Goichi Suda, better known to most gamers as the developer Suda51, has always been known for unique, stylistic titles like No More Heroes and Killer 7. The latter title, however, is one that Suda51 feels doesn’t quite hold up as well as the rest of his works. In an interview with Hard Core Gamer, Suda discussed his upcoming remake of The Silver Case, and how he would one day like to give Killer 7 a similar treatment.
Are there any other old works that you have done that you are hoping to revisit, to give this type of remastering treatment?
I feel that Killer 7 is the hardest of my games to play. I want to and feel that I need to do something about that. A remake, or remaster or something like that… (Sly grin.)
So, nothing to confirm, but something that you are really hoping for?
Unfortunately, it’s up to Capcom to allow something like this. As far as I am concerned, I would like to do something like this, but I cannot say for certain that it will actually be done…
I think Capcom would like the money…
(Laughs) It would be really awesome if I was able to do something with Killer 7 again. I would be really happy if everyone showed their support. Capcom was really supportive of the title and I would imagine that they would be open to the idea if interest was shown. Again, no concrete plans yet, but it is a possibility.
The GameCube title’s mechanics were certainly controversial at the time of its release. While many critics praised Killer 7‘s unique story and style, the gameplay itself was not as well received. As a result, sales of the game were modest, particularly in comparison with the No More Heroes games.
Time will tell if Capcom finds a remake/remaster worth the investment, but it certainly doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility. After all, Capcom has stated a desire to focus on remaking and rereleasing some of their more popular titles, and Killer 7 did develop a passionate fanbase. Hopefully a new generation of fans will get their first chance to experience the game in the not-too-distant future.
Source: Hard Core Gamer