Grasshopper Manufacture has announced that it's reviving Capcom's cult classic Killer7, via a new "collab" event in the free-to-play PS4 hack-and-slasher Let It Die.

The crossover, which is due to launch some time this spring, is happening in honour of Grasshopper Manufacture's 20th anniversary. The Let It Die studio is, of course, headed by idiosyncratic designer Suda51, who served as director on the GameCube and PS2 game Killer7. Which, as a reminder, looked something like this in classic 2005 fuzzy-o-vision:

There's no word yet on what, exactly, this new collaboration event might entail, but previous Let It Die crossovers - such as those with World of Tanks and Gravity Rush 2 - have introduced the likes of themed decals and outfits.

Whatever we end up with though, there's a pretty reasonable chance that it'll bring cameos from at least some of seven titular assassins from Capcom's bewildering, unclassifiable cult classic - and possibly their handler Harman Smith too.

Killer7, for those that haven't yet had the pleasure, is an extraordinarily unique (and incredibly divisive) experience, even all these years later. In fact, it was unique (and divisive) enough back at launch to warrant two Eurogamer reviews - as well as a more effusive revisitation from Chris Schilling, an appropriate seven years on.

And if you're listening Capcom, why yes, I'd love some kind of spruced-up Killer7 re-release so that I can be baffled, repulsed, and enthralled all over again, only now in high-definition.

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