Lollipop Chainsaw, the 2012 hack-and-slash title, is making a return. The news was confirmed by the former CEO of Kadokawa Games, Yoshimi Yasuda, which published developer Grasshopper Manufacture titles like Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead. However, it’s unknown whether this means it will be a remake, remaster or sequel.
Yasuda left Kadokawa Games last month to establish a new company called Dragami Games. Taking to Twitter, Yasuda stated that Lollipop Chainsaw will be the Dragami Games’ first title, but didn’t mention if it was a sequel or remake/remaster. 2022 also marks the 10th anniversary of Lollipop Chainsaw, so it’s possible that we’ll hear something about this tease sometime this year.
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“Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it,” Yasuda tweeted.
Lollipop Chainsaw was originally released in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PS3, though never received a re-release since then. Unfortunately it’s also one of the games that’s not backward compatible on Xbox and isn’t listed on the PS3 streaming library for the new PlayStation Plus. It never received a PC port either.
The only way to really play Lollipop Chainsaw today is by owning a PS3 or Xbox 360, though a remaster or remake for newer hardware could remedy that.
The game’s creator Suda51 has not made any official announcement about the game’s revival other than a tweet earlier this week celebrating the game’s 10th anniversary. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also chipped in to celebrate the anniversary as he was the co-writer of Lollipop Chainsaw. However, it’s possible that licensing has now shifted to Yasuda and Dragami Games which could explain Suda51’s silence as he’s likely not involved in this new project.
Lollipop Chainsaw was released to mostly mixed reviews at launch, though it has since amassed a cult following and remains one of the most requested titles by fans to get a sequel or remake treatment.
Source: Video Games Chronicle