Lollipop Chainsaw remake: the original creators had nothing to do with it!?

Neither the two co-writers nor the voice actors for the main character are working on this well-thought-out game… so how successful can it be?


Lollipop Chainsaw is getting a makeover. The original version was a colourful, relentless zombie slasher game (because the word chainsaw in the game’s title should be considered; it was our primary weapon). The fast-paced action game had two writers. One of them was James Gunn (the writer of Scooby-Doo at the time and has since moved on to Marvel), and the other was Goichi Suda, aka Suda51. And it turns out: neither of them can be linked to the remake…?!

Gunn wrote on Twitter, “Neither I nor Suda 51 are currently involved in this. I heard about it for the first time from Suda a couple of weeks ago. I neither endorse nor condemn it! I simply don’t know anything about it. But as articles are starting to slap our names on there, I think it’s important to make clear no one ever approached us about it.”

Suda51 was not only the co-writer of Lollipop Chainsaw but also its creative director, so he had a vital insight into its development. He also reacted on Twitter: “To add my two cents, like James Gunn says, neither he nor I am involved in this project at all, and Grasshopper Manufacture has nothing to do with development or anything.” Yoshimi Yasuda said that some of the original developers are working on it. But that doesn’t mean much.

And then Tara Strong, the voice actor for Juliet Starling, the main character in Lollipop Chainsaw, responded: she’s not working on the game either, which will most likely drop a lot of the licensed music, plus (according to Yasuda) it’s getting a much more realistic approach to the graphics, which is a strange statement considering it was a game meant to be stylish a decade ago.

Dragami Games, the successor to the game’s Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games, is planning to release a remake of Lollipop Chainsaw (which was released for PS3 and X360) in 2023.

Source: PCGamer

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