The European date was included in a press release announcing a Fan Edition of Killer is Dead for £54.99, which comes in special packaging with an artbook, Akira Yamaoka's soundtrack and the Smooth Operator DLC pack including an additional mission and a special pair of x-ray glasses for Killer is Dead's "gigolo missions." The Smooth Operator DLC pack will also be included in all standard launch day copies in Europe.
The story of Killer is Dead revolves around Mondo Zappa, an executioner for an assassination firm charged with killing bad people the world over. Zappa swings a sword with his right arm while his left, a full cybernetic replacement, can form various other weapons such as a drill or gun.
Limited and Fan Edition for KILLER IS DEAD™
Both Editions will be released in Europe and Oceania by Deep Silver
Deep Silver today announced a choice of two editions for the forthcoming action game KILLER IS DEAD™ which will be released on August 30th for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
The exclusive Fan Edition will be available at a price of £54.99 and will contain the following items in addition to the normal retail version of the game:
· The "Smooth Operator Pack" containing four downloadable items:
o An additional mission: Episode 51 - The Man Who Stole Blood
o Gigolo Glasses: Mondo Zappa will receive special glasses that grants X-Ray vision, allowing him to reap extra enjoyment from the beauties in Gigolo Mode
o A mysterious beauty named Betty for Gigolo Mode
o A yet unannounced item perfect for summer
· A poster showcasing the unique visuals of the game
· The full soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka on CD
· A fully coloured Art book
· The "Fan Edition" will come in exclusive packaging
At launch, Deep Silver will also make a Limited Edition available which will contain the full "Smooth Operator Pack" downloadable content at no extra cost. This version of the game will have a price of £49.99.
About "KILLER IS DEAD™"
"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 August 2013.
Title： KILLER IS DEAD™
Platform： PlayStation®3 / Xbox 360®
Publisher： Deep Silver
Developer： KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD. / GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
Price： Fan Edition : £54.99
Limited Edition : £49.99
Copyright： © GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. Developed by KADOKAWA GAMES / GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE. Licensed to and published by Deep Silver.
Official Site： www.loveandkill.com
About KADOKAWA GAMES
KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD, was 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 www.kadokawagames.co.jp/
About GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. is an interactive entertainment studio based in Chiyoda-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 www.grasshopper.co.jp, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Grasshopper_EN or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grasshopper.manufacture.
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. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Saints Row IV, Sacred 3 and Metro: Last Light. Deep Silver also owns the development studio Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
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