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Lollipop Chainsaw Breaks Records for Grasshopper; Killer is Dead Trailer Debuts


Two big bits of Grasshopper Manufacture news from the Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Appreciation Festival event, which was held Saturday at the Kadokawa Games office.

Speaking at the event, Kadokawa Games CEO Yoshimi Yasuda said that total worldwide shipments for Lollipop Chainsaw have crossed the 700,000 mark. Grasshopper CEO Suda 51 said that this is the highest shipment figure ever for his company.

To commemorate the shipment figure, Suda 51 shared a first promotional video for Killer is Dead, Grasshopper's mysterious new project. Yasuda himself had actually edited the trailer just for the event, something which surprised Suda.

Famitsu.com and Impress Watch report that the trailer showed a man with a cyborg left arm and a katana in his right hand engaged in combat. While the game appeared to have cell shading akin to No More Heroes, the stylish, colorful effects during combat gave the impression of something that attempted a new style following Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop.

Suda prefaced his comments about Killer is Dead by saying that he couldn't really say too much at present. He did say that as Lollipop Chainsaw featured a new female character as its main character, for Killer is Dead he wanted to make a "new hero" as well. Among the new heroes in Killer is Dead, we can expect lots of hot girls, he assured. He's hoping to tell a new assassin's story which carries over the traditions of Killer 7 and No More Heroes.

Killer is Dead is due for PS3 and Xbox 360 release in 2013.

From the Grasshopper Twitter.

Visit Famitsu.com and Impress Watch for pics from the event.

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