Killer7, the cult action game from Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, is being remastered and released for PC in 2018. The remaster was revealed during MomoCon, where Suda’s studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, hosted a 20th anniversary stream.
“Dive into a dark world of underground assassins in a tale of revenge as Harman Smith, a man who manifests 7 deadly personalities into the real world, known as the killer7,” reads the official description. “Take control of this distinct murderers’ row as they hunt down the sinister Kun Lan, to stop his plan of world dominance, and end his organization of deadly suicide bombers known as ‘Heaven Smile.’
“For years, Suda51’s classic action-adventure title Killer7 has been highly desired among psychological thriller aficionados. And now, it’s finally coming back on Steam! Iconoclast writer/director Goichi Suda and legendary director Shinji Mikami bring back Killer7 for the first time in over 13 years, and fully rendered in high-definition.”
The short trailer provides a quick introduction to the various characters that protagonist Harman Smith embodies. The trailer also reveals that the remaster will be published by NIS, instead of Capcom, which originally published the game back in 2005. However, since Capcom retains the rights to Killer7 it is still involved. Check out the trailer above.
In GameSpot’s Killer7 review Greg Kasavin said “you’ll either love Killer7 or hate” the game. “The way in which this game might stick with you could easily outweigh whatever replay value these extras provide,” he continued. “Especially for a game that’s filled with lots of mindless shooting, Killer7 makes you think. And it makes you wonder why most games don’t even bother to try. And maybe that’s the whole point.”