The Starlings are flying again
The tongue-in-cheek monster-mashing franchise Lollipop Chainsaw is apparently getting set to make its grand return, according to one former producer. The announcement was made on the campy title’s 10th anniversary, as spotted by the eagle eyes of VGC.
“Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it.” was the succinct statement that popped up on Twitter late yesterday evening, penned by Yoshimi Yasuda, former CEO of developer Kadokawa Games. Yasuda did not explain further what he meant by this statement, or whether he was referring to a new sequel, a remaster, a remake, or, well, anything. Regardless… it’s back!
— 安田善巳 (@yasudaD5) June 14, 2022
Originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360, Lollipop Chainsaw is a cheesecake hack ‘n’ slash adventure that follows a sultry cheerleader, Juliet Starling, who must call upon her ancient bloodline of zombie hunters to clear out an uprising of the dead within her Californian high-school. Accompanied by the sentient severed head of her boyfriend, Juliet gets a little saw crazy against an army of putrid monsters and demons, in overtly sexual, wantonly gory action.
With eccentric game maker Suda51 on its directorial team, and a script penned by a pre-Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn, Lollipop Chainsaw didn’t win many awards for being a technical masterpiece, but became revered in the following years for its cathartic action and ridiculous, vulgar aesthetic. Juliet Starling will most certainly be welcomed back into the modern gaming era. But as to when that will happen, where, and in what form. I guess we’ll have to wait on something a little more concrete.