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Dragami Games and Grasshopper Manufacture have confirmed that they are developing a remake to Lollipop Chainsaw, the cult-classic hack-and-slash zombie game from the creative minds of Gouichi Suda (Suda51) and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Yoshimi Yasuda, the original game’s executive producer, revealed the news on Twitter today, including a letter elaborating on the origins of Lollipop Chainsaw and some of the things that fans can expect from the upcoming remake. Yasuda hasn’t revealed what platforms the remake will be released on yet but can confirm that his team is aiming for a 2023 release. Lollipop Chainsaw, which originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles in 2012, follows a cheerleader named Juliet who fights demons and zombies after having to decapitate her boyfriend’s head in order to keep him from turning into one of the undead. The game is one of Grasshopper Manufacture’s best-selling titles.

One thing that we have to tell fans of the original game is that even though the original staff are working on the remake, there will be elements that are different from the original. For instance, the original game had 15 licensed songs used in the soundtrack, but it is unfortunately difficult for us to implement all of them this time. As a result, aside from a few licensed tracks, the soundtrack will consist of new music, Additionally, since we have access to consoles with higher specifications, we will be taking a more realistic approach to the graphics this time.

In any case, our goal is to make it easier for gamers who want to play Lollipop Chainsaw to do so. Please look forward to the game’s 2023 release.

Source: Yoshimi Yasuda

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  1. I heard neither Suda-51 nor James Gunn is involved with the remake, but the dev team consists of people who worked on the original game. I hope the remake has a better combat system. When the original game came out, I wished Platinum had made it. Now I wish they were the ones developing the remake. Well, I hope the remake turns out better than the original game. Original game wasn't bad, but the combat should have been fleshed out a lot more.

    The original game had some funny moments, and was short and meant for replays, which I did a few times. The game wasn't as fun out the gate, you had to spend some time unlocking moves and abilities, then it got better. The game definitely didn't take itself seriously, and did not outstay its welcome. The game just needed better controls, combat, and higher framerate. Maybe some more missions and more playable characters. Maybe with the remake they can really flesh out the original concept's potential.

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