Lollipop Chainsaw Remake announced for 2023

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

Announced by publisher Dragami Games – led by original game producer Yoshimi Yasuda – the game will hit the world next year, though a formal title or platforms have not yet been announced. 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 feature a few important differences. Because of the power of the new generation of hardware, the new game will have “a more realistic approach to graphics.” Less welcome for fans will be the news that music license 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.  (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 10-year anniversary. The cult action game was released in 2012, and saw game director Suda51, film 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.

Yasuda wrote about the creation of the original game and its new return: “Unfortunately, various factors resulted in things doing so that fans can no longer easily play Lollipop Chainsaw, and it’s been a while since players have been unable to to access the on current consoles.

“We, the original development staff at Lollipop Chainsaw, think of the game as very valuable to us and did not want to leave it in limbo, where players who want to play it can not. As such, we bought Lollipop Chainsaw’s 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 endeavor. “

The game picked up a cult following, but in our 5/10 review, IGN said, “Lollipop Chainsaw is not even trying to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of it do try new in its characters, and writing will eventually end up removing an incredible action game on paper. “

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