No, it isn’t a Highschool of The Dead video game, but it is damn close. Lollipop Chainsaw is a new trip in the works from Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, the same people that brought you No More Heroes, Killer 7, and Shadows of the Damned. Although there is no release date yet, the game is evidently in the fine tuning stages and the studio has secured a publisher to release the game in English for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Juliet Starling is a cheerleader at San Romero High School (I get what you did there Suda, you clever mouse, you) whose whole school becomes zombified and she needs to teach those brain hungry flesh munchers a lesson with a chainsaw and a miniskirt.
“Actually I’ve wanted to do a crazy horror-action game like this set in a school for a while now,” Suda told Famitsu magazine. “Something where the classrooms, corridors, gymnasium and so on are suddenly transformed into something completely different. I was also working on a game concept centered around using a chainsaw as a weapon, and once the idea for the Juliet character began to form, it was just a perfect fit.”
Surprisingly, Lollipop Chainsaw aims to be a somewhat cute game. It will evidently be trading in gushing sprays of blood for bursts of pink light. And Akira Yamaoka, the man behind the sound and music for Silent Hill and Shadows of the Damned, has been hard at work on creating bubbly pop tunes for Lollipop Chainsaw.
Looks like all that cheerleading practice will help you survive the slavering hoards of undead. And let’s hope Fox doesn’t decide to headshot Lollipop Chainsaw with a lawsuit due to its rather obvious similarities to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”