In their latest issue, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has a multi-page feature spilling the details on Grasshopper Manufacture’s Killer is Dead; the next game from No More Heroes and Killer 7 director Goichi “Suda 51″ Suda.
We’ve got all those juicy details for you after the break.
Story-wise, the game is set in the near future where humankind travel to the moon and remodel our bodies. The main protagonists, one Mondo Zappa, receives a message that he has been conscripted into employment with a secret agency belonging to the state known as “The Execution Office”.
In regards to the setting, the stages showcase a number of various places in the world, mixing in Western and Eastern architecture throughout.
When it comes to gameplay, the action is far more in line with the likes of No More Heroes than Killer 7 as Killer is Dead has a pronounced focused on close quarters combat with swords and has all manner of show-off OTT moves for the player to execute.
Additionally, as part of the body remodeling process, Zappa has made his left arm interchangeable allowing all manner of attachments to be stuck on there, such as various firearms and tools; all of which may be upgraded throughout the game.
As well as this, by absorbing the blood of your enemies (and there is a lot of it as this is a very, stylistically violent game), you can unleash a powerful attack called Adrenalin Burst which can decimate whole groups of enemies or in another function, can transform dark matter (which you can turn people into seemingly) into energy.
We’ll post up more details as soon as we get them. In the meantime, a debut trailer for the game is expected soon and if its like any of Suda 51′s previous output, it’ll be fairly batshit insane.
Killer is Dead is due to release on Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime later this year.