Cult Classic Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Announced for 2023

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Credit: Dragami Games

The Lollipop Chainsaw remake has been announced and it will be released in 2023. However, no platforms have been confirmed at this time.

The remake was announced by Yoshima Yasuda, former CEO of the publisher of Kadokawa Games. Lollipop Chainsaw was published by WB Games in the west.

However, the remake will now be published by the new company called Dragami Games, led by Yoshima Yasuda. This remake will be one of the first games from the company.

The original Lollipop Chainsaw was released in 2012 and despite being far from a perfect game, it gathered a cult following. However, the game was never made backwards compatible on Xbox, it’s not among the streamable games via the new PS Plus and it was never released for PC.

So news of this remake will be welcomed by returning as well as new fans alike. “Unfortunately, various factors resulted in things making it so that fans can no longer easily play Lollipop Chainsaw, and it has been some time since players have not been able to access the game on current consoles,” tweeted Yasuda.

Credit: Kadokawa Games/WB Games

He continued: “We, the original development staff on Lollipop Chainsaw, think of the game as very precious to us, and did not want to leave it in limbo, where players who want to play it cannot.

As such, we purchased the Lollipop Chainsaw intellectual property from Kadokawa Games and decided to develop a remake. We have already contacted Warner Bros [who published the game outside Asia] about development, and are being supported by them in this endeavour.

Sadly, it seems that Lollipop Chainsaw creative director Suda51 won’t be returning for the remake. However, Yasuda did confirm that much of the original development team will be working on this remake.

Furthermore, with the benefits of modern-day technology, Yasuda said that the remake will have a “more realistic approach to the graphics”. Judging by the released screenshot for the remake, it will still maintain its cartoon aesthetic.

Unfortunately, due to licensing issues, much of the soundtrack featured in the original will not feature in the remake.

For instance, the original game had 15 licensed songs used in the soundtrack, but it is, unfortunately, difficult for us to implement all of them this time,” Yasuda explained. “As a result, aside from a few licensed tracks, the soundtrack will consist of new music.

Additionally, since we have access to consoles with higher specifications, we will be taking a more realistic approach to the graphics this time.

Credit: Kadokawa Games/WB Games

Still, I think it’s exciting news that Juliet Starling is returning and who knows, perhaps this might lead to a sequel. Are you happy that Lollipop Chainsaw is getting a remake? Let us know across our social media channels.

Featured Image Credit: Dragami Games/Source: IGN