Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Confirmed for 2023

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Lollipop Chainsaw, the cult-classic hack-and-slash game, is getting a full-fledged remake, officially announced on social media today. While not a lot of information is revealed, we know that it will arrive sometime in 2023.

Yoshimi Yasuda, the CEO and president of Dragami Games, will act as the producer for the remake. He was also the producer and director of the original game. The said company has purchased the rights to the game from Kadokawa Games and has already received support from Warner Bros.

Platforms Not Confirmed

One of the expected details from the announcement are the targeted platforms, which weren't revealed. So, we don’t know if the game is coming to PC and last-gen and current-gen consoles or just one of the three. The original game wasn’t available on PC, so this remake will be a perfect chance for PC players to try out the game, assuming that the game is coming to the said platform. We also don’t know which engine the remake will use, but I am hoping for Unreal Engine 5.

Difference from Original

Lollipop Chainsaw Remake will not be a 100% faithful remake. The 15 songs used in the original game can’t be implemented in the remake due to licensing issues. Only a handful of them will be returning, but some new songs will be added.

The tweet also mentioned that the game will take a more realistic approach to its graphics as now the developer has access to better hardware.

About the Original Game

Lollipop Chainsaw was originally released in 2012 on PS3 and Xbox 360, written by Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 director James Gunn. It received average reviews from fans and critics. However, over time it garnered a faithful following. The original game was developed using Unreal Engine 3.

Other Remakes

We are going to get a lot of remakes in the coming years. The Last of Us Remake is launching on PS5 in less than two months. Dead Space Remake is coming early next year. Resident Evil 4 Remake and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth are also releasing next year. Remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2 are in development as well. Some might argue that some of these titles don’t need a remake, but I still intend to play every one of them.

So what do you think? Are you excited about Lollipop Chainsaw Remake? Have you played the original game before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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