Killer is Dead Launch Copies Come With Bonus Missions And An Art Book

By Ishaan . July 2, 2013 . 10:30am

Killer is Dead has a release date in North America. Xseed will release the quirky Suda51 action game on August 27th for $60 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


All launch copies of Killer is Dead will come with an 80-page hardcover art book, a soundtrack CD containing 25 tracks, and a “Smooth Operator” DLC pack that contains the following items:



Killer is Dead is jointly developed by No More Heroes creator Suda51 and Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games. While Xseed are handling the game’s North American release, Deep Silver will release Killer is Dead in Europe and Oceania.


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  • haku67

    I wished they picked an different picture for the jacket. I’m still happy we are getting a lot of stuff and 25 songs ost mmmmm :)

  • Klarktastic

    guess is time to cancel my EU pre order and import from the US

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh my God, I need this.

    • Me too! I wanna throw my money at them >_<

      • Solomon_Kano

        If only I had money. ;_;

  • l777l

    The launch edition should have that content on disc.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Just to make sure, I don’t need to play Killer7 to understand this right? is it recommended I do though?

  • Yes! Now this is what I was waiting to hear. (Runs off to pre-order) =^_^=

  • Bonren


  • The NA release is going to be earlier than I expected. Someone knows when the game releases in EU?

    • Klarktastic


  • Curan_Altea

    Hardcover and 80 pages? 25 track CD?
    I’d pay extra for that stuff. Pre-order obtained.

    • AnimusVox

      Yeah this is like something Atlus would do/does. Definitely a worthy purchase.

      On a side note: I thought your avy was of Zero wearing shutter shades at first glance lol.

      • Curan_Altea

        Yeah, its a great thing really.

        Pff, no just a silly PhotoShop of mine.

  • Raoni Marques

    Oh God, why Xillia, Dragon’s Crown and this on the same month?

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      I can’t, not all in the same month and especially when all 3 have limited editions. My wallet will strangle me in my sleep.

      • Raoni Marques

        Yeah…it’s almost a sin to skip one of those limited editions, but my wallet can’t take it all. I’m probably grabing Xillia normal edition, and pre-order both Killer is Dead and Dragon’s Crown, cuz I’m a bitch for artbooks

        • Brion Valkerion

          Same, I dont know why Japanese pubs all decided to release all their best stuff all at the same time. I know they want to get out before the big rush/halt in game sales for the new consoles but this is kinda lame.

          No matter how awesome these games are, when they bunch up like this, it always means 1 thing. A few of them wont be getting sequels no matter how good they are.

          If only they looked at critical reception rather than the sales of their horribly planned sales windows :(

          • Raoni Marques

            Man, you said it all. Some people can afford them all, but most of the people will have to make choices, and unfortunately some of them won’t sell as good as expected…

        • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

          It’s even worse for me since I love Vanillaware, so I’m getting both the PS3 and Vita versions of DC. I was thinking of just doing the regular edition for Xillia and placing Killer on the “to-buy-later” list, but this changes everything…

      • Darkrise

        My wallet is already dead by today so I can’t buy ANYTHING.

  • I already got my pre-ordered (the Fan Edition) – just for under £50! Love you shopto!

    Plus, it is my first Suda51 game, do not disappoint. :D

    Note: I do love the concepts from his other games but enough to pick them up.

    • Aden

      You need to play Killer7 then. It’s a requirement for liking video games.

  • Dont-leave-us-Atlus

    You guys are doing it wrong i usually just look up releases months in advance and preorder everything and pay it off slowly ive had Xillia Collectors,dragons crown and this paid off almost a month ago now oh and i had to get my hands on MGS Legacy artbooks pretty much sell themselves

  • Zonder88

    I was holding out on pre-ordering just in case a special edition came out. This is good enough for me.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Brb, going to
    *runs and pre-orders*

  • Logan Moll

    The PAL CE still looks nicer, but this is good enough that I don’t feel the need to import that now.

  • Göran Isacson

    Clicked up that article about the Sebastian-mission, read that Mondo meets a unicorm who recognizes him, but which he can’t remember.

    OH I BET IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE ZAPPA’S SEEN ANY UNICORNS nudegewinknudgewinkslinkawayinshame…

  • LDM

    An artbook and soundtrack is good enough for me to buy this.

  • Teepo 64

    Why are all these games releasing right before school starts? Will someone think of the children!?

    • Tom

      How old are you anyway? I don’t think this game is for the age under 16 at least. It may get an M rating.

  • Eric Harris

    it looks like it comes in a special larger cardboard case (I always like those), is that what it looks like to you?

  • ShadowDivz

    The doujins are gonna be awesome…

    • AndyLC

      It’s gonna be all MondoxMoonking :p

  • SuBw00FeR

    Must find where to pre-order a copy, anyone got a link to a US premium edition?

    Considering the Famitsu DX pack as well, A2 Wall scroll *Drools uncontrollably*

    • SuBw00FeR

      Ordered the Fan Edition from ShopTo. :D

  • Tom

    Pre-order special DLCs are nothing to me but art books… Must resist! I’m a sucker for art books.

  • artemisthemp

    The Content look similar to Fan Edition.

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