Lollipop Chainsaw: announced the remake of the crazy cult

Lollipop Chainsaw: announced the remake of the crazy cult

Lollipop Chainsaw

More and more often we find ourselves commenting on announcements related to remakes of great videogame classics, but now the development teams and the publishers in the sector are also starting to put their hands on a series of titles that are not exactly popular or well known by the general public. This is exactly the case of Lollipop Chainsaw Remake, the newly announced return with great fanfare of one of the craziest, caciaroni and demented titles that have ever appeared in the gaming market.

Lollipop Chainsaw is a very special action title released in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, in which cheerleader Juliet Starling finds herself having to survive in a world haunted by the undead. The game, developed by the well-known Suda51 and his Grasshopper Manufacture team, soon became a cult for that videogame generation, and among the many curiosities it presents a script written by the well-known film director James Gunn.

The presence of Goichi Suda within this great return of Lollipop Chainsaw is not mentioned, but Yasuda himself was keen to declare the following: “We, the original development staff of Lollipop Chainsaw, think about the I play as something very valuable and we didn't want to leave it in a limbo where players can't play it. Therefore, we bought the intellectual property from Kadokawa Games and decided to develop a remake of it. ”

Cult classic Lollipop Chainsaw is getting a remake, minus its full soundtrack

Lollipop Chainsaw is getting a remake and it’s set to release sometime in 2023.

Producer Yoshimi Yasuda posted a lengthy statement on Twitter about Lollipop Chainsaw‘s development and history, noting that a remake is in development. “We have already contacted Warner Bros. about development, and are being supported by them in this endeavor,” Yasuda explains.

He also says that there are going to be changes to the remake from the original, including to the soundtrack. The original game’s soundtrack had 15 licensed songs but unfortunately, it would be hard to include them in the remake. While some licensed music will remain, the remake’s soundtrack will have lots of new music. The new consoles will also provide the remake with better graphics, so the development team wants to employ a more realistic art style.

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One of the reasons why Yasuda wants to do a remake is because the original game isn’t accessible to newer players. Yasuda says, “Unfortunately, various factors resulted in things making it so that fans can no longer play Lollipop Chainsaw, and it has been some time since players have not been able to access the game on current consoles.”

The original Lollipop Chainsaw launched in June 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game never released on the PC platform and was not ported to other consoles like the PS4 or Xbox One. It’s not even backward-compatible on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S and isn’t included in the new PlayStation Plus list of streamable PS3 games.

Yasuda was previously the CEO of Kadokawa Games, which published the original Lollipop Chainsaw, but he left in May to start Dragami Games. His new studio then ended up buying the Lollipop Chainsaw IP from Kadokawa Games shortly after and Yasuda himself teased that the game was going to make some sort of return.

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