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Killer is Dead launches worldwide this summer


Suda 51's Killer is Dead is confirmed for a worldwide launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2013. XSEED is releasing the Grasshopper Manufacture game in North America, while Deep Silver is bringing it to Europe and Oceania.

True to the developer's form, Killer is Dead stars an assassin taking out criminals in the near future. The hero, Mondo Zappa, brandishes a sword with his right hand and everything from guns to drills with his other, artificial arm.

Today's announcement comes hot on the trail of Grasshopper Manufacture's acquirement by Japanese MMO makers GungHo Online Entertainment. GungHo does have an American publishing branch, but this Grasshopper game won't be the first to take advantage of it.

Update: Killer is Dead will feature both Japanese and English audio on the disc.

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KADOKAWA GAMES announces global publishing partners for "KILLER IS DEADTM"

Game will be released by XSEED in North America and Deep Silver in Europe and Oceania

31 January 2013 - Hampshire, UK/... KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD. announced plans for a global release of its highly anticipated action game "KILLER IS DEAD™" on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Following "LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW," KADOKAWA GAMES has been working together with GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. and executive director SUDA51 on development for this title.

KADOKAWA GAMES today announced a partnership with XSEED Games to bring "KILLER IS DEAD" to North America. Additionally, KADOKAWA GAMES and Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, will bring the title to the countries of Europe and Oceania.

"KILLER IS DEAD" is expected to launch worldwide in Summer 2013 for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360.

"KILLER IS DEAD" is set in a not-so-distant future similar to (but not the same as) the world we know now. The player takes control of an executioner named Mondo Zappa who wields a Japanese sword in his right hand and brandishes interchangeable weapons in his left artificial arm. His ultimate goal is to execute various heinous criminals scattered around the world and beyond.

Completely unique visuals and outstanding stylish action come together to deliver an unprecedented gaming experience in "KILLER IS DEAD." This brand-new action title is being jointly developed by KADOKAWA GAMES and GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, with SUDA51 lending his trademark sense of style at the helm. It will be available worldwide in Summer 2013.

Platform: PlayStation®3 / Xbox 360®
Genre: Action
Publisher: Deep Silver
Availability: Summer 2013
Price: TBD
Rating: TBD
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Laura Adams
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Tel: +44 (0)1256 385203

KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD, wais established to publish consumer video games of Kadokawa Group companies. KADOKAWA GAMES plans and develops completely original titles working closely with domestic developers and overseas game publishers eyeing the global market. Responding to the globalized and diversified game industry, the company aims to create and deliver revolutionary and beloved titles to the market. More information about KADOKAWA GAMES can be found online at

GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. is an interactive entertainment studio based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE was founded in 1998 by CEO Goichi Suda, who is known around the world for his distinctive style and innovative work as a game designer and scenario writer. For more information on GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, visit, or follow us on Twitter at or on Facebook

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including own brands like the critically acclaimed zombie action franchise Dead Island, action role-playing games from the Sacred world, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and the role-playing realms of Risen. Deep Silver has announced upcoming highlights such as Sacred 3 and Dead Island Riptide. For more information please visit

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 18 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, Paradox Entertainment, Sega, Square Enix, Tecmo-Koei, THQ, and System 3 etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the

About XSEED Games
XSEED Games was formed in November 2004 by a small group of industry veterans with a common vision: to cross-pollinate the avid gaming cultures of Japan and North America. Delivering unique, innovative titles across multiple platforms and genres, XSEED Games is dedicated to publishing products that appeal to and enrich the North American market. The company is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based MarvelousAQL Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. More information on XSEED Games can be found at

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