Published on April 1st, 2013 | by Cory Wells, Contributor

Gory Japanese Thriller ‘Killer is Dead’ Gets Second Trailer

Partnering with Deep Silver and Xseed Games, Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games is bringing Grasshopper Manufacture’s gory thriller titled Killer is Dead over the pond.

The second trailer reveals cut-scenes and gameplay action, which seems to be from a third-person perspective. With an art style taking cues from Catherine, the game should indeed be very interesting and different to say the least.

The new trailer spawns after being promised some time ago. Here are the details behind the trailer provided in the press release:

Goichi Suda and Grasshopper Manufacture has released a new Killer is Dead trailer.

In typical Suda 51 fashion, its just over two minutes of heavily stylized and mostly unfathomable action, with a mix of gameplay and cutscene footage.

The game’s protagonist, Mondo Zappa, is “an executioner whose task it is to dispose of dangerous criminals and assassins from around the world”, US publisher XSeed explains.

“Working for an agency called the ‘Bryan Execution Firm,’ headed by a mysterious information trafficker known as Bryan, Zappa relies on dishing out his own brand of justice with the aid a traditional Japanese sword and a left artificial arm which houses interchangeable weapons.”

Judging by the trailer, if you’re familiar with a lot of films from that side of the world, you would be interested in this. The gore in the cutscene comes off as a bit artistic, and part of your character is mechanical. Although the in-game art might take a cue from Catherine, it’s clear that will be the only similarity between the two games. Killer is Dead will be available in North America and Europe this summer for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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