Last night, I continued my playthrough of Suda51’s cult classic Killer7 on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. The game has a reputation for being weird, and as I keep playing I’m discovering that its unflinching dedication to not explaining a damn thing is one of its most compelling quirks.
“The Switch is a punk console,” says game director Goichi Suda, aka Suda 51. “I was shocked by it. I thought, whoever made this must have something wrong with them. In a positive way. This guy must be messed up in the head to think of something like this.”
The No More Heroes series is back for Nintendo Switch with Travis Strikes Again. Suda 51 returns as director in a game that sees Travis Touchdown having to enter a killer virtual reality machine and defeat the games’ bosses. It’ll have collaborations with other indie games like Hotline Miami. Coming 2018.
The world is confusing. No one tells you how to do a damn thing until it is too late. This happens in games too. It’s hard to know where mistakes were made. Let It Die’s end of level replays make it easy to grasp the big picture.
Let It Die is full of tough enemies. Climbing the game’s massive tower is a dangerous affair. But thanks to the game’s multiplayer, there’s one monster that reigns above the rest: California.
The Jackals are Let It Die’s most dangerous enemies. All players who have encountered these professional killers have perished. Until now. Linda the Legend spent half a day punching one of them in the face until they died.
Goichi Suda, known better as Suda 51, has made some bizarre games. From the political thriller Killer7 to the highly satirical No More Heroes. His games are vibrant and unabashedly tongue-in-cheek. What happens when he makes a free to play dungeon crawler? Pure chaos.
Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and see how director David Lynch directly influenced 17 games, including Zelda: Link's Awakening, Silent Hills, and Life is Strange. Click annotations throughout to skip spoilers.
Two hours. At most, three. That's all the time you'll need to blaze through a trippy video game hallucination that zips players through everything from old-school NES games through Akira and Sailor Moon. It's probably the most otaku thing you'll do all year.
Good or bad, nobody makes games like Suda51. Could this be one of the good ones?
New awesome trailer for Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day. Coming to PS3's online store this spring. Pertinent details: sidescroller, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Suda 51 (No More Heroes), Crispy's (Tokyo Jungle). More info here.
The PlayStation 4 comes out in Japan in one month. The privileged who got to pick up theirs out west have been enjoying it for over two months now, but over in Japan gamers and developers alike are anxiously awaiting its release.
As 2013 draws to an end, we look forward to 2014. And with a new year, comes new resolutions – even for game developers.
Mondo Zappa, the hero of the new game Killer Is Dead, enjoys the occasional drink with a lady between missions. Apparently the reason he does is that as he stares at their breasts and legs, he works up the courage to give them a gift. In return, he can get a new gun arm!
Suda51's new game, Killer Is Dead, is another entry into his long history of games filled with murder and scantily clad women. The gameplay can get very frustrating, but not so much that I didn't want to keep going to find out what the next insane mission would be about.
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…
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.
Famitsu has released two trailers showcasing Killer7 mastermind Goichi Suda's upcoming crazy violent, crazy... crazy action game, Killer is Dead.
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.