Lollipop Chainsaw‘s producer and former Kadokawa Games CEO, Yoshimi Yasuda went to Twitter to address game changes and reassure fans.
Following last week’s announcement of the Lollipop Chainsaw remake slated for 2023, Yasuda spoke on the game’s changes and denied the speculation that those changes will affect the game’s story. Good news! They aren’t changing that aspect of the game.
The previously teased remake is the first project under the recently formed Dragami Games which Yasuda formed back in May and not too much later acquired the Lollipop Chainsaw IP to bring back the cult action game to current-day players. The best case scenario would have been to remaster the game but due to licensing issues, other than a few tracks, the game can’t use the full force of the original game’s killer soundtrack. The goal of the project is to make Lollipop Chainsaw more accessible to fans of the original while hopefully creating new fans by creating an almost one-to-one remake that is as similar to a remaster.
“The primary goal of the Lollipop Chainsaw remake project is to make it so that players who wish to play Lollipop Chainsaw can do so easily, not to make a new Lollipop Chainsaw game. Of course, the ideal thing to do would be to make a remastered version of the original game, changing nothing. However, we were, unfortunately, unable to include 16 of the licensed songs, which were a great part of the original game’s feel, and so we are instead aiming for a remake that is as close as possible to a remaster,” Yasuda said in a Twitter statement.
Not having access to the original soundtrack is sad, but that might have been a great excuse to remake the game from the ground up with “a more realistic approach to graphics” with the new console hardware. On that note, Yasuda adds that they “do not intend to change the aesthetics of the game” or Juliet’s overall design and that any claims that they plan to change the design are “baseless.”
As for the original game’s sexual content which may be censored in today’s age, Yasuda says they have no intentions to censor the game. The hope on that aspect of the game is “to negotiate with the platform holders to make it so that the game can be as close to the original version as possible.”