Gigolo missions are going to be sidequests in the upcoming Grasshopper game Killer Is Dead: these missions kinda seem almost out of place in a game where the main character is traveling all over the world to take care of some of the world’s most dangerous killers.
Siliconera has talked with Suda51, the game’s director, and has learned that these missions were originally going to be included in another Suda51 game, Shadows Of The Damned:
“Originally, these were part of the concept for Shadows of the Damned. “It was an interesting idea and I wanted to have it in one of my games and we were able to put it in Killer is Dead.”
Siliconera has also been able to try out one of these missions. There are going to be two meter on the screen with one measuring guts and the other the girl’s mood. Getting the guts as high as possible will allow you to succeed and there are going to be a few ways to raise the meter: by taking a sneak peek, using the special glasses and a few other ways. Once the guts meter is at the maximum, Mondo Zappa will be able to give the girl a present. Players will also have to prevent the mood gauge from falling to low: if the girl will become upset. the mission will fail.
Killer is Dead is going to be a really interesting game: Mondo Zappa will have to travel all over the world to take down the most dangerous criminal and killers. Suda 51 has stated many times that the game will be a mix of all his previous projects: the fact that Mondo Zappa is going after some crazy killers will probably make gamers think about No More Heroes. Just like in that game, the boss battles in Killer Is Dead are going to be unique and bloody affairs: Mondo Zappa will have to use his full arsenal to be able to dispose of these dangerous foes.
Killer Is Dead is going to be released on August 1 in Japan on Ps3 and Xbox 360. The game will also be released in North America thanks to Xseed and in Europe thanks to Deep Silver. The Western releases have yet to be dated and are now scheduled for a generic Summer release: with the game hitting Japan early in August, we can expect Killer Is Dead in North America and Europe not too long after this date.