After being teased last month, a Lollipop Chainsaw remake has officially been announced by Dragami Games.
Yoshimi Yasuda, CEO of Dragami Games and producer on the original Lollipop Chainsaw, confirmed that the project is in development with a planned launch in 2023. Platforms have yet to be revealed though we’ll likely see it appear on PlayStation systems and maybe the Nintendo Switch at the very least.
The studio hasn’t shared any footage from the Lollipop Chainsaw remake, though promises visual enhancements for the goofy zombie-slaying action game. In addition, it’s been confirmed that staff who worked on the original will return to help bring the game to a new audience. Released in 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Yasuda highlights how difficult it is to access the game on modern systems, this being part of his motivation to bring LC back from the dead.
Lollipop Chainsaw has players take on the role of cheerleader Juliet Starling, who finds herself in a zombie apocalypse on her 18th birthday. Along for the ride is her boyfriend Nick. Well, his still living decapitated head that Juliet lopped off after he was bitten by a zombie. Luckily for him, Juliet comes from a family of zombie hunters. In the game, Juliet uses a chainsaw to kill zombies which disappear in sparkles. This feature would later influence James Gunn’s stylistic choice for 2021’s Suicide Squad when Harley Quinn goes on a rampage.
In our review, Tuffcub did not come away too impressed by the game, writing, “Lollipop Chainsaw features some of the crudest language ever heard on a video game, barely a moment goes buy without an insult being flung and this is perfectly demonstrated by the first boss battle. Zed, a punk rocker who attacks by uttering curse words which then appear on screen in huge letters and rush towards Juliette. You can literally be killed by the word ‘Cocksucker’.