Lollipop Chainsaw, the cult title of Suda51 and James Gunn, could return soon. To announce it is Yoshimi Yasuda, former CEO of Kadokawa Games, a company that has published both Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead in Japan, in a tweet published a few hours ago on his profile. Check out all the details below.
Lollipop Chainsaw Is Coming Back
On June 15, 2012, Lollipop Chainsaw was released worldwide, the hilarious action video game with zombies was created and directed by Goichi Suda. The author celebrated the 10th birthday of the game together with director James Gunn, one of the authors of the story, and Jessica Nigri, the famous cosplayer of the protagonist Juliet, and during the celebrations, the executive producer and publisher of the game announced the return of the IP.
Last month Yasuda announced that he is leaving Kadokawa and starting his new company, Dragami Games. According to Yasuda’s teaser, it looks like Lollipop Chainsaw will be one of the new company’s first titles. “Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games,” wrote Yasuda. “Please look forward to it.” Although the title has not achieved the success of the biggest giants in the industry, however, it has sold more than a million copies and has a loyal fan base.
— 安田善巳 (@yasudaD5) June 14, 2022
It is unclear in what form the title will return, whether with a remastered, remake, or sequel. In any case, a return of the game would be great for those who want to play it for the first time or try it again.
Lollipop Chainsaw was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2012 but has never seen a release on other platforms. It is also not backward compatible on the new Xbox Series X/S and not playable on the new PS Plus for PS5.
Director Suda51 or co-writer James Gunn have not released any statements on the possible return of Lollipop Chainsaw, although the two celebrated the game’s 10th anniversary on Twitter earlier this week.
Prof. @JamesGunn (PhD in Zombies) and I smashed our vibes together and made this game!@JessicaNigri's Juliet was impeccable!
Happy 10th Anniversary, #LollipopChainsaw! https://t.co/PCJQgD7zC7 pic.twitter.com/3q4Y9Ztb26
— SUDA51/須田剛一 (@suda_51) June 13, 2022
Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio of Goichi Suda and author of the same game, was recently acquired by the Chinese company NetEase and has three new games coming out over the next ten years. This new chapter could be the first, and we expect to learn more in the course of 2022.