After a tease last month, we have confirmation: Lollipop Chainsaw will receive a complete remake in 2023.
Announced by Dragami Games – led by the game’s original producer, Yoshimi Yasuda – the game will reach worldwide next year, although no official title or platforms have been announced. It will be developed by “a group of development staff from the original release, including Yasuda as producer, and new development staff from Dragami Games.”
The game will aim to recreate the original, but Yasuda explained that the new version will have some major differences. Due to the power of new generation hardware, the new game will feature a “more realistic approach to graphics”. Less welcoming to fans will be the news that music licensing issues mean that, unlike the game’s first 16 licensed tracks, “aside from a few licensed tracks, the soundtrack will consist of new music.”
Yasuda quipped that the game would make some kind of comeback last month to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The blockbuster action game was released in 2012 and saw game director Suda51, film director James Gunn and Yasuda collaborate to bring the story of Juliet Starling – a high school cheerleader caught in the middle of a zombie outbreak.
Writing about the creation of the original game and its new comeback, Yasuda explained: “Unfortunately, various factors have caused fans to not be able to easily play Lollipop Chainsaw, and it has been a while since players have not had access to a game on current consoles.
“We, the original development team at Lollipop Chainsaw, believe that the game is very precious to us, and we did not want to leave it in limbo, as players who want to play it cannot. As such, we purchased the Lollipop Chainsaw intellectual property from Kadokawa Games, and decided to develop New version. We have already contacted Warner Bros. about development, and they are supported in this endeavor.”
The game gained a lot of likes but in our 5/10 review, IGN said: “Lollipop Chainsaw doesn’t even try to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of it is Do Experience new in the world of her characters and end up writing in the end far from an incredible action game on paper.”
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