Killer is Dead gets a deadly new trailer, screenshots

XSEED Games today sent over a killer new trailer and a set of screens for their upcoming, Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games-developed title, Killer is Dead.

As you might expect from the combination of developers and the theme, Killer is Dead is pretty… unique.

Check out the trailer and new info below.

Killer is Dead trailer #2:
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Killer is Dead screens:

XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, is pleased to announce the release of an all-new English voiceover trailer for KILLER IS DEAD, the upcoming action title from renowned game creator Goichi Suda (aka SUDA51) and his GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE studio. Developed jointly by KADOKAWA GAMES and GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, KILLER IS DEAD is an artistically-striking action game that is set in a contemporary world where biomechanical augmentations are increasingly common.

The motivations of the game?s protagonist, Mondo Zappa, as well as his employer, a mysterious information trafficker known as Bryan, are explored in this all-new trailer, which opens with a toast to the executioners. The Earth is revealed to be in peril, and Mondo hints at the enigmatic ?darkness? with which he is in constant struggle to control in his life as an executioner ? a power he must utilize yet at the same time not allow to consume him.

Killer is Dead is scheduled for an August 2013 release.