We just have to play it, if only for the sake of the title.
Not long ago, we heard about Suda51's latest project with Grasshopper Manufacture, Lollipop Chainsaw , which tells the story of a cheerleader who must destroy hordes of zombies, all with her trusty – you guessed it – chainsaw. It's bound to have that recognizable Suda51 style and the action should be pretty insane.
In good news today, a publisher for Western distribution has been revealed. It's Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in collaboration with Kadokawa Games; they'll bring Grasshopper's newest game to North America in 2012. The title is being developed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. And by the way, Warner Bros. has tapped James Gunn ("Super," "Slither," "Dawn of the Dead," etc.) to add more storytelling flavor to the promising over-the-top adventure. Said WBIE president Martin Tremblay:
"Our exciting partnership with KADOKAWA GAMES allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets. GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE's games have shown tremendous success with gamers around the globe and we are delighted to expand our portfolio of Japanese-developed games."
For more information on Lollipop Chainsaw , check out the official website . Grasshopper's last game, Shadows of the Damned , was lauded by critics but didn't sell particularly well, which might be the reason why EA didn't sign on for the new project. Still, maybe Warner Bros. might actually advertise Suda51's next adventure…could be a good idea.
Related Game(s): Lollipop Chainsaw