“It has been some time since players have not been able to access the game on current consoles. We, the original development staff on Lollipop Chainsaw, think of the game as very precious to us, and did not want to leave it in limbo, where players who want to play it cannot,” said Yoshimi Yasuda. “As such, we purchased the Lollipop Chainsaw intellectual property from Kadokawa Games and decided to develop a remake. We have already contacted Warner Bros. about development and are being supported by them in this endeavour.”
Much of the original team will be rejoining to work on the remake. It is also said that the game will shift to a more realistic graphical style, moving away from the graphics of the original game due to the advancement of console hardware.
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The former CEO of Kadokawa Games took to Twitter last night to reveal that Lollipop Chainsaw is coming back.
“Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.” Yoshimi Yasuda, former CEO of developer Kadokawa Games says. Yasuda was CEO until May 2022, when he then departed to start Dragami Games shortly after.
That’s all we know so far as there has been no more news regarding the apparent revival of the franchise. A lot of speculation is brewing about whether this is a new game, a reboot, a remake, a remaster, or something else entirely. The game originally launched on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012 and has been dormant ever since and no PC port was ever made.
Players controlled Juliet Starling who on her 18th birthday discovers her hometown overrun with zombies and her boyfriend dead. Soon it is discovered that Starling and her family line are zombie hunters with her boyfriend’s head being reanimated with a magic ritual to save him.
The game was a collaboration between Suda51 and James Gunn who went on to direct some of the biggest Marvel and DC movies.