thought I'd never live to write a headline quite like that. Sometimes,
the Japanese come up with something so baffling -- yet genius -- that
there's nothing to do but just gape. And it's no surprise that Suda51 of
Grasshopper Studios, who is credited with the weird and violent Killer7 and No More Heroes, is the guy who plans to reinvent the zombie genre with Lollipop Chainsaw. Last week, Japanese game magazine Famitsu revealed the first images of Lollipop Chainsaw,
which features a cheerleader named Juliet Sterling who finds her high
school infested with zombies on her 18th birthday. Thankfully, she was
raised by zombie hunters and totes a pink, sparkling chainsaw, so it's
not hard to guess what happens next.When it comes to originality, Suda51 has most other game makers beat. But this isn't the first game where sexy girls battle zombies. So how will Lollipop Chainsaw change the zombie-slashing landscape?
"Actually I've wanted to do a crazy horror-action game like this set in a school for a while now," Suda tells 1up.com.
"Instead of sprays of blood, we have the zombies emitting bursts of
pink light ... we wanted to give the game more of a 'pop' feel," he adds.The
game has found yet-unnamed publishers in North America and Europe and
is slated to come out on the PS3 and Xbox360. According to Suda, the
game is around 70 percent complete. So a release date sometime in 2012
may be very possible.
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