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Warner to publish Grasshopper’s Lollipop Chainsaw

Monday, 1st 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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13 Comments

  1. Schindet Nemo

    This game looks disturbingly Japanese.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dark

    Good.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    we all no no1 is gunna buy this

    #3 3 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    @1 “This game looks disturbingly gorgeous.”

    I’ve fixed it for you.

    @3 Keep fooling yourself.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @4

    Yep, I pretty much need this.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    I can’t see this selling well, but hopefully it will do better than Shadows of the Damned did. Looking forward to it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I just don’t seem to be able to muster any enthusiasm for Suda’s stuff these days. Every time he announces something new I just feel like rolling my eyes, it just all seems so… adolescent.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Unlimax

    Sounds like another Dead rising meets Bayonetta .. meh !

    #8 3 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    San Romero.

    Oh Suda are you even trying anymore. Make that Kafka inspired game that you were talking about in EDGE years ago, make it deadly serious. Look you helped make Fatal Frame 4 which has no fart jokes in it to my knowledge so don’t pretend you can’t do it.

    Actually Killer 7 had a great plot with great characters. Make another one like that.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. The_Red

    WTF!? Why Warner of all publishers? I know they are be aggressive in game business with titles like Batman AC and Mortal Kombat but this feels too random and also too risky, specially after Shadows of the Damned.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10

    WHo else would publish it? SHadows of the Damned Flopped and so WB is the only one left.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Xuchilbara

    @ 9 – What ever happened to Kurayami? He mentioned it in a few interviews, and that was it… Now he is coming out with this…. ‘stuff’ :(

    I just want another good survival horror experience :(

    #12 3 years ago
  13. osric90

    Hot chick, zombies, funny shit, “adolescent humor” and you say no one is gonna buy this? You’ve got issues. Me too. I’m gonna buy this and have a boner.

    #13 3 years ago

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