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)
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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