Grasshopper Manufacture has at last revealed some details about Killer Is Dead, the latest ultraviolent endeavor cooked up in the brain of Goichi "Suda51" Suda, in the latest issue of Famitsu (via Siliconera). The game was first announced back in April 2012, but the latest info dump amounts to the first substantial look at the game beyond its title and top-level goals.
Killer Is Dead follows Mondo Zappa, a full-time assassin who brings down miscreants around the globe under the direction of a secretive agency. Zappa wields a katana with his right hand and an assortment of firearms with his robotic, transforming left hand. That gun arm powers up over the course of the game, and Zappa is able to use it to absorb enemy blood, which powers up an Adrenaline Burst super-slash attack.
The article offers a bit more info up about Zappa's supporting cast, but says little more about the gameplay. Killer Is Dead is currently confirmed for release this summer on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 under Kadokawa Games' publishing banner in Japan. No word on plans for a U.S. release, but Suda51 games do tend to make their way here eventually.