Grasshopper Manufacture has released three dozen screens showing the completely bonkers art style of its upcoming action game Killer Is Dead.

Set in a not-so-distant future similar to (but not the same as) the world we know now, Killer Is Dead puts the player in control of an executioner named Mondo Zappa who wields a Japanese sword in his right hand and brandishes interchangeable weapons in his left artificial arm.

His ultimate goal is to execute various heinous criminals scattered around the world and beyond.

Killer Is Dead is being jointly developed by Kadokawa Games and Grasshopper Manufacture, and will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this August.