Suda 51's Killer is Dead hits PC in May

Includes harder Nightmare mode.

Suda 51's cel-shaded action game Killer is Dead launches on PC on 9th May, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition will be sold in shops as a physical product and as a download for 19.99. It includes a new difficulty mode called Nightmare. Here, enemies can only be defeated using three attacks: Adrenaline Burst, Dodge Burst and Headshots. You can't use the Final Judgement QTE finisher either.

Elsewhere, the Smooth Operator Pack for console is included and unlocked after Episode 3. Via the Theater Mode you can rewatch cutscenes and get background information on characters after your first playthrough.

Killer is Dead follows the exploits of government-sanctioned assassin Mondo Zappa, a playboy spy with a bionic arm. Oli reviewed the Xbox 360 version last year and he wasn't particularly impressed.

"At various points, Killer is Dead shoots for the visual surrealism of El Shaddai, the hyperbolic intensity of Asura's Wrath, the oddball melodrama of Deadly Premonition, the extravagant showmanship of Bayonetta," he said. "It misses by a wide margin every time. Those games are punk, but Killer is Dead is just posturing. It's just product."

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