Lollipop Chainsaw is one of the best games ever made. A collaboration between Goichi Suda, James Gunn (yes, the Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy director), and producer, Yoshimi Yasuda, the game is a subversive grindhouse brawler about a cheerleader taking on an army of zombies, and it is just utter B-grade perfection.
Now, finally, a remake has been announced. To get the downside out of the way first, the big problem that the game has had in being remade to this date has been an exquisite licensed soundtrack. Slaying zombies to Dead or Alive’s You Spin Me Round and The Human League’s Empire State Human was an experience and a half. That soundtrack has had to be replaced for licensing reasons, but the rest of the game should be updated to a modern shine in the best possible way.
The remake is being handled by Yasuda himself, so we can assume that it’s going to remain faithful to the original vision. In an interview with IGN he mentioned that the team was well aware that Lollipop Chainsaw was almost impossible to play these days, so the team bought the rights back off the original publisher, Kadokawa Games in order to preserve it.
Good. On. Them. Even if I will miss that magnificent example of licensed music.
I can promise you all we will be keeping a very close eye on this one as it rolls towards its 2023 global launch.