Lollipop Chainsaw Return Teased by Former Publisher

| June 16, 2022
Lollipop Chainsaw Return Teased by Former Publisher

Lollipop Chainsaw is coming back soon and in a big way! Its CEO, Yoshimi Yasuda, announced that it would be produced by Dragami Games on his Twitter page.

In his Twitter post, Yasuda says “Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.” but with no followup it is unclear what this announcement could mean. With so many games getting remastered and remade for the current generation of consoles, that is a possibility, but with a franchise as bonkers as Lollipop Chainsaw, anything is possible.

Yasuda, who recently started Dragami Games, was the former CEO of Kadokawa Games. Kadokawa Games was the publisher of Lollipop Chainsaw, with Grasshopper Manufacture serving as the developer. With the industry changing vastly since the 2012 release, it is unclear who owns all the rights for the IP and who would still be involved in either a re-release or a followup title.

Co-writer James Gunn helped Lollipop Chainsaw celebrate its 10-year anniversary earlier this week. While he had no news about any sequel or remastering of the title, the timing did align well to bring back this game that had such an impact at the time.

The game stars Juliet Starling (voiced by Tara Strong) as she battles off a zombie infestation. Joining in on the adventure is the disembodied head of her boyfriend Nick, who now stays on her belt and acts as your companion on her bananas journey of zombie murder. CGM reviewer Tim Ashdown summed up his 9 out of 10 review by saying: “Despite the unique level design and decently deep combat I did have a few issues with Lollipop Chainsaw, the most frustrating of which was the camera.”

Directed by Suda 51, Lollipop Chainsaw was released back in June 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While little is known about what is planned for the IP, hopefully it means the game is coming back so modern gamers can dive into this bonkers zombie slayer that never takes itself too seriously.

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