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Killer is Dead PC release reportedly delayed

Nightmare Edition now expected to launch on May 23

Deep Silver has seemingly delayed the release of the PC version of Killer is Dead by two weeks.

While Killer Is Dead Nightmare Edition was originally scheduled to launch on May 9, it will now be released on May 23, according to product listings on Steam and Amazon, although we're still awaiting official confirmation from the title's European publisher. The title is published by Kadokawa Games in Japan and Xseed Games in North America.

Announced in February, the PC version of Killer Is Dead will be available at retail or as a digital download for £19.99 / €19.99 / $19.99. It will feature exclusive content including a new difficulty mode called Nightmare, in which enemies can only be defeated using the Adrenaline Burst, Dodge Burst and Headshot attacks. Players will also not be able to use the Final Judgement finisher (QTE mode) to defeat enemies.

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Killer is Dead originally released on Xbox 360 and PC in August 2013. In CVG's Killer Is Dead review, we said the game "feels weirdly old-fashioned, like one of those PS2-era fixed camera Japanese action games.

"The surreal art design and otherworldly atmosphere give the impression that it's smarter than it really is, but break it down and you find a fairly basic action game. It's eight hours of similar-feeling combat encounters, interrupted too frequently by long, slow, dialogue-heavy cut-scenes."