While speaking to Famitsu, Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goici Suda—Suda51—revealed concept art for his next project.
One of the screenshots (seen above and below) features what looks to be Shinobu from No More Heroes, a character Suda has reportedly expressed interest in giving her own game.
It could also simply be an homage, a character that pays tribute to Shinobu. Who knows—it’s much too early to tell, especially since Killer is Dead has yet to be released in or out of Japan.
Killer is Dead is expected to launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year.
Here’s the three pieces of concept art Suda showed to Famitsu: