March 1, 2021

Turns Out Engine Software Isn’t Bringing Killer7 To The Nintendo Switch


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Update (Sun 16th Aug, 2020 07:30 BST): Engine Software’s owner & VP of development, Ruud van de Moosdijk, has reached out to Nintendo Life, and unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Killer7 will be coming to the Switch anytime soon. The project he’s working on is not Killer7 for the Nintendo Switch and the banner on his LinkedIn page should have been changed. Sorry folks!

Without saying anything about unannounced projects, the unannounced project I am working on with a prolific Japanese developer, is not Killer7 for Switch sorry

The banner on linkedin should have been changed, as in the end we only did a PC version of Killer7.


Original story (Sat 15th Aug, 2020 05:05 BST): Earlier this year, legendary game designer Suda51 said he would love to bring some of Grasshopper Manufacture’s older titles to Nintendo’s latest system but it wasn’t his decision to make. One mentioned was the cult hit action-adventure, Killer7. It made its debut on the GameCube and PS2 in 2005 but a re-release on Switch is “pretty much” out of his control, last we heard.

Now, YouTuber Doctre81 – perhaps best known for uncovering evidence of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, well before it was even announced for Nintendo’s hybrid platform – has found a LinkedIn page of an Engine Software employee making reference to a “Killer7 Remaster” for the Switch. Take a look below:

As noted by Doctre81, Engine Software teamed up with Suda51 in 2018 and released Killer7 on the PC. The profile description also mentions how the employee is a producer on an “unannounced title” in collaboration with a “prolific Japanese game designer”, which is believed to be – you guessed it – Suda51.

One other Suda51 classic that might be making a return is the original No More Heroes after a rating for it was discovered on the classification board in Taiwan earlier this month. Would you like to see Killer7 make a comeback? Tell us below.


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