New Suda 51 Joint: Killer is Dead

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by GeekyGuy, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States

    The latest issue of Famitsu Magazine (as reported by Andriasang) has revealed a new adventure by Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture. Entitled Killer is Dead, the game will be coming to both Xbox 360 and PS3, and though it isn't a direct sequel to Killer 7, it will be a spiritual successor to Killer 7 and the No More Heroes games.

    Similar to No More Heroes, the main character (Executioner) will be tasked with defeating "S level criminals," and the game will focus on swordplay. Suda is listed as executive director for the game, which is being touted as a "Dark Side 007."

    :arrow: Source: Andriasang
  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    This sounds like the greatest thing ever.
  3. Actinopterygian Melospiza

    Actinopterygian Melospiza Advanced Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    United States
    Hell yeah. Suda 51 is my favorite game developer, hands down. This game is going to make me finally buy a 360 or PS3.
  4. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Killer 7 was one of those flawed games that were worth going back to just because it had such a different style.
    Same with No More Heroes.
    No More Heroes 2 though was fantastic.
    Shadow of the Damned was something that really should have sold better, loved that game.

    Anyway he seems to learn with each title so cannot wait for this. In a way I hope this Killer 7 & NMH are in the same universe.
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    I'm infatuated by the focus on swordplay similar to the No More Heroes one but I'm not enjoying the aesthetic shown in the screenshot... I want to see this bad boy in action, I believe in SUDA, this'll probably be good... or alternatively, extremely hard to understand, like Flower, Sun and Rain. What an acid trip that was! :lol:
  6. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Earth
    Suda51 usually doesn't disappoint. I hope to see more of this @ E3.
  7. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague

    Something I might want ^^
  8. raybattousai

    raybattousai GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Philadelphia, PA
    The screenshot is from Killer 7, not the new game.

    I wonder if Shinji Mikami and Akira Yamaoka will have a hand in this like they did with Shadows of The Damned. Shadows was a good game, but a little to short and easy. I think if they took another shot at it they could create a truly memorable experience.

  9. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    I see. Didn't play Killer7 it yet, I just recognized its aesthetics which I didn't particularily enjoy the first time around and I assumed this game will have those carried over. My bad.
  10. h8uthemost

    h8uthemost GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 7, 2006
    United States
    This is indeed fantastic news. I wasn't really a fan of the first NMH and I haven't played the sequel(which I should start soon as I've read it's a better game than the first), but I thought Killer 7 was absolutely fantastic. And it will forever be one of my favorite games. Sure, like Hadrian pointed out it had its flaws, but show me a game that doesn't...

    I'm really looking forward to Suda's next game. Especially if it's a spiritual successor to Killer 7(which is too bad, I would love to see a direct sequel of some sorts).

    This news just made my day.
  11. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Huh. You know, I can't help but picture Suda's development process as something like this...


    Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you.
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  12. zadanlavey

    zadanlavey Advanced Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Thats a must buy for me, Suda 51 is the Jodorowsky / Dali of Video Games. Suda Games are minimalist, cult games, great games. I will never forget "Flowers, Sun & Rain" for the NDS...
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