Grasshopper Working On "Pop-y" Lollipop Chainsaw
Grasshopper Manufacture produced Shadows of the Damned and while solid, it hasn't fared well on the sales charts.
However, it seems the team has put that behind them and are already hard at work on their next project. According to Siliconera, the developers are cranking on Lollipop Chainsaw, a bizarre spin on the standard zombie-killing formula. Famitsu has revealed the game; you play as Juliet, a student at San Romero High, and she's descended from a long line of zombie hunters. Her weapon? Yeah, you guessed right. And as a cheerleader, she also has plenty of acrobatic skills that will definitely help her battle the undead...you'll actually use cheerleading moves in the game. Oh, and when you kill a zombie, pink blood will splatter the screen. It's all sorts of "pop-y," in other words.
Kadokawa Games will distribute the product in Japan; the game is in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The question is whether or not EA will sign on again to publish Lollipop Chainsaw in North America. Shadows was the first Japanese-developed game to be produced by EA, and maybe they haven't been overly impressed with the results.
7/20/2011 10:22:04 AM Ben Dutka