Lollipop Chainsaw cutting up Xbox 360, PS3

Suda-51 and Akira Yamaoka's new "pop" zombie game from Grasshopper Manufacture stars a chainsaw-wielding cheerleader.

Last month's Shadows of the Damned marked the first collaboration between Suda-51 and Akira Yamaoka, but the pair is quickly building a history together. Along with Hideo Kojima, the duo is working on the Sdatcher radio drama and an Evangelion rhythm game for the PSP. And according to an Andriasang translation of a Famitsu report, they've got their own Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 project lined up as well.

Yes, those are hearts on her chainsaw. (Image credit: Famitsu)

The new game is called Lollipop Chainsaw, and it lets players assume the role of the chainsaw wielding cheerleader Juliet. When her high school is overrun with zombies, Juliet's family history of zombie hunting comes in handy. Combining her cheerleading acrobatics and a deft hand with the chainsaw, Juliet takes the fight to the zombie hordes.

Lollipop Chainsaw will be published in Japan by Kadokawa Games but does not have a release window yet. No international release plans for the game have been announced. For more on Suda-51 and Akira Yamaoka's previous game, check out GameSpot's review of Shadows of the Damned.

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49 comments
majere613
majere613

My little sister hates cheerleaders and the colour pink, and is terrified of zombies. Possibly one I shouldn't get her for Christmas.

MrGoldfish1
MrGoldfish1

Is her side kick a football player by any chance?

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

woow... a chainsaw wielding cheerleader named Juliet?! :lol:

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

Man, these guys need to get together and open a publishing company already.

SubZezo
SubZezo

a cheerleader with a chainsaw... nothing new.

hunter8man
hunter8man

I love you Suda 51. Your games are so different from the norm and funny as hell.

punu40
punu40

Ahaha, good to know that low DMD sales didn't hold him back on releasing another fresh and unique game.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Lolipop chainsaw could be a surprise hit. At least find a cult following.

pszone
pszone

hot girl i like but its just a game. Come on pp BBX was reasle with hit ladys and guess what the company is know down under its not going to sell. And pp from ex capcom not doing gd job with there own games. soon you know it they be going back to capcom or jobless if the game company reach trouble. face it there games not selling and going down under reason i know been looking at there sells well bye bye Suda 51

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Sounds wacky. Sounds sexy. Sounds brilliant.

X-RS
X-RS

Hope it's wackier than just that honestly...=\

sidzero
sidzero

A chainsaw-wielding blonde cheerleader fighting an army of zombies. That's just... hot. I want.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Suda51 harks back to a time when game developers would meet in an office and say "Right, lets make a platforming game about a chef that is stranded on a spaghetti planet and his only attacks are a fork that shoots meatballs". Yes the days of the NES, SNES, Mastersystem and Megadrive (genesis) wackiness, when we were given Earthworm Jim, Sonic, Mario, Bubsy Bobcat, Ristar, Rocketknight, Dynamite Heady etc etc. I miss those days, but Suda51 keeps them alive.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Suda51 is so full to the brim with the wackiest of ideas! Though I sometimes worry about his imagination...

slipknot611
slipknot611

You know... if this weren't by Suda and company, I'd be worried. But considering it is, this game is going to melt face. With a chainsaw-wielding cheerleader.

Drkcloud07
Drkcloud07

its ok. its Suda were talking about

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

You can bet your money on Suda51 to come up with some crazy combination and then go on to make an enjoyable romp of a game from that. :P

Icehearted
Icehearted

Deathspank, Naughty Bear, Lollipop Chainsaw; feeling uncomfortable lately :|

Granpire
Granpire

Yep, I knew this was Japanese when I read the headline. :P

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

Really.. What's next.. a vacuuming house wife using her house cleaning skills to take out aliens.. ? Although it has a cheerleader.. and some zombies.. hmm.. you never know how this could turn out.. :P

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

I knew Japanese are really crazy with mixing up things.

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

It's good 2 c women being treated as equals

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

I hope this game will be as crazy and over the Top os the No more heroes games. cause this game had me at Zombie killing Cheerleader. and that's good enough for me to gain my interest :D

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

Zombie-hunting. Chainsaw-wielding. Cheerleader. The holy trinity of video-game marketing stratagems. ;)

collinmul
collinmul

"players assume the role of the chainsaw wielding cheerleader Juliet." wwwwWHAT?????

RedWave247
RedWave247

Aaaaaand they lost me at "zombies". I'm sorry, don't get me wrong. I love zombies. I really do. It's my favourite sub-genre of horror. I love Dead Rising, I love Dead Nation, I own all the "of the Dead" movies and World War Z is one of my favourite books. But cripes, does nearly every game these days have to do with deadheads?

Femto513
Femto513

I'm sure this one will sell just as well as Shadows of the Damned. Oh wait...

mooseifer69
mooseifer69

I love Grasshopper. Their most recent game sells like ice cream in winter, but they're still going. I'm going to love this.

johny300
johny300

Suda51 games are always crazy :P, can't wait to see this one.

kevinsyel
kevinsyel

Goichi Suda sure is an odd one. I almost wonder what the possibility of this title being released in the US is... there's an obvious goal of using sex appeal to sell this title, unfortunately, the character in question is a teenager... that will not go over well. On an awesome note, Kotaku claims the zombies will bleed pink, glittery blood... that's kinda new...