Lollipop Chainsaw remake introduced in 2023

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

Announced by publisher Dragami Games – led by the original game’s producer, Yoshimi Yasuda – the game will launch worldwide next year, although an official title or platform has yet to be announced. Father. It will be developed by “a combination of development staff from the original version, including Yasuda as producer and new development staff from Dragami Games.”

The game will aim to recreate the original, but Yasuda explained that the remake will have a few key differences. Due to the power of next-generation hardware, the new game will have a “more realistic graphical approach.” Less welcome for fans as news of the music licensing issues means that, as opposed to the first game’s 16 licensed tracks, in the remake, “in addition to some licensed music, background music will include new music.”

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

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

Yasuda teased that the game would return last month, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The hit action game was released in 2012, and game director Suda51, film director James Gunn and Yasuda teamed up to present the story of Juliet Starling – a high school cheerleader caught in the middle a zombie outbreak.

Writing about the making of the original game and its new return, Yasuda explained: “Unfortunately, various factors have resulted in making it no longer easy for fans to play Lollipop Chainsaw, and have some time since the player cannot access the game on the current console.

“We, the early developers of Lollipop Chainsaw, thought the game was precious to us and didn’t want to leave it in limbo where players who wanted to play it couldn’t. So, we purchased the intellectual property of Lollipop Chainsaw from Kadokawa Games, and decided to develop a remake. We have been in contact with Warner Bros. regarding development and are receiving their support in this effort.”

The game has received a lot of followers but in our 5/10 review, IGN said: “Lollipop Chainsaw doesn’t even try to distinguish itself from the genre, and most of what it is. do Its a new take on its characters and eventually writing will disappear from an incredible action game on paper. “

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