Grasshopper Manufacture has been teasing us a long time with insane and wildly fun trailers forSuda 51’s most recent hack ‘n slash game, Killer Is Dead, but it’s finally delivered the United States a solid release date.

It only took five trailers to do so since its announcement in January. American publisher XSEED has only been teasing us with a late summer release window.

Fans of wild Japanese action and Suda 51’s liberal use of high definition cell-shading can now mark August 27th on their calendars to pick up this certified hit on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

Be sure to check out all of our coverage and trailers on this game if you are not sold yet, because there is a lot of it.

XSEED Games Reveals Launch Date and Bonus Items for KILLER IS DEAD from SUDA51

Torrance, Calif., (July 2, 2013) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that KILLER IS DEAD™ will start shipping to stores across North America on August 27th at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft. All initial launch copies of the game will come packaged with an 80-page hardcover art book, a soundtrack CD containing 25 songs, and the ‘Smooth Operator’ DLC pack containing bonus in-game goods ‘Gigolo Glasses,’ an alternate costume for Vivienne and Mika, a bonus ‘Gigolo Mission’ with Betty, and an entire additional episode with the vampiric Sebastian.

Developed jointly by KADOKAWA GAMES and esteemed game creator Goichi Suda (aka SUDA51) and his GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE studio, KILLER IS DEAD is set in a contemporary world where biomechanical augmentation is increasingly common. Players control Mondo Zappa, a professional ‘Executioner’ who wields a sword in his right hand while brandishing interchangeable weapons in his left artificial arm. Mondo encounters all manner of violent adversaries in his global trek to fulfill contracts for ridding the world of its most nefarious criminals.

“We are looking forward to the upcoming release of KILLER IS DEAD with a special art book, soundtrack CD and bonus DLC,” said Shinichi Suzuki, President of XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. “Fans have been very supportive, which we’re extremely grateful for, so everyone who has pre-ordered the game or buys it at launch will get a deluxe version for no extra charge.”

KILLER IS DEAD will be released in North America on August 27th by XSEED Games with an MSRP of $59.99. Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, will bring the title to the countries of Europe and Oceania. For more information on KILLER IS DEAD, visit:

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