Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda51 have finally detailed upcoming title Killer is Dead.
Described as “a title that picks up where Killer7 and No More Heroes left off” by the devs in an interview with Famitsu – translated by Polygon – the game features the same trademark graphical style as its forbearers.
It’s set in the near-future and revolves around the theme of lunar tourism and cybernetic enhancements. The star is 35-year old Mondo Zappa who must travel around the world to kill a number of assassins.
"It's not trying to regress into the past," Suda explained. "We're trying to make a game that we'd only be able to make right now, at this point in time. The result is seen in our unique high-contrast shading seen in the graphics, as well as the high speed wrestling-like action."
"It's the story of a man who doesn't show himself much in the public world but still worms his way into society and mercilessly eliminates the evil dispersed in it,” Suda stated.
“It's a personal story, not one that's conscious of the chaos going on in the real world at the moment, but you might get more than a taste of that in the end anyway."
The game is pencilled in for a summer release in Japan.
Here’s a video: