Killer is Dead third trailer [Update 2]
posted on 04.30.13 at 07:53 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, Scarlett Missions detailed.

Kadokawa Games and Grasshopper Manufacture have released the third trailer for Killer is Dead, showing some of the lovely ladies Mondo will encounter.

You’ll see the previously revealed Natalia, voiced by Kanako Tojo, Scarlett, voiced by Manami Numakura, and 20-year-old new girl Koharu, voiced by Mai Nakahara, also called “The Golden Geisha.” A Famitsu preview also teases a second new girl named named Betty, who will be detailed in a follow-up report.

The report also details “Scarlett Missions.” Lurking throughout various stages is Scarlett, a scantily clad nurse you can find by breaking objects or entering hidden doors, watching Mondo’s every activity. Find her and she’ll issue a “Self-Challenge” for Mondo to complete, which can vary between defeating an enemy within a certain amount of time, defeating an enemy using only skills, or racking up a certain number of combo hits. Scarlett is aroused by such activity, and will gradually become more attracted to Mondo as he clears her challenges.

Killer is Dead is due out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide in August.

Watch the trailer below.

Update: And view 41 new screenshots at the gallery.

Update 2: XSEED has released an English-dubbed trailer. We’ve attached it below.

Japanese (w/ subtitles)


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  • Chaos Raiden

    Bouncy nurse is my kind of thing.

  • RedWolfe

    Don’t let Kotaku see this…

    • HeatPhoenix

      – Kotaku

      • RedWolfe

        Pretty much.

        It’s one thing to recognize and speak on the current state of the industry.

        Limiting the creative freedom by judging and insulting someone who has worked an exponential amount harder to get to their position than any Kotaku journalist is crossing the line, in my opinion, and is not helping the cause.

        • Pyrofrost

          Well there is that, but there is also the difference between fanservice/objectification and sexism. Those two things are NOT synonymous.
          Neo-feminists and males trying to be in the good graces of neo-feminists (like loljournalist Jason Schreier) fail to see that difference.

    • shogunknight

      Hahaha, good one

  • 3DBudgie


  • Ritsujun

    Boobies are not Dead.

  • Adol Christin

    Koharu is my personal choice out of the three.

  • sunK1D

    I like Mikas design but her VA is meh :/

  • new_tradition

    I’d prefer some lovely men, but oh well xD

    Curious if Scarlett gives any bonuses beyond increasing attraction to the gamer for completing her challenges…

  • Aldridge517

    I like when games look better every time I see them, that’s a good sign.

  • Sal Romano

    Added the English-dubbed trailer. Sorry for lateness. Been out all day.

  • Willgaea

    They fighting looked fun, although the highlighting was a tad glossy.

  • darkrise

    Classy as f@$&.

  • PrinceHeir

    love you Suda san!!!!!!

    definitely a GOTY conteender for me along with Fist of the North Star Ken’s rage 2, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Dragon’s Crown and Metal Gear Rising!!!

  • Kobracon

    Oh Suda. Bless you you horny horny man.

  • PrinceHeir

    is that Miyuki Sawashiro the first girl?? O____O

    love the Gigolo Glasses!!!!!


    Ki Ki Ki Kisss Desuu Kaaaa????

    love Aki Toyasaki!!!!!!

    Kanako Tojo as Natalia!!!

    Manami Numakura as Scarlet!!!!

    Mai Nakahara as Koharu!!!!

    will she use her yandere voice Rena from Higurashi series!!!!!!

    love the music!!! reminds me of MGS2 credits XD

    im pumped as hell for this!!!!!

    please Collector’s Edition Suda san!!!!!!