Killer7 arrives on Steam this autumn


The cult hit Killer7, an assassination adventure from Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami, is coming to Steam this autumn. Suda’s Grasshopper Manufacture is doing the remaster, which was announced during a panel at Momocon in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend.

Killer7 puts you in control of a group of assassins, the titular killer7, in a strange and colourful game that mixes rail shooting and traditional adventure elements. As his first game released outside of Japan, Killer7 brought “Suda51” to the attention of Western gamers. It’s a strange game, with a distinctive, simple art style and a compelling but convoluted story.

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The remaster isn’t a rebuild of the game but a “graphical refresh,” and Grasshopper Manufacture says it will support mouse and keyboard on the PC. That’s good news, because the original game, released for the GameCube and PlayStation 2 in 2003, had a control scheme that many players felt was awkward and difficult to use.

Check out the trailer for the Steam edition of Killer7:

Grasshopper Manufacture toldGame Informerthat Killer7’s cel-shaded art style has made the game scale well to modern resolutions. You can check out the Steam page now for more information.