News: Killer is Dead, Suda 51′s next big game, is “something new” in the story department, he says – adding that it’s both simple and complex at the same time.
We’re getting quietly excited about Killer is Dead, the newly announced game from Suda 51′s Grasshopper Manufacture. Known for their weird and wonderful ideas, they’re a studio whose games are always worth a look for their creative flair alone, let alone their frequent brilliance.
We know little about it at the moment – it appears to be a sort-of-successor to the likes of Killer 7 and No More Heroes. But in terms of its story and tone, it just might be a move away from those.
We tried to elicit a bit of information about the game from the man himself at the weekend’s PAX East, but his lips were tightly sealed.
What he did heavily imply to us is that the game will be heavily story-driven, and that the story is unlike anything he’s written before.
“Story is very, very important to me,” he said.
“I believe that the game is an experience for the gamers. In an experience you have to have a good, good story.”
Suda said he wants to “control [players'] emotions”. But he also added: “All I can say is, in terms of story, I wanted to try something new.”
“I’m thinking that the scenario [...] is very easy to understand but at the same time it’s very complicated,” he teased. “It seems like a contradiction, but this is something that I like to write.”
You’ll know more about Killer is Dead as soon as we do. It’s slated for a 2013 release.