Suda51 loves assassins, hitlists, over the top and ridiculous action, and absurdity in general. Just look at Lollipop Chainsaw, which Suda and his studio Grasshopper Manufacture are developing for release in June. Perhaps it's time for Suda to change things up for his next game.
Killer is Dead is Suda51's newest project, tentatively scheduled for 2013. Don't let the "Killer" part fool you, because it's not a Killer 7 sequel. Based on what little details are available now, we know swordplay akin to that in No More Heroes will be a part of the gameplay; hopefully you won't have to recharge your light saber. Players will be stepping into the role of "Executioner", a special agent hunting down S-rank criminals.
When talking about Killer is Dead, Suda said keywords for the game are "Moon and Earth," and the enemies will have something to do with the Moon. Additional keywords or themes include "Billiant Game" and "Love." The latter is particularly important to the story of Killer is Dead, and Suda poses the question "How far can you protect someone."
Additionally, some concept art like the header image portrays the game as a Blade Runner-esque grungy future. Suda maintains that Killer is Dead will not be a sci-fi title though, merely an extension of modern times.
As with most Suda 51/Grasshopper games, don't be surprised if these details hardly brush the surface of what Killer is Dead truly entails. Consider how Suda is also involved in games like baseball's Diabolical Pitch, and as a voice actor in an Internet radio drama titled Sdatcher, setting expectations for the man is wildly speculative. Suda51 does great work though, we'll give him that much, and Killer is Dead will certainly be worth paying attention to.
The game is being developed for PS3 and Xbox 360, with no mention of the Wii U or next gen consoles.