Killer is Dead hitting U.S. and Europe in summer

Killer is Dead, the latest from self-styled punk developer Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, will make its way to North America and Europe. Xseed today announced it will bring the stylized, hyperviolent thriller to American shores, along with several other Japanese games planned for this year, and Dead Island publisher Deep Silver will distribute Killer is Dead across the pond.

Killer is Dead is planned to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this summer--Grasshopper Manufacture's recent acquisition by Japanese Publisher GungHo Online Entertainment won't affect its release. You can check out its (Japanese) debut trailer for more love and execution.

JRPG fans will likely be pleased by the rest of Xseed's 2013 lineup: Ys I & II Chronicles+ will appear on Steam in February, farming-and-fighting RPG Rune Factory 4 for Nintendo 3DS will hit this summer, Valhalla Knights 3 and Ys: Memories of Celceta will bolster PS Vita's library in fall.

Good to see the localization house/publisher that was so kind us to bring us 'muricans The Last Story is keeping busy.


  • Darkhawk - February 1, 2013 5:52 a.m.

    Come on, guys, was there ever any REAL worry that a Grasshopper title wouldn't come to the - ...goddammit Fatal Frame. Goddammit.
  • BladedFalcon - January 31, 2013 5:50 p.m.

    Sounds like XSeed is becoming the new Atlus, in being the bold publisher that brings the more niche Japanese titles over here, good on them! :D
  • artcellrox - January 31, 2013 7:26 p.m.

    I feel like that's more Aksys Games' role, lol.
  • BladedFalcon - January 31, 2013 7:46 p.m.

    Heh, yeah, them too, I suppose, but I actually haven't seen that much from them lately, aside from that new announcement of Muramasa being brought to the vita. I mainly knew them because they were the ones that brought Guilty gear over here.
  • JMarsella09 - January 31, 2013 5:18 p.m.

  • SurrealBrouhaha - January 31, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    heh. Killer is Dead is not dead. . . sorry.
  • Lucario995 - January 31, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    Be sophisticated... Act normal... Ah, never mind! YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! IT'S COMING TO THE US!

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