Cut zombies to pieces with Lollipop Chainsaw
Announced today by Warner Bros. Interactive, Lollipop Chainsaw is the creation of famed developer Suda51 and Hollywood director/writer James Gunn who’s had his fair share of zombie encounters working on films like Dawn of the Dead and Slither. With as many zombies games that are already out on the market, are we ready for another?
Lollipop Chainsaw tells the story of Juliet Starling, a sweet and innocent zombie hunter who uses a chainsaw to dismember those pesky zombie hordes limb from limb. Okay, so maybe she isn’t so innocent. Apparently there’s been an outbreak caused by a virus, infection or some other typical reason for these things.
“Our exciting partnership with KADOKAWA GAMES allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets,” said Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE’s games have shown tremendous success with gamers around the globe and we are delighted to expand our portfolio of Japanese-developed games.”
No doubt the game will blend humor with horror (she goes to San Romero High School for instance). I mean, how seriously can you take a cheerleader zombie hunter? Judging by some of the images on the Japanese version of the website, not too seriously.
Lollipop Chainsaw currently has a 2012 release date. You can find more information on the game’s official website or Facebook page. Currently it looks like only the Japanese version of the website is live but the others are no doubt soon to follow.