A reboot of the popular zombie hack-and-slash game from 2012 will feature new graphics but a drastically different soundtrack.
A remake of Lollipop Chainsaw will be released ten years after its first release in 2012. A cheerleader named Juliet played the hack-and-slash cult game in the post-apocalyptic setting as she gleefully tore zombies to pieces. She is joined on this expedition by her boyfriend Nick, who is actually a severed head that is fastened to her waist.
Yoshimi Yasuda, the remake’s producer, announced it on Twitter:
In a tweet by 安田善巳 (Yoshimi Yasuda):
“Lollipop Chainasaw Remake の発表に関する Producer
Please check Producer message about Lollipop
の発表に関する – “Regarding the announcement of”
をお届けします – “will deliver”
#ロリポップチェーンソー – “#Lollipop Chainsaw”
According to the letter, Yasuda has successfully acquired the Lollipop Chainsaw rights from the game’s publisher, Kadokawa Games, and the majority of the original team members will return for the remake. With the assistance of Warner Bros, the remake is also progressing. Games, the company that released the game in the west, commissioned James Gunn, the director of The Suicide Squad and The Guardians of the Galaxy, to rewrite the game’s script.
Gunn acknowledged that he is not actively working on the remake, despite the fact that he had celebrated the game’s 10-year anniversary in June. Neither is Suda51, the game’s developer, nor Tomo Ikeda, who served as the game’s director:
In a tweet by James Gunn replying to the tweet of Bloody Disgusting:
“To answer the question in the article, neither I nor
@suda_51 are currently involved in this. I heard about it
for the first time from Suda a couple weeks ago.”
In the tweet by Bloody Disgusting that James Gunn replied to:
“‘Lollipop Chainsaw Remake’ Confirmed to Be in the Works From Dragami Games”
Yasuda asserts that the lack of an accessible means for fans to enjoy Lollipop Chainsaw on contemporary consoles is the primary driving force behind this remake. Considering the game to be extremely valuable, the development team “did not want to leave it in limbo, where players who want to play it cannot.”
The remake will have a few significant differences, though. Yasuda stated that a large portion of the original soundtrack will need to be changed, most likely because of copyright issues. The soundtrack will mostly be made up of new music, with a few licensed songs still present. Due to the developers’ access to contemporary systems, the remake will also adopt a, “more realistic approach,” to the game’s aesthetics.
We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s possible that this doesn’t necessarily indicate that the game’s cel-shaded graphics will disappear. Although Lollipop Chainsaw has always been a wild and outrageously campy videogame, its gameplay may require some improvement if it is to succeed when released on current consoles. There isn’t a set release date for the remake on any known platforms as of yet, but more information is expected to surface throughout the coming year.