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

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

Warren Spector Doesn't Think Lollipop Chainsaw Should Have Been Made

Warren Spector, one of the most respected game designers out there and the lead creator of the revered Deus Ex, did something unusual for a game designer today. At a talk at the DICE convention in Las Vegas, he named a name... or at least he let one of his slides name the name of a game that, he says, "should just not… » 2/07/13 4:00pm 2/07/13 4:00pm

The Story Of a Kotaku Editor And His Lollipop Chainsaw Love Pillow

Like a foamy, flaccid force of nature, she came tumbling into my life. No discernable shape, fluffy, mildly offensive. But somehow, some way—like a tapeworm—she burrowed herself deep into my existence. I know she'll be mine forever. She is indispensible, an irreplaceable part of my world. 2012 has been a big year for… » 9/12/12 4:00am 9/12/12 4:00am

The Other Game Starring A Zombie-killing, Chainsaw-wielding Schoolgirl

Zombies. They are everywhere, and Japanese games are no exception. However, while in the West a shotgun blast to the head seems to be the most efficient way of killing them, the Japanese have instead found the "natural enemy" of the walking dead: schoolgirls.


Nowhere is this more prevalent than in Suda51's… » 5/22/12 6:00am 5/22/12 6:00am