Killer is Dead release date set
posted on 07.02.13 at 01:51 PM EST by (@salromano)
Special editions include art book, CD, and DLC.

Killer is Dead will launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on August 27 and in Europe on August 30, publishers XSEED Games and Deep Silver have announced.

Special edition versions of the Goichi Suda-directed executioner game will be available in both territories.

Launch Edition (North America / $59.99)

  • A copy of the game
  • 80-page hardcover art book
  • 25-song soundtrack CD
  • ‘Smooth Operator’ DLC pack
    • ‘Gigolo Glasses’
    • Alternate costume for Vivienne and Mika
    • Bonus ‘Gigolo Mission’ with Betty
    • Entire additional episode with vampiric Sebastian

Fan Edition (Europe / £54.99)

  • A copy of the game
  • Exclusive packaging
  • A poster showcasing the unique visuals of the game
  • Papercraft diorama
  • The full soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka on CD
  • A fully colored art book
  • ‘Smooth Operator’ DLC pack
    • An additional mission: Episode 51 – The Man Who Stole Blood
    • Gigolo Glasses: Mondo Zappa will receive special glasses that grants X-Ray vision, allowing him to reap extra enjoyment from the beauties in Gigolo Mode
    • A mysterious beauty named Betty for Gigolo Mode
    • A yet unannounced item perfect for summer

A limited edition containing only the ‘Smooth Operator’ add-on pack will also be available in Europe at no extra cost (£49.99).

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • Adol Christin

    $59.99….. AWESOME :)

  • new_tradition

    Aaaaaaand officially pre-ordered. Along with a bunch of other games this summer. Damn it, lol.

  • Zero

    Awesome. I’m glad we also got the special edition here in NA.

  • Raiyu

    UK import it is. Sorry XSeed.

    • Kenneth Richardson

      How would one go about importing from the UK? Can you use USD?

      • DrForbidden

        You just need a valid credit card. Your bank converts the currency charges automatically.

        Online stores like,, and deliver worldwide. I’ve only ever used Game, but I understand that Zavvi can be quite spotty so you should probably use signed-for shipping if you order from them.

        • Kenneth Richardson

          I recently placed a sizable order from Game using a debit card (which had more than enough to cover the order) and within an hour of the order Game cancelled it. Everything in the order was pre-order and I used a Visa. Does debit not work there? Sorry in advance for the huge reply and thank you.

          • DrForbidden

            I have no idea about debit cards, sorry. Never used them for online purchases.

    • DrForbidden

      I’m curious why you think that. The bonus items are pretty much the same in the US version except for the papercraft and poster. The added cost isn’t worth it, IMO.

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  • Kurisu Makise

    Time to pre-order, nice work Marvelous.

  • Kenneth Richardson

    The fan edition also includes a “papercraft diorama”. You can find an image of the set at ShopTo, where pre-orders are up:

  • HeatPhoenix


    Guess this ain’t launching on the mainland, eh

  • PrinceHeir

    now this is more like it!!!

    wish more companies do these kind of practices.

    the fan edition has a poster!!!!!!

    btw did they confirm if it’s dual audio the same as EU??

    please let it be true!!!

    i wonder if Asian version will have a similar offer as well!!

  • artemisthemp

    Sweet :)