Killer7 Isn't Coming To Switch After All [UPDATE]

“May the Lord smile and the devil have mercy.”
“May the Lord smile and the devil have mercy.”
Screenshot: Grasshopper Manufacture

Update (8/18/20, 1:23 p.m. ET): Sadly, my hopes for a Switch port of killer7 have been dashed.

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Speaking to Kotaku, Engine Software vice president of development Ruud van de Moosdijk said that his company had discussed porting killer7 to Switch with Grasshopper Manufacture while development on the PC version was ongoing, but Grasshopper eventually decided against it.

The recent confusion came from van de Moosdijk’s LinkedIn page reflecting the game’s internal listing, which at the time included the hypothetical Switch port. It now reads, “PC only, sorry.”

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The original story follows below.


Goichi “Suda51" Suda masterpiece killer7 might be coming to Switch. I already own the original GameCube release from 2005 and the recent PC port, but I’m more than willing to drop another $60 on a portable version of the best game of all time.

These details were initially published by Doctre81 on YouTube, who found the information while digging through the LinkedIn profiles of employees from Engine Software, the studio that released the game on Steam in 2018.

Kotaku’s independently verified that this information is present on the profile of Engine Software owner and vice president of development Ruud van de Moosdijk, who makes mention of a Switch version of killer7 alongside the recent PC port. Kotaku has contacted the company for more information.

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Like many Suda51 projects, it’s hard to put into words what makes killer7 so great. The eccentric Japanese developer has a unique perspective on blending gameplay with storytelling, and killer7 might just be the best representation of his personal aesthetics. If this hypothetical Switch port is as good as what was released for PC, fans and newcomers alike are in for a treat.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

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fauxbravo
Faux Bravo

“...drop another $60 on a portable version...”

I was so excited when I got a Switch last year. “Gosh, look at all the games I’m going to be able to play on the go! Or in bed!” And it’s true. You can. But the price tag on most games has discouraged me from buying more than a handful.

I wish it were cheaper, because Killer 7 is a game I never played but wanted to. Can’t it be, I dunno, like, 40?