Killer is Dead Is Coming To PC In May

By Ishaan . February 17, 2014 . 8:30am

Killer is Dead, the action game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture in collaboration with Kadokawa Games, is headed to PC. Deep Silver will be publishing the PC version of the game, titled Killer is Dead – Nightmare Edition.


This version of the game will feature a few extras, including:


  • Nightmare Mode difficulty: Enemies can only be defeated using the following attacks: Adrenaline Burst, Dodge Burst, Headshots, so the gameplay requires far more skill and tactics. Additionally, you won’t be able to use the Final Judgement finisher (QTE mode) to defeat enemies.


  • Smooth Operator Pack for console included and unlocked after Episode 3.


  • Theater Mode: Rewatch cutscenes and extended background information on characters after the first playthrough


Killer is Dead – Nightmare Edition will be released on May 9th, 2014. The game will cost 19.99 EUR/USD/GBP.

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  • Zypharium

    Now this is a surprise! I was really unhappy that I had to sell my PS3 before playing Killer is dead and Drakengard 3. At least I can play this amazing Game! :)

    • Kenny Loh

      why you sell ur PS3? You going to miss lot of good exclusive games.

      • Zypharium

        Because I got the full purchase price for the PS3 back. :) I’m missing my PS3, but I still got my mighty PC and PS Vita.

  • Cool, though I’ve been meaning to hunt down the PS3 version. I always get interested when this happens but can never get hyped because the first thought in my head is “can I run it?”.

    • thaKingRocka

      The hype is worth the price of a decent PC. Even my system, built two or three years ago, is currently outperforming the Xbox One in Titanfall. You really don’t need to spend all that much for some decent computing power, and you’ll save a lot on software.

      • Mine is like 3.0ghz or whatever. I don’t know what any requirement stuff means and many games don’t seem to list crap on Steam so I chicken out of buying games for the platform.

        • thaKingRocka

          It’s worth learning a little bit for a lot of benefit. Find out what your CPU is and what your GPU is. That covers most everything you really need to know.

          If you look at the bottom of any game page on Steam, you will find the minimum and recommended specifications for a game. The CPU is rarely the bottleneck these days. Your GPU is more important to know.

          Use this chart to give yourself a fair idea of where your GPU falls, and go from there. A GPU upgrade might be all that you need, and they’re not all that expensive given the performance for the price you can find. My old 6850 handles Titanfall perfectly fine for me.


          • Thanks.
            Looks like I have Intel i5. I don’t really want to play on high settings/resolution.

          • thaKingRocka

            I doubt the CPU will be a problem at all. I suggest you just sign up for Steam, grab a few games on the cheap, and start learning about PC settings and all. It is really worthwhile.

          • I’m already on steam. I have Ys, La Mulana and bunch of other doujin.
            I think it would be easier if more games had demos too now I think about it so far what I want I can play atm.

          • thaKingRocka

            The lack of demos on Steam has always really confused me. Then again, the games go down so low in price that if I’m interested, I usually just wait until I can grab a game under five dollars.

            KiD runs on the Unreal Engine 3 by the way. If you see any UE3 games that are of interest and cheap enough, you can try them out to see if the engine runs well on your computer. It won’t be exactly the same with KiD, but it should give you a fair idea.

  • xe7en

    Might be worth checking. I’m a suda fan but haven’t played this game yet. Guess might as well try it…

  • TheAquacharger

    YES! Now I don’t have to start up my PS3.

  • Bruno

    Can’t wait to see what the modders will do with this…

  • thaKingRocka

    They always seem to wait until I’ve had my fill on the console to release it on PC. Still, I’ll throw some support its way. I liked the combat and the presentation.

    Also, I have to say that I am very happy about this trend of Japanese developers releasing games on PC. This is fantastic.

  • Kenny Loh

    luckily i din’t buy the console version yet, lol, now finally i can play this on PC :DD

  • Pfantzypantz

    YES, I was really hoping for Suda to finally dip into PC, never actually expected it to happen, huzzah!

  • Ping92

    i wanna see more japanese developers releasing games on PC

  • Epic Markell Joshua

    Nice i would play this on PC i still want to see some no more heroes 3 tho.

  • DesmaX

    Cool, missed my chance to buy it on the consoles. I’ll pick it up on a deal

    But I’m surprised Deep Silver is publishing this. Xseed already has experience with PC releases

  • At last, Suda51 will realize that PC is where the money is with weird-ass games.

  • Darkrise

    I… I just bought the game for ps3….

  • Strid

    Glad I waited.

  • Fainaru Luna

    I look forward to this!

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    That’ll be fun

  • CirnoLakes

    Now, I’m not one to brag about the PC getting more Japanese video games, but…

  • SuBw00FeR

    Well I’ll be buying it again straight away. Absolutely loved it on PS3.

  • Göran Isacson

    Hoooh? Nightmare mode sounds interesting, as normal attacks will now only be used to drive up blood for Adrenaline Bursts and getting a high combo score will be less valuable since you can’t use any Final Judgments to earn extra crystals/screws/bafmodads etc. Although I think that if you have a decently high combo score, you still get more crystals if you Adrenaline Burst an enemy? It was never that clear.

    On the other hand, if this difficulty mode is unlocked you will most likely already be fully upgraded by the time you hit this one, so it may not end up matter ing that much… and man, I do wonder how annoyingly swarming the enemies will be on this mode, considering what supremely dull sword-sponges everyone turned into at the former highest difficulty ranking.

    Now I’m just waiting for Theater Mode. Wonder if the extended background info actually reveals something new, is total nonsense, or new information masquerading as total nonsense.

  • Hector Velar

    well now we can …uhm…mod…for…you…know…”better gameplay”…right?…right? them mods are gonna come. you won’t need them glasses anymoar.

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