Zombies, where would modern gaming be without these shuffling disintegrating corpses? Would we be better off as a nation? Or living in a far greater age with more originality and generally new concepts? Possibly, but that doesn’t stop each of us purchasing at least 1 zombie themed game a year, so why argue with popular demand, it’s what we yearn for (apparently). Say what you will about zombie games, at least you know what to expect; blood, disembowelment, gruesome deaths and more blood, and Lollipop Chainsaw appears to be luring a certain breed of gamer, the slightly depraved kind. The lead character, who is a female cheerleader, brandishes a chainsaw which she utilizes to literally liquidate any and all brain-munching zombies into a fine, sticky past, whilst her ex boyfriends recently (and still living) severed head hangs ominously from her belt, (don’t ask, because I’m struggling with this myself). Lollipop Chainsaw is very much in the early stages of development, so more definitive information on this particularly obscure idea are still few and far, but what is known is that its being crafted by both Goichi Suda (Sudo51) and former Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka, both of whom worked on Grasshopers previous project, Shadows Of The Damned. So it’s probably not entirely unfair to liken Lollipop Chainsaw to titles such as Dead Rising, just a bit more OTT, if that’s even remotely possible, and tongue firmly in cheek.
Lollipop Chainsaw will be released in 2012, check out the link to watch footage, and keep an eye out for a subtle reference on the heroines top, to a zombie, directing legend.
Does Lollipop Chainsaw sound like your kind of game? Or is the games industry already saturated with similarly executed ideas? Let me know your thoughts, cheers.