10 Years Later, Lollipop Chainsaw Seems to Be Making a Return


Lollipop Chainsaw is seemingly making a return, following an announcement on Twitter from the game’s executive producer.

As spotted by Siliconera, Yoshimi Yasuda said simply: “Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.” The veteran developer was previously CEO of Kadokawa Games (who published the original in 2012) but left to start Dragami Games in May 2022.

Yasuda didn’t share further details on the nature of the game – whether it’s a sequel, remake, remaster, reimagining or anything else – but it would be the first chance for players to try the franchise in more than a decade. The original doesn’t exist outside of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hardware, as it lacks a PC version and isn’t available through any form of backwards compatibility.

Lollipop Chainsaw is a hack and slash action game in which high school cheerleader Juliet Starling must fight through hoards of zombies using the game’s titular chainsaw (and with her boyfriend’s severed, still-living head attached to her belt). The game was a collaboartion between No More Heroes’ Suda51 and James Gunn, who’d go on to direct Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad.

The game picked up a cult following but in our 5/10 review, IGN said: “Lollipop Chainsaw doesn’t even attempt to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of what it does try new in the realm of its characters and writing ultimately ends up taking away from an incredible-on-paper action game.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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