Publisher Dragami Games has announced a remake of , which will arrive next year. The 2012 original was a . It’s a hack-and-slash title from the minds of producer Yoshimi Yasuda, creative director (of No more heroes fame) and director, who was a writer on the game.
Lollipop Chainsaw focuses on Juliet Starling, a cheerleader fighting zombies at a California high school. Surprisingly, Juliet wields a chainsaw that she can use in a variety of ways (including ranged attacks). She can also collect lollipops to restore her health. Juliet is accompanied on her quest by her friend’s disembodied head. This is not a serious game.
Dragami Games is headed by Yasuda. who will also produce the remake. The development team includes some other people who have worked on it before Lollipop Chainsaw† As notes, some aspects will be different in the remake. Yasuda said the new version will take advantage of the current generation of console hardware to provide “a more realistic approach to the graphics.” It will also include new music, due to licensing issues.
dragami acquired the intellectual property of Lollipop Chainsaw and other titles from the original publisher Kadokawa Games (Dragami recently split from the latter). “Unfortunately, this resulted in things that make it so that fans can’t play easily anymore Lollipop Chainsawand it has been a while since players have been unable to access the game on current consoles,” Yasuda wrote in a statement. † “We, the original development personnel on Lollipop Chainsawconsider the game very precious to us and didn’t want to leave it in the dark where players who want to play it can’t.”
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