The 2012 zombie hunting game Lollipop Chainsaw is making a return, according to a tweet by Dragami Games CEO Yoshimi Yasuda.
The tweet is pretty timely too, as the game celebrates the 10th anniversary of its release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the game, you play as 18-year-old cheerleader Juliet Starling who goes around killing zombies in the town of San Romero with a chainsaw and with lollipops as boosters, hence the name, Lollipop Chainsaw.
Yoshimi Yasuda’s tweet did not mention whether the return will be a sequel or remaster. No mention as well if Lollipop Chainsaw‘s co-director Goichi Suda AKA ‘Suda51’ (No More Heroes) or James Gunn (The Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy) will be involved in the project as they did for the original.
As for how Dragami Games got into the picture, Yasuda used to be the CEO of Kadokawa Games, which published Lollipop Chainsaw in Japan. After some business manoeuvring, Yasuda is now CEO of Dragami Games, which owns some of Kadokawa Games’ assets and staff, which is probably why the game is making a comeback.
Here’s the original game trailer from 2012 for the curious.