Juliet Starling will be kicking zombie ass again in 2023 with a remake of Lollipop Chainsaw announced by Dragami Games and original game producer Yoshimi Yasuda.
It’s been ten years since the release of Lollipop Chainsaw on PS3 and Xbox 360. The hack-and-slash game from Grasshopper Manufacture was directed by Tomo Ikeda and Suda51 and written by Masahiro Yuki and James Gunn of Guardians of the Galaxy/The Suicide Squad fame.
Yasuda posted the following message on Twitter when announced the game:
“Lollipop Chainsaw was born as a result of Suda51 discussing creating a new game with me. I saw great potential in Grasshopper Manufacture’s proposal, and just one month after Kadokawa Games was founded in April 2009, we started the development project on Lollipop Chainsaw, in May 2009.
As Suda-san was very busy handling development on other projects at the time, I served as director and producer, creating a joint development team consisting of staff from Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games, overseeing development directly. […] Furthermore, a Warner Bros. senior manager suggested that we have the game’s script rewritten and that we leave it to film director James Gunn, which we gladly agreed to. All of this good fortune resulted in Lollipop Chainsaw, which was released in June 2012, being loved by many players all over the world, selling over a million units worldwide.”