Lollipop Chainsaw hits stores June 12

Suda-51's third-person zombie action game gets dated; European launch set for June 15.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will take the wrapper off Grasshopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw this summer. The publisher has revealed a June 12 North American release date for the game, with a June 15 debut in Europe.

Juliet is getting ready for her big date.

Lollipop Chainsaw lets players assume the role of the chainsaw-wielding cheerleader Juliet Starling. 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, attempting to discover the root of the outbreak, but she soon finds her task complicated by "zombie rock lords" intent on taking her down.

The game marks another collaboration for Grasshopper CEO Suda-51, who previously worked with Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka on Shadows of the Damned. Lollipop Chainsaw will see Suda-51 and Yamaoka re-team, with contributions from American film director James Gunn. The director and writer of distinctively unusual films like Slither and Super, Gunn was involved in creating the story, characters, and dialogue for Lollipop Chainsaw. He also worked with American actors on the English voice-over of the game.

For more on Lollipop Chainsaw, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

[CORRECTION]: One mention of Lollipop Chainsaw's North American release date in this story incorrectly gave the game's launch date as June 13. We regret the error.

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35 comments
MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

this i think would be worth checking out. theres alot more girl gamers out now so i think its cool to have games more for them since there isnt many

meedokicky
meedokicky

will keep an eye open for this >_O

RainOfTerror
RainOfTerror

so what is the correct date? June 12, June 13th, or June 19th like it says in the game bio on the left?

stick2zero
stick2zero

ill Support this game, You heard it from the twisted mind of Suda 51!

UnRelentingAlly
UnRelentingAlly

Looks fun, hopefully we get the anime outfit dlc pack thats been confirmed in Japan :\

illegalChronic
illegalChronic

@AvnKnight too bad you missed out on a good game. but i think this game will sell for the same reasons as tomb raider ^^

franzito
franzito

The ridiculous premise can turn this game into an epic fail or a sleeper hit.

Diamondsoulz
Diamondsoulz

Shadow of the Damned was good because it was gritty humor is ok but when you start making fun of your own game people don't know what to think of it. It's kinda like HAHAHA not very funny.

bballabarry
bballabarry

I'd rather just watch porn than play this

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

Cant be any worse then Dead Island.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

seems ok, zombies, I love (killing) them, might be worth a look, hope to see some more coverage on this game before it comes out...

-Vulpix-
-Vulpix-

Looking forward to getting the game guess can't say there aren't any good games coming out this summer now.

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Cheerleaders? Chainsaws? Zombies? Suda? What could go wrong! And for the ladies out there, Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine provided the music too.

Gum_Shoe-
Gum_Shoe-

I think that lollipop she sucks on symbolizes a penis

666_Laventine
666_Laventine

Another Suda game! Say hello to my Big Boner!!!! XD

Asian_Gamer
Asian_Gamer

Dead Rising, No stamina, restricted to a certain area, but it's fun for casual gaming and just messing around :P Just started Dead Island and well, they're both decent.

megakick
megakick

$39.99? The story is a rip off of buffy the vampire hunter with zombies. Onechambara? Nothing new...

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

suda 51 thats all you need to say to warrant a purchase. A smoking blonde in a skimpy outfit, well that just icing on the cake.

Wandrian
Wandrian

The premise is nice, but why can't I shake this assumption that the gameplay will be sub-par? :/

jukevox
jukevox

I think I might need this.

djpetitte
djpetitte

nice. shadows of the damned was cool. but this idk...

Blaprot
Blaprot

Coming out on my birthday? I know what to get for myself this year. I would need to buy a Xbox 360 or PS3 though...two Suda-51 games should be worth it though.

AznEvan
AznEvan

This game...I will get on day one! \(^o^)/

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

I'm so getting this on day one =) Hot chick + zombies + Chainsaw + Using her boyfriend head as a weapon ... What else can you ask for!?

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

beet the hell out of Onechanbara Z: Kagura im ready for this bring it Suda

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

finally I'll get it in day one, the team that worked in it has a good background plus insane zombie kills and a crazy psycho main character

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Another bit of the SUDA51 Insane Collection to add to the list, eh? Bring it!

fadersdream
fadersdream

What good is a let down if you don't build it up first?

Longini
Longini

Excited to see how this turns out.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Can't wait I'm a bit of a Grasshopper fanboy though so take that for what its worth. lol

endorbr
endorbr

Thanks to Johnny Chiodini I now know I'm a sick pervert for wanting this game. ;)

gix47
gix47

reminds me of Onechanbara bikini zombie slayers, ill get it unless they want 60$ then ill just want for the price drop