Lollipop Chainsaw hits stores June 12

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

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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.
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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