On Friday, the official Twitter account for Dragami Games made a significant announcement. The anticipated remake of the hack-and-slash game “Lollipop Chainsaw,” a collaborative creation between filmmaker James Gunn and Gōichi Suda (Suda51), has unfortunately been postponed to the summer of 2024.
The unveiled title for the remake is now “Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP.”
As for the platforms on which this remake will appear, Dragami Games has chosen not to disclose those details at this time. The development team for the game consists of a blend of both original creators and skilled Dragami Games personnel, ensuring a dynamic approach. However, it’s worth noting that neither Gunn nor Suda are directly involved in this reimagining.
In July of 2022, Yoshimi Yasuda, the former CEO of Kadokawa Games and current CEO of Dragami Games, took to Twitter to share a bilingual message. The message conveyed that Dragami Games had acquired the intellectual property from Kadokawa Games after the project’s uncertain status. Notably, the efforts of Dragami Games have received support from Warner Bros. as they embark on this creative journey.
The initial “Lollipop Chainsaw” game, a captivating hack-and-slash adventure set in a zombie-infested world, originally launched globally for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in June 2012.
The game’s development was helmed by Grasshopper Manufacture, with Kadokawa Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment joining forces to publish it. The collaboration between Gōichi Suda (Suda51) and filmmaker James Gunn resulted in this unique gaming experience.
In a move that marked a turning point, Kadokawa Games divested a segment of its enterprise to the newly established Dragami Games in May 2022. This strategic maneuver was spearheaded by Kadokawa Games’ President and CEO, Yasuda, alongside company director Satoshi Fuyuno. The birth of Dragami Games in the same month signaled an exciting chapter in the gaming industry landscape.