XSEED bringing Killer is Dead, four others to North America

XSEED is quickly becoming a favorite of Japanese game fans, having already released several games that might not have otherwise made the trip overseas. Today the company announced five more games coming stateside, including Killer is Dead from Grasshopper Manufacture.

Killer is Dead is a stylish action game, as you might expect from Suda 51, starring an executioner named Mondo Zappa. It will come to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this summer. XSEED is only handling publishing duties for North America, as Deep Silver will be taking it on for Europe.

XSEED's other plans for this year include a variety of handheld RPGs, and a Steam collection. It will bring Rune Factory 4 to 3DS this summer, along with Valhalla Knights 3 and Ys: Memories of Celceta to Vita in the fall. In case you need to catch up on your Ys series, XSEED has that covered too; it will be bringing the enhanced remakes Ys I & II Chronicles+ to Steam in February.

"XSEED is ringing in the New Year by sharing a glimpse of our upcoming lineup of great titles for 2013, including the exciting partnership for Killer is Dead, the newest creation from Kadokawa Games and Suda 51, which I personally selected to bring to the US market,” said XSEED CEO Shinichi Suzuki, in the announcement. "In the coming year, we will release an array of solid action and role-playing games that are sure to delight fans through a combination of high quality gameplay and well-crafted localization."