killer Is Dead Does Its Best Impression Of Alice In Wonderland

By Spencer . July 1, 2013 . 8:12pm


"Alice" shows up as one of the targets Killer is Dead executioner Mondo Zappa has to dispatch. In Suda51’s game Alice is from France and suffers from ongoing back pain ever since she moved to the Moon. When Mondo meets Alice she transforms into a spider-like creature…




All cases in Killer is Dead begin with someone stepping into Mondo’s office with a strange problem. In the Alice’s episode a painter named Robert shows by with a sketch of a spider-like monster. Mondo investigates and enters the house which leads him into a Wonderland-esque world. Before fighting Alice, Mondo will have to slice through Wires, the fodder enemy type in Killer is Dead.


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Mondo Zappa earns Moon Crystals from defeating enemies and using finishing moves which can be used to unlock new abilities. There are attack skills, sub weapon skills (for his gun arm), and special skills to learn. Attack skills give Mondo more moves like Power Stab which makes Mondo evade an attack and follow up with a quick thrust. Counter Shot makes Mondo dodge a bullet and retaliate with a head shot. Special skills increase Mondo’s speed, allow him to use blood absorbed by enemies to restore his health, and Gekkou Kai removes his limiter so Mondo can use even more powerful skills.


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Killer is Dead is scheduled to come out on August 1 in Japan. Xseed will release the game in North America on August 27.


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  • TheDarkEmpress


    • Romancer Ecclesia

      game of the year, every year?

    • DyLaN

      With Drakengard 3 coming out, I won’t say tht so soon. I’m curious which game will win the WTF award XD

      • It’ll be a close match for that award XD. As far as story goes, I know I’ll like Drakengard 3 more.

  • And here I thought her back pains were due to her……… you know what never mind lol. I guess anyone’s back would hurt after being in that position. Fighting Alice on the Moon is going to be something lol.

    • supervamp

      Not every woman with large breast get back pains.

      • True lol. In this case it’s due to the large ass alien spider growing out of her back =P

  • Just take my money, please! XD

    • Damarius Wingfield

      Find [insert] for it before asking friend!

  • i neeeeeed.

  • O_O Master Clueless

    Alice in Wonder is so Overused

    • Steven Higgins

      That’s because Japan is in love with Alice in Wonderland.

      • I don’t know if they recognize the work for the general and smart wackyness or because the protagonist attracts Lolicon all over the places.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Alice in Oppailand

    • AndyLC

      “back pains”

  • wyrdwad

    “Its” Best Impression. No apostrophe.

    Sorry to be obnoxious, but as an editor, that apostrophe physically pains me. I can’t not say something. ;)

    • Kevin Lor

      “Sorry to be obnoxious, but as an editor, that apostrophe physically pains me. I can’t not say something. ;)”

      I can not(can’t) not say something? LOL xD

      • wyrdwad

        That was the idea, yeah. ;)

  • Guest

    Ha wow she is just like alice twilight in no more heroes she fought like a spider. cool reference.

  • KuroNathan

    wait is this game just No more heroes but churazyer?

  • DragKudo

    She’s like Alice Twilight from no more heroes 2 who also fought like a spider/ general grievous. Cool reference to past games Suda.

  • AndyLC

    I can name two causes of Alice’s back pain
    If you know what I mean.

    • Damarius Wingfield

      *Sounding like a child*: I know, I know, I know!!!
      1: Her boobs.
      2: That damn alien-spider growing from her back(possessed I assume).

      • AndyLC

        1: Boob
        2: Boob

        • Damarius Wingfield

          Close enough….

    • konsama

      It’s the heavy plot obviously.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Alien reference right?

  • Eddie

    I would really like to know how they get their characters to look that way. Is it something special that they do with the blinn material? Or is it something special they did with the spec map? I don’t thing thats the toon shader….

    • Rishtopher

      They might’ve written their own game engine for this but I would guess that it’s a custom shader combined with a tweaked game engine to give that effect. I wish I knew exactly how they did it too, I’d like to emulate that style for one of my projects.

      • Eddie

        Same here man lol I might try to contact the company via email and ask them

  • Steven Higgins

    You would think that, with the moons low gravity and all, her back pain would be alleviated rather than start up AFTER she moves there.

    • DyLaN

      Her boobs isn’t the problem I think…

  • Spider-Man

    I wanna see her as a character in Senran Kagura.

  • Cant wait to use MC’s X ray glasses thing on her, before she goes crazy of course

  • Virevolte

    I’m usually not one to mind the graphism but… I’m enthralled.

  • Göran Isacson

    That is some fortunate shading on that first picture with Alice there. Also, if a guy is the one delivering the job and the lady is the boss of the stage… does that mean that it’s the GUY we’re supposed to date and ogle with X-ray glasses on that mission? These burning questions must be adressed!

    I also really wonder what is up with the moon in this game. It’s got a king, it’s got people living on it, the game starts with the Moon being taken over by evil if I recall correctly… what could it all be building towards?

  • Minos

    Looks like the game is like xxxHolic but more creepy.

  • Reminds me of Resident Evil.

  • DemonKingAsura

    Surprised no one made this pun:

    “To the moon, Alice!”

  • Sergio Briceño

    I’d use my bang bang gun on her.

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