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Zoe Hawkins
July 3, 2013 at 11:15 am

Killer is Dead, the latest game from Suda51 has given a release date: 27 August 2013.  So it wont be too  much longer until you can start ogling at  and picking up the range of virtual women.

In fact, the launch copies will come with some bonuses aimed at driving early sales.  The launch bonuses include a soundtrack CD, an 80-page hardcover art book, and a “Smooth Operator” DLC pack with: 

  • Gigolo Glasses
  • Alternate costume for Vivienne and Mika
  • A bonus Gigolo Mission with Betty
  • An additional episode with the vampiric Sebastian

For those who aren’t aware, the premise of the game is:

KILLER IS DEAD is set in a contemporary world where bio-mechanical 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 fulfil contracts for ridding the world of its most nefarious criminals. 

There is a gigolo mode in the game that has garnered some controversy, wherein the player chats up women in bars, uses x-ray specs to look at their undies and tries to get them home for a one-night-stand.  Yup, sounds like a horrible game.  Somehow, I wonder why this gets so much flak when I distinctly remember playing the Playboy game and spending all my time trying to get Carmen Electra to sleep with random photographers so that my pictures would be better.  But, what do I know?

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • LordCaptainAwesomeness

    Oh Yeah

    • Airborne

      Good ole’ Chuck…

    • RinceWind

      Well if he says approved, who the hell am I to argue?!

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        The Only man to count to Infinity ….Twice….

  • Trevor Davies

    Suddenly “bio-mechanical augmentation” just sounds dirty :/

  • Trevor Davies

    You don’t know what’s sexist because you’re a woman Zoe, leave it to us men to tell you. Shining armour ENGAGE! We’ll save you from yourself!

    • Zoe

      LOL, nope – i’m obviously not qualified. wonder what my feminism professors would think of me now ;)

      • Andre116

        Well, you better go ask them. We can’t have a women walking around these parts with an opinion of her own that might be contradictory to what some other women are thinking. Oh, the shame.

    • Argentil

      White Knight cavalry to the rescue! So this is kinda like a romance/harem visual novel wedged into a game. Whatevs. Someone tell Suda to make a female character in similar circumstances and we’ll be cool. No White-Knighting necessary.

      • Trevor Davies

        hehe, can you imagine how much he’d make with a game like that, and all the denials about buying it.

        “That’s not mine… I….er… a friend left it here.”

        • Argentil

          Well, if the game is good outside of the romantic minigames, I don’t think it would be too bad. Playing a capable, sexually-confident woman would be refreshing. Bayonetta + sexy romance time? “Do you want to touch me?”

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    SOLD!!!

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Forever alone

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    I often wonder if the reason Suda is famous is because games are just generally whacky and different. Honestly, it pains me to say, most of his games has really bad gameplay lol

  • Happy Hamster

    So we are saved on August 27th?

    • Argentil

      What a legend.

  • DiscordianKitty

    Another game that treats women like subhumans whose role is to be creeped on BUT IT’S OK GUYZ OUR TOKEN FEMALE DOESN’T FIND IT SEXIST. She’s such a good girl.

    • Trevor Davies

      You look so shiny in your armour :)

      • Argentil

        Yeah man, where do you buy your armour polish? You look resplendent.

      • RinceWind

        Abrams flare 9000 plus man!

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        Yoh who is that gorgeous armored thing

      • RinceWind

        Sorry, bro, I can’t hear you over my flair…

    • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

      Should the game be ignored as some find it offensive?

      We also have two token females… which makes us 40% female.. so transgendered really?

      • Trevor Davies

        Would the Darryn/Brenda hybrid not make it 50/50?

        • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

          The man has a point

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          Dude, just sprayed coffee all over the screen

        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          I’m going to go cry in a corner now…

      • DiscordianKitty

        Did I say the game needs to be ignored?

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          No Sweetcheeks, I do not think Gavin meant it that way…

          • Wtf101

            How dare you call a woman Sweetcheecks you vile sexist pig!!!

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            Who said i am a man?

            So if a women takes a feminist stand , it is okay… but only if it is a woman?

          • Wtf101

            You vile same sexist pig!

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            Never said i am a women either…

          • Andre116

            You androgynous hermaphrodite lizard!

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            Bwaa haaa haaa Andre you go boy

          • Argentil

            You hermaphroditic sexist pig? There aren’t many options left.

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            Meh so what’s wrong with fueling the fire a bit…?

        • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

          So what’s the problem? Zoe saw the article and wanted to write about it… what did we miss?

          • Wtf101

            Maybe there wasn’t enough Shakespeare in the article?

            Doth Mother know you picketh up chicks?

          • RinceWind

            SILENCE harlot! 0-O Sorry, I meant HAMLET :)

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            ha ha ha

          • DiscordianKitty

            I’m commenting on Zoe’s role in general as token Our Woman Who Doesn’t Find That Game Sexist. She’s really great at it. Such a good girl. :)

          • Argentil

            She has her own opinion, why should you assume she was manipulated into filling some intangible quota to appease the man-beasts who browse these articles. That’s how your comment comes across anyway.

          • http://www.codescrawls.co.za/ OminousRain

            MAN-BEAST! AAARGH!!!!
            :)

          • Argentil

            You know it.

    • The_Stubbs

      “It’s cool I played this game where I played a girl that convinced men to sleep with her, so a game where guys creep on women and treats them like objects are cool. LOLZ”

      The entire basis of your annoyance is just one big false dichotomy. You’re assuming that because the Playboy game lets you sleep with guys for a reward, and creeping on women and using x-ray specs and basically treating them as objects are someone the same thing. I assume in the Playboy game there was no resistance or challenge and both parties were least willing, and while I’m sure the game wasn’t exactly pro-equality it was at least not “Hehe women are there to ensure that I can get my jollies.”

      Zoe, I’m sure you’re a nice person, but your writing is pretty poor. This post is 90% press release material and a really bad paragraph of your own opinion, that really doesn’t tell me anything. It’s like you write your stuff in a few minutes and then are done, are there even sub-editors or any sort of editing done on posts here? You write like you want to support a feminist argument but can’t risk the fall out from the BroDudes on the site. But what do I know I’m just a femenazi white knight?

      DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW WHAT WHITE KNIGHTING IS????

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Right, calling us all BroDudes really backs your argument……..

        DO PEOPLE EVEN KNOW WHAT BRODUDES ARE????

      • Kromas

        Take a chill pill. Oh wait drugs are evil.

      • Happy Hamster

        “White Knight” (also known as “Internet White Knight”) is a pejorative term used to describe men who defend women on the Internet with the assumption that they are looking for a romantic reward in return.

      • Happy Hamster

        here we go

        • RinceWind

          hahahaha, you know it :)

        • Happy Hamster

          i got a down vote OH NO! i need to see my Therapist as soon as possible , the pain the anguish the humility , Im ruined i tell you RUINED!!!!

          • RinceWind

            I shall give you an up, just on the off you mean it lol! I don’t want a SAD hamster!

        • Andre116

          Aaahhhh, so it is not a KKK thing?

      • Zoe

        Funny how you only comment on this article, which is mainly about a release date being set, and not the article where I actually discuss the feminist issues. Obviously, you can’t be bothered to read past the headlines. As a post-feminist, it’s exhausting to see women raising the feminist flag without being aware of the consequences in perception (making young women see feminism as the “F word”, a concept raised by Naomi Wolf). I’m not a token female, I’m a gamer with opinions. If you’re offended by the fact I have a vagina to go with those opinion, I suppose you’re the sexist.

        • RinceWind

          WELL SAID! I also find it hysterical she sits there, with KITTY (HELLO?) in her name, and an avatar that is the a-typical Japanese male gamers version of the perfect female. (talking about DiscordianKitty here of course). Get very irritated with people who attack others in a blind diz because they are to lazy to do their own research. SHOOT FROM HIP! SHOOT FROM HIP!

    • Weanerdog

      Yes don’t you people know that anti feminist behaviour in games leads to making creeps in real life, the killing and dismembering is ok because its just a game but trying to pick up woman to have sex with you is not, because people will try to do this in real life in bars and stuff.

    • Argentil

      Who are you to discredit Zoey’s integrity as a writer? If you would like to put your real name out there, and write some opinion pieces for the public to criticise, you are most welcome to do so.

  • Happy Hamster

    Namaste People Namaste

  • Eric Viljoen

    So the people have an issue with the guy going to the bar to try and pick up a girl for a one night stand haven’t ever been to a real bar? That was the most legit part of the game so far.

    • Argentil

      These people would probably faint after browsing OkCupid or Craigslist.

  • Wtf101

    Out of all this, I am actually very surprised to find a woman that played Playboy the Mansion…