Warner to publish Grasshopper’s Lollipop Chainsaw

Monday, 1 August 2011 09:40 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Warner’s announced that it’s to publish Lollipop Chainsaw, Grasshopper’s next big game, in the west.

The news was first given on Twitter, but its now been press released. The game was first unveiled in Famitsu a couple of weeks back.

There’s an official website for it here.

“Our exciting partnership with Kadokawa Games allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets,” said WBIE head Martin Tremblay.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on our first entry into the HD console market,” added Kadokawa Games president, Yoshimi Yasuda. Kadokawa will publish the game in Japan.

The title’s story will be penned by James Gunn of Dawn of the Dead fame, with Grasshopper chief Suda 51 and composer Akira Yamaoka also helping out.

As you play through the game as zombie hunter Juliet, who is apparently in a long line of zombie hunters, zombies have invaded her school, San Romero High. Chainsaw will have a poppy feeling to it. It’ll release here next year.

It’s Grasshopper’s first big title since the release of Shadows of the Damned, published by EA Partners. The game did critically well, but lacked in sales.

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