E3 2013 Extended Look: Suda51 goes in a darker yet still familiar direction with

Posted by aosot on June 20th, 2013

At this year's E3 GameZone had the chance to sit in with XSEED and get some in-depth Archeage Gold details regarding Killer Is Dead from Product Manager Jimmy Soga. Aside from getting a closer look at one of the game's bosses, we were also told about a few of the story beats in Killer Is Dead, protagonist Mondo Zappa, and some nuanced gameplay mechanics. All in all, it was an interesting briefing that only served to get us even more stoked for the upcoming endeavor from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture.

For our hands-on impressions of Killer Is Dead, check out our preview from the E3 show floor.

Unlike Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw, which took place around a singular area, the several episodes in Killer Is Dead occur all over the world. As an executioner for the Bryan Execution Agency, Mondo takes up jobs from the government and is tasked with eliminating the criminal underworld's biggest masterminds. The assassination missions in the game play out like a TV drama, with a total of 13 episodes. Each episode is self-contained and features a definite beginning and definite ending. That said, there is an overlaying theme present throughout the entire story.

Unlike many of Suda51's previous characters, Mondo isn't fighting for love or passion. Simply put, this guy is a businessman — a hard worker who's hired to do jobs, and his payout for each assassination is the working man's payout: cash and satisfaction. He wears a cool suit, he's a professional, and he does his job almost disturbingly well. We were told that there will be certain parts in Killer Is Dead where the player may actually feel bad for Mondo's targets due to just how ruthless he is. That's not to say that he's something of an antihero, but he was described as a “dark hero. ”
source: gamezone

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