Lollipop Chainsaw is officially getting a remake in 2023, as revealed by former CEO of Kadokawa Games, Yoshimi Yasuda. This comes in light of a previous tease last month from Yasuda that strongly hinted at the game’s return either as a remaster, remake or sequel. We now we have confirmation that it will be a remake of the 2012 action title.
In May, Yasuda left Kadokawa Games to establish a new company called Dragami Games. Upon formation, the new company announced plans to revive Lollipop Chainsaw, which was previously developed by Grasshopper Manufacture. The remake will instead be developed by Dragami Games with Warner Bros. Games’ approval and backing.
In a recent Twitter statement, Yasuda confirmed that Dragami Games would be handling a remake, stating:
“Unfortunately, various factors resulted in things making it so that fans can no longer easily play Lollipop Chainsaw, and it has been some time since players have not been able to access the game on current consoles.
We, the original development staff on Lollipop Chainsaw, think of the game as very precious to us, and did not want to leave it in limbo, where players who want to play it cannot. As such, we purchased the Lollipop Chainsaw intellectual property from Kadokawa Games, and decided to develop a remake. We have already contacted Warner Bros [who published the game outside Asia] about development, and are being supported by them in this endeavour.”
Yasuda went on to talk about some of the changes that will be implemented in the remake. For example, not all 15 licensed tracks will be available in the remake, though it will be replaced with new music. The studio will also be taking a more realistic approach to graphics this time.
The Lollipop Chainsaw remake is currently in development and is set to launch in 2023, according to Yasuda.
Source: Yoshimi Yasuda