Grasshopper Manufacture showed the first trailer for Killer is Dead, the latest game from Killer 7 and No More Heroes director Goichi Suda, at the Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Gratitude Festival inside Kadokawa Games’ Tokyo headquarters yesterday.
The clip, according to Kadokawa Games CEO Yoshimi Yasuda, was meant as a special gift to the press who went through the trouble of attending the event. It was actually edited by Yasuda, himself. The short video featured a man in combat with a robotic left arm and a sword in his right hand, who seemed to be the protagonist, as well as a woman executioner. While the game is still in production, the trailer showed off the acute sense of Suda’s world, and inherits the DNA of other Grasshopper games about hit men. It tells a story of life, death, and love.
“Seeing it here officially, I’m struck by this game’s great coloring,” Suda said after the trailer was shown.
“High-contrast shading,” added Yasuda. According to Famitsu‘s report, the game appeared to have a cel shading style similar to No More Heroes, while at the same time giving off the sense of the stylish and colorful effects showcased in Lollipop Chainsaw and Shadows of the Damned during combat.
Unfortunately, Suda could not talk much more about Killer is Dead. He did add that he wants to create a “new hero” with the title, and that it will feature a plentiful amount of beautiful women.
Outside of Killer is Dead, there was some Lollipop Chainsaw news at the Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Gratitude Festival. Kadokawa and Grasshopper announced at the event that the game’s shipments have crossed over 700,000 units worldwide, which is the highest amount ever shipped in Grasshopper history.
Thanks, GAME Watch.