Come on. You can never get enough of zombies. Ever. But how about we sweeten the deal and tell you that this third person action game features a cheerleader. With a chainsaw. Oh, now you want to know more…
The game is being developed by Suda51′s Grasshopper Manufacture and will arrive on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012. In the game you play chainsaw weilding zombie hunter Juliet Starling (did we mention she’s a cheerleader?) on her quest to uncover the “root of a colossal zombie outbreak”.
Thankfully, Warner Bros. will ensure that we all get to participate in the action by handling the publishing duties for the game outside of Asian territories.
London – August 1, 2011 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES today announced a new partnership to bring Lollipop Chainsaw to gamers around the world in 2012 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be publishing the game outside of all Asian territories
Lollipop Chainsaw is an all-new third person action game being developed by GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, led by celebrated gamemaker Goichi Suda (aka Suda51) and featuring the musical compositions of the renowned Akira Yamoaka. In addition to these two talented individuals, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has tapped Hollywood director/writer, James Gunn (Super, Slither, Dawn of the Dead, Tromeo and Juliet) to bring his cult humour and edgy storytelling to Lollipop Chainsaw.
“Our exciting partnership with KADOKAWA GAMES allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets,” said Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE’s games have shown tremendous success with gamers around the globe and we are delighted to expand our portfolio of Japanese-developed games.”
“We are looking forward to partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on our first entry into the HD console market,” said Yoshimi Yasuda, President of KADOWAKA GAMES. “We are also thrilled to have a team like GRASSHOPPER and talent like Suda51 creating such an interesting and distinct game for us to work with and bring to the fans.”
Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. With her wickedly awesome chainsaw in hand, Juliet slices, dices and splits her way through hordes of the undead, but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw wielding cheerleader.