If you don’t know Suda 51, all you have to know is that he directs violent video games. Why the 51? No, he’s not a J-Pop or K-pop star. His Japanese name literally translates to 51, or something like that. Again, the important thing is that he develops violent games and some really good games.
His new game is violent, but not jaw-dropping, at least based on the new trailer. Let It Die is also free-to-play. The premise looks like a modern-day, underground gladiatorial battle game. The characters wear ad-hoc armor (e.g. goggles) and weapons (a baseball bat with nails on it is a mace). Everyone looks twisted, but more in a Mad-Max silly way, than the completely insane twisted you’d like to see in a game like this.
And then there’s a gun.
And then there’s a gun with a laser sight.
The make-shift gladiator weapons and armor are cool. Keep guns out of it.
It’s PS4 exclusive. It comes out in 2015. It’s not clear how they will monetize – perhaps buying in-game firearms….