Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Officially Announced For 2023 Release

Cult classic hack and slash title Lollipop Chainsaw is officially making its return! Dragami Games — a Japanese publisher led by the original game's producer — has announced the remake, for release on modern platforms next year.

It's sounding like 2023's Lollipop Chainsaw will be a remake as much as a remaster. The developer is looking to modernise certain elements of the 2012 release, including a new approach to graphics that'll be more realistic for current gen consoles. Here's what Yoshimi Yasuda had to say about working on the upcoming re-release:

"We, the original development staff on Lollipop Chainsaw, think of the game as very precious to us, and did not want to leave it in limbo, where players who want to play it cannot. As such, we purchased the Lollipop Chainsaw intellectual property from Kadokawa Games, and decided to develop a remake. We have already contacted Warner Bros. about development, and are being supported by them in this endeavor."

Modernisation efforts will likely impact the game's soundtrack too, due to common licensing issues that often plague video game scores. The team says that "aside from a few licensed tracks, the soundtrack will consist of new music."

For those unaware of the original game and what it brought to the table, here's an old trailer showcasing the Xbox 360-era version of Lollipop Chainsaw:

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