Nippon Ichi Software was recently thrilled to add a patch to their popular action-adventure title killer7 that allows players to activate English subtitles. This was unavailable on the original console release, but has been repeatedly requested by fans, so Nippon Ichi Software has decided to answer these requests with the new patch. Once updated, players can enable the subtitles through the “Configure” menu upon beginning the game from the library, or simply by pressing F11 while playing.
For those who are not aware of what killer7 is, it was a title developed by Grasshopper Manufacture back in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube. This original release was published by Capcom, but the game garnished a bit of a cult appeal, which led to its recent remaster on PC, which has been published by Nippon Ichi Software.
The game takes place in the early 21st century in an alternate version of Earth. A treaty has successfully ended all international conflict, with the world powers destroying all of their nuclear weapons by firing them off into the upper atmosphere and utilizing other missiles to intercept them. This event has come to symbolize world peace to the general populace, and has earned the name, “Fireworks”.
Of course, even with this treaty signed, there are still dire threats. To combat these threats, which include terrorism, cyberterrorism, and pandemic disease, the International Ethics Committee (IEC) has been formed and shut down all air travel and public use of the internet. Without air travel, intercontinental expressways have been built to allow citizens to travel.
In killer7, a new terrorist group has appeared and is targeting the United Nations and IEC. This group, known as “Heaven Smile”, is composed of humans who have been infected with a virus that evokes the desire to kill. The factory-produced “Smiles” are given a “Bomb-organ”, allowing them to explode at will, which also happens to be their principal means of attacking.
You, on the other hand, take on the role of a group of assassins known as the “killer7” and take on the members of “Heaven Smile”.