Game news Lollipop Chainsaw: A cheerleader, zombies and a chainsaw… The iconic title will be entitled to a remake
A few days ago, a former member of Suda51 revealed that one of the studio’s flagship franchises would be making a comeback. Today, there is no longer any suspense since we learn that Lollipop Chainsaw will have the right to its own remake.
Veterans at the controls
Here’s some amazing news: the provocative Lollipop Chainsaw, which offers players the chance to embody cheerleader Juliet Starling to knock out zombies with a lot of chainsaw blows in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will be making a comeback. Indeed, Yoshimi Yasuda, the producer of the initial game, has just confirmed the news: Lollipop Chainsaw will have the right to its own remake, starting next year.
But this time, we don’t find Suda51, the iconic developer behind great classics such as No More Heroes, Killer7 or killer is dead, in charge, but a whole new team, namely Dragami Games. To reassure players, Yoshimi Yasuda says that this studio is made up of “a mix of developers from the original version and developers coming directly from Dragami Games”.
Towards a more realistic tone
The question we can ask ourselves now is “why make a remake of Lollipop Chainsaw?”, given that the action game is no longer really in tune with the times. For Yoshimi Yasuda, the reason is simple. He is attached to this game, and he simply wants to make it accessible to as many people as possible, especially since the 2012 version does not work on current consoles.
Unfortunately, various factors have caused fans to no longer be able to play Lollipop Chainsaw easily, and it has been some time since gamers have been able to access the game on current consoles. We, the original Lollipop Chainsaw development team, think the game is very important to us, and we didn’t want to leave it in limbo where players who want to play it can’t. That’s why we bought the intellectual property of Lollipop Chainsaw from Kadokawa Games, and decided to develop a remake. We have already contacted Warner Bros. about development, and they support us in this project. Yoshimi Yasuda, director of Lollipop Chainsaw Remake
This new version will offer a whole new artistic direction also indicates Yoshimi Yasuda. The cartoonish and watered down side of the basic game will indeed give way to a realistic tone so that the license can take full advantage of the power of the new machines. However, it will be necessary to ignore many licensed music delivered with the original game, starting with those recorded by Children of Bodom or even Skrillex.
Apart from a few licensed tracks, the soundtrack will consist of new music. Yoshimi Yasuda
Lollipop Chainsaw Remake will be released in 2023. Unfortunately, no gaming platform has been mentioned yet.