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: