Killer is Dead: Heavy on the Action, Light on the Plot

Running through a dark heavy world, wielding a katana and cybernetic arm, and battling shadowy twisted freaks. You are Mondo Zappa, executioner for the Bryan Execution Firm, out to kill criminals and assassins. Welcome to the world of Killer is Dead, the latest game from the mind of Suda 51. The game is currently… » 8/15/13 7:00am 8/15/13 7:00am

Suda 51 Is Turning This Gorgeous Anime Movie into an Action Game

Coming to theaters in Japan on July 25th is the anime movie, Short Peace. The movie consists of four short movies by various directors – a couple of which (Hinoyoujin and Farewell to Arms) are from Akira creator, Katsuhiro Otomo. Now, a fifth part of the project has been announced... As a video game. » 7/11/13 6:00am 7/11/13 6:00am

A Visual History of Attractive Video Game Characters: The 10s

The past few years produced a huge amount of great games and a surprisingly decent amount of them have well-developed characters that are hard to forget. And, of course, some of them look really attractive. » 5/03/13 6:30pm 5/03/13 6:30pm

Japan's Female Mecha Pilot President Is Getting a New Game

Guild 01 for the 3DS was released last year as an anthology of games by 4 notable game creators. One of those games in particular is getting its own spin-off. » 4/18/13 8:00am 4/18/13 8:00am

First Look at the Upcoming Game from No More Heroes Studio

At the end of January, it was announced that GungHo Online Entertainment would be acquiring Grasshopper Manufacture, developer of artistically unique games like Killer 7, the No More Heroes series, Lollipop Chainsaw, and the upcoming Killer is Dead. Now, roughly two months later, they're working on their first game… » 3/28/13 6:30am 3/28/13 6:30am

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In…

2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions): » 2/07/13 8:00am 2/07/13 8:00am

Five More Japanese Games Are Coming To America, Thanks To Xseed

In a monster press release this morning, publisher Xseed Games announced that it's bringing five new Japanese games to the U.S. this year: Killer Is Dead (pictured above), Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles (for Steam). » 1/31/13 7:40am 1/31/13 7:40am

Japanese Publisher GungHo Acquires Killer is Dead Developer

Japanese publisher GungHo has recently nabbed Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture, known for games such as Killer7, No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw, welcoming it as the fourth in their already impressive lineup of developers that includes, among others, GRAVITY Co. of Ragnarok Online fame. From the press release: » 1/30/13 7:35am 1/30/13 7:35am

Step Aside, Christian Bale, There's A New Killer In Town

Killer is Dead » 1/24/13 8:20am 1/24/13 8:20am is the and the mind of Suda 51. The game features the protagonist, Mondo Zappa, a professional "executioner" in a near-future world. The game is being created as a new chapter in the Suda 51 "assassin series", following in the footsteps of and the series. Suda, the executive director, together with…

A Mystery 'PS4' Project Revealed? Plus: Other Gaming Secrets Involving…

In mid-November, Quantic Dream registered the domain singularityps4.com, suggesting a title and system for the second of two games the Parisian developer is said to be developing for Sony. Despite Cage declaring a lack of enthusiasm for the next generation of consoles, it's been evident for a while his company is… » 1/22/13 2:00pm 1/22/13 2:00pm

Get a Good Look at Killer Is Dead, the New Game from Killer7's Creator

Killer Is Dead is an upcoming action game from Grasshopper Manufacture, the folks behind No More Heroes and Killer7. Yesterday, loads of details about the game hit the net (along with blurry magazine pics), and today on Famitsu.com, we finally get a good look at the game. And it looks great. » 1/17/13 5:30am 1/17/13 5:30am

First Details about Killer Is Dead, the New Game from No More Heroes'…

Killer Is Dead is the upcoming action game from the folks behind No More Heroes and Killer7. The game follows 35 year-old Mondo Zappa, a suit-wearing executioner responsible for taking out heinous criminals with a katana. » 1/16/13 6:00am 1/16/13 6:00am