Killer is Dead is finally being released in Japan this week, meaning the American release date is only one month away.

Grasshopper Manufacture’s latest hack ‘n slash game scored solid reviews this last week, and it’s priming up to be the perfect ending to a relatively quiet summer.

If there is one thing that can be said about the development phase of Killer is Dead, it’s that Grasshopper Manufacture has been overly generous with the trailers and screenshots, releasing new batches on a seemingly weekly basis. Not to break with tradition, the team has one more from Japan before the official launch.

If you’ve been following our coverage of Killer is Dead, then you know what to expect. Scantily clad women, flashy neon graphics, a mixture of sword and gun play and hulking mechanical monstrosities. Nothing surprises me anymore about this game, and I just accept it all as normal.

Suda 51’s reputation as a rebel Japanese game developer has really been solidified over the course of this console cycle, so I’m more than pleased to see him close out the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by bringing unique sense of style to a game that can appeal to beyond his fanbase. Hack ‘n slash games need a serious kick to get restarted, and this could be the game to do it.

Killer is Dead is launching on Aug. 27 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

See at Amazon

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy for more details.

Latest And Best Prime Day Deals

The Ring Alarm security system is reaching new low prices for Prime Day
Ring Alarm home security systems

Various configurations of the Ring Alarm are discounted to their best prices yet exclusively for Prime members at Amazon through Tuesday night to help keep your home secure.

The Sonos Beam Prime Day deal includes a $40 discount and 2 $50 Amazon gift cards
The Sonos Beam Prime Day deal includes a $40 discount and $100 in Amazon gift cards
$359.00 $499.00 Save $140

That's just so much savings in one deal. You'll have to wait for the physical gift cards, but that's basically $100 to spend however you want.

Prime Day dropped this PlayStation 4 console bundle to just $250
PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console with Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn
$249.99 $359.98 Save $110

This deal on the PlayStation 4 Slim console saves you $50 off its regular price while also including Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free. You'll just need an Amazon Prime membership to snag it.

The newest device in the Echo family, the Show 5, is now down to just $50
Echo Show 5
$49.99 $89.99 Save $40

It's only been on the market since May, but it hasn't escaped the Prime Day price cuts.

Amp up your home security with these huge Prime Day discount on nearly all Ring products
Save on Ring products today only

Whether you need a video doorbell, whole home alarm system, or some lights to brighten a dark area, Amazon has it all marked down today!

These huge price drops on the entire Galaxy S10 lineup might be one of the best Prime Day phone deals we'll see
Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB unlocked Prism Black Android smartphone
$599.99 $900.00 Save $300

We love the Galaxy S10, and we love deals. This combines two of our true loves in one!

Scour Amazon Warehouse's deals to save an extra 20% on tech and more through Prime Day
Extra 20% off Amazon Warehouse

Amazon Warehouse sells a myriad of items in varying conditions, from refurbished to open-box, used, warehouse-damaged, and more. It's a great place to snag a deal, and now Prime members can save an extra 20% off select items at checkout.

There's never been a better deal on the Ring Video Doorbell 2 than this pre-Prime Day offer
Ring Video Doorbell 2 (Certified Refurbished)
$89.99 $169.99 Save $80

Amazon is taking $80 off the certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell 2, which lets you see and speak with visitors at your front door no matter where you are in the world.

More Prime Day Deals