Lollipop Chainsaw is one of those games that sticks with you once you’ve played it, but it’s not-quite because of a gripping narrative or incredible gameplay – which is what you’d expect. No, Lollipop Chainsaw sticks with you because it’s absolutely crazy in the best way. In this hack-and-slash game, you play as Juliet Starling, a cheerleader who fights zombies in her high school with the talking decapitated head of her boyfriend. As you might imagine, a game like this has a cult following and recent rumours of a Lollipop Chainsaw remake might have more legs than first thought after Yoshimi Yasuda tweeted that “Lollipop Chainsaw is back”.
That actually wasn’t the entirety of what he said. Yasuda said that “Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.”
No official announcement has been made, but it’s safe to say that this is a statement that would suggest that Lollipop Chainsaw is getting some sort of remake, remaster, or perhaps even a sequel to the 2012 release. Yasuda was CEO of Kadokawa Games, the Japanese publisher of the original game, and is now reportedly head of Dragami Games. So… It’s not insane to think that he would want to bring back a game like Lollipop Chainsaw – it’s certainly got the fanbase for it.
In the ResetEra threat that highlighted this tweet from Yasuda, it has been reported that Dragami Games also have control of the IPs for Demon Gaze, Natural Doctrine, God Wars, and several other IPs previously held by Kadokawa Games.
Lollipop Chainsaw はドラガミゲームスで復活させます。楽しみに待っていてください…!!!
Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.#ロリポップチェーンソー
— 安田善巳 (@yasudaD5) June 14, 2022
Earlier in the year, Famitsu reported that Yasuda would continue to develop Kadokawa Games’ titles at Dragami Games, but there was no specificity when it came to the IPs and games that would be worked on. With Relayer launching in 2021, many assumed that this would be the starting point – but, it looks like fans of Kadokawa Games’ previous titles, Lollipop Chainsaw included, are in for a treat.
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Looking at what’s left on the Summer Game Fest 2022 schedule, we’re not sure we’ll see any announcements regarding a Lollipop Chainsaw remake or remaster anytime soon. But, rest assured, we may well see Juliet Starling back in action sooner than we imagined.