Suda 51 talks mass acceptance, Lollipop Chainsaw, NMH3

The weirdest thing happened yesterday. Suda 51, creator of No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer 7, Shadows of the Damned, and many other strange and wonderful games called me up and said “Hey, let’s pretend we’re back at PAX East 2012 talking about how excited we are for the launch of Lollipop Chainsaw!”. I was like “Cool dawg, lets videotape it and ask Sir Tobbii to edit it for us!” He was over my house five minutes later, happier than a little girl (and it showed).

Every time I get to talk to Suda 51, I get angry at myself afterwards for not asking him more questions. I really wanted to know why he chose a cheerleader as the protagonist for Lollipop Chainsaw, why he made Nick just a decapitated head, and why he chose to set the game during a hilarious zombie apocalypse. Sadly, I bet he wouldn’t have told me much about any of that, as it wouldn’t have been too wise to give that much away pre-launch. Now that the game is out, maybe I’ll have better opportunity to pick his brain about the deeper meanings behind the game.

I did get to ask him about No More Heroes 3 though. “Not yet” he said. Understandable, as he still has Black Knight Sword and Killer is Dead to finish. After that though, you’d better whip out that beam katana, Suda. Your fans are waiting.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes