The Starlings are flying again
The tongue-in-cheek monster-mashing franchise Lollipop Chainsaw is apparently getting set to make its grand return, according to one former producer. The announcement was made on the campy title’s 10th anniversary, as spotted by the eagle eyes of VGC.
“Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.” The succinct statement popped up on Twitter late yesterday evening, penned by Yoshimi Yasuda, former CEO of developer Kadokawa Games. Yasuda did not offer any further explanation regarding this statement, not clarifying whether he was referring to a new sequel, a remaster, or a remake.
Regardless… it’s… back!
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
Originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360, Lollipop Chainsaw is a cheesecake hack ‘n’ slash adventure that follows a sultry cheerleader, Juliet Starling, who is forced to call upon her ancient zombie hunting bloodline to clear out an uprising of the dead within her Californian high-school. Accompanied by the sentient severed head of her boyfriend, Nick, Juliet gets a little saw crazy against an army of putrid monsters and demons, in overtly sexual, wantonly gory, splatteriffic action.
With eccentric game maker Suda51 on its directorial team, and a script penned by a pre-Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn, Lollipop Chainsaw didn’t win many awards for being a technical masterpiece, but became revered in the following years for its cathartic action and ridiculous and vulgar aesthetic. Juliet Starling will most certainly be welcomed back into the modern gaming era with open arms. As to when that will happen, where, and in what form. We’ll have to wait on something a little more concrete.
Start revving, at any rate.