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Lollipop Chainsaw Remake announced for 2023

After a teaser last month, we have confirmation: Lollipop Chainsaw will receive a full remake in 2023.

Announced by publisher Dragami Games – which is helmed by the original game’s producer, Yoshimi Yasuda – the game will arrive worldwide next year, although an official title or platforms have yet to be announced. It will be developed by “a combination of development teams from the original release, including Yasuda as producer, and new development teams from Dragami Games.”

The game will aim to recreate the original, but Yasuda explained that the remake will feature a few key differences. Due to the power of next-gen hardware, the new game will feature “a more realistic approach to graphics.” Less welcome for fans will be the news that music licensing issues mean that, unlike the first game’s 16 licensed tracks, in the remake, “apart from a few licensed tracks, the soundtrack will consist of new music”.

Juliet Starling in action in Lollipop Chainsaw.  (Picture: Dragami Games)

Juliet Starling in action in Lollipop Chainsaw. (Picture: Dragami Games)

Yasuda teased that the game would make some sort of comeback last month, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The cult action game was released in 2012 and saw the game’s Suda51 director, director James Gunn and Yasuda collaborate to present the story of Juliet Starling – a high school cheerleader caught in the middle of an outbreak of zombies.

Writing about the creation of the original game and its new comeback, Yasuda explained, “Unfortunately, various factors have caused fans to no longer be able to play Lollipop Chainsaw easily, and players have not been able to play Lollipop Chainsaw for some time. were unable to access the game on current consoles.

“We, the original Lollipop Chainsaw development team, feel the game is very valuable to us, and we didn’t want to leave it in limbo where players who want to play it can’t. As such, we bought the intellectual property of Lollipop Chainsaw from Kadokawa Games, and decided to develop a remake. We have already contacted Warner Bros. about the development, and we are supported by them in this endeavor.

The game has become cult, but in our 5/10 review, IGN said, “Lollipop Chainsaw doesn’t even try to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of what it Is try new things in the realm of its characters and the writing ends up pulling off an incredible action game on paper.”

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