After 10 long years, Chainsaw Lollipop could make a comeback.
Chainsaw Lollipop is easily one of the dumbest games ever made. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, the game was a cool collaboration between icon himself Suda51 and filmmaker James Gunn, with Tara Strong voicing lead character Juliet Starling.
Released in 2012 as a hack-and-slash zombie game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Chainsaw Lollipop received very positive reviews in Japan and slightly above average reviews in the West. Me personally ? I liked it. I thought it was really goofy, really funny and a balls-to-the-wall experience.
A fun little fact about Chainsaw Lollipop is that it was a direct inspiration for Gunn when he was doing the 2021 The Suicide Squad movement. Specifically, Gunn says in an interview with Collider that “hearts and beautiful little things [that] came out of mixed-blood people” in the hack-and-slash inspired by the “Harley-vision” scene in his film. Cared for!
Fast forward to now. Former CEO of Kadokawa Games (the original publisher of Chainsaw Lollipop) Yoshimi Yadusa announced the game’s return via Twitter.
— 安田善巳 (@yasudaD5) June 14, 2022
To be precise, Yasuda said that the game is back by Dragami Games. Dragami Games is a video game publishing company founded earlier this year and was founded by Yasuda after splitting from Kadokawa Games. In the process, Dragami Games inherited several IP addresses from Kadokawa Games, one of which was Lollipop chainsaw.
Currently, that’s all we know. There’s no indication whether it will be an all-new game or a remake of the original, and it’s unclear whether Suda51 or James Gunn will return to work on the project.
That being said, Both Suda51 and Gunn were present at Chainsaw Lollipop10th anniversary eventso that could still be a possibility.