Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES today announced the release of Lollipop Chainsaw, an over-the-top action game for the PlayStation®3 system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Developed by GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, led by Goichi Suda (SUDA51), Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet, chainsaw wielding zombie hunter Juliet Starling. On her 18th birthday, Juliet must uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. She slices and dices her way through hordes of the undead, but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill her.
This game is stupid. It’s also awesome. I played an early part of the game and Juliet’s diamond crusted chainsaw and hacked zombies away. In a Dead Rising way, you come across survivors who need your help and must save them before their health dwindles and you must fight them instead. Save them and your job is done as they’re whisked away via helicopter to safety. Juliet has a light and heavy attack. The heavy being the chainsaw and can also use her Pom Poms to attack. Build up enough kills and you can use her Sparkle meter to get one-hit kills with the chainsaw. It’s an orgasm of rainbows, sparkles, and blood that is the most confusing enthralling experience. Camera controls are slow when using manually but are not an issue in combat. The HUD has a comic book feel that compliments the feel of the game.
Think you’re ready for the zombie outbreak that’s about to descend in Lollipop Chainsaw? Think again. Until you get up to speed on some of the wicked combat moves, you don’t stand a chance. Do yourself a favor and prepare for the impending apocalypse by watching Juliet Starling use skull-crushing combos, heavy weaponry and array of unlockable costumes, moves and upgrades to destroy every undead enemy unfortunate enough to cross her path.
Juliet Starling cares about three things in the post-apocalyptic world: saving her bodiless boyfriend Nick, keeping her trusty chainsaw running and sporting a spicy wardrobe while she obliterates the zombie onslaught. In Lollipop Chainsaw, Juliet will, of course, be in her signature cheerleader get-up, but a girl can never have too many outfits in her closet. All of these threads are included in the full retail version of Lollipop Chainsaw for free and can be unlocked throughout the campaign.
Hungry zombies, hot cheerleaders and chainsaw-based combat are all very compelling on their own, but when all those elements come together in Lollipop Chainsaw, the combination is irresistible. A game this twisted could not have happened without the vivid and imaginative minds of Suda51 (No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned) and writer James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, Slither, Super). Give your readers an inside look at the thought process of this outrageously creative team in a new behind the scenes trailer.
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friends obviously has never met Juliet Starling’s sisters in Lollipop Chainsaw. Juliet’s big sis, Cordelia, is an expert zombie hunter and never leaves home without her trusty sniper rifle – the perfect tool for picking off the undead at long range. The baby Starling of the family, Rosalind, might only be 16
, but that doesn’t mean she can’t slay zombies, too!
After a long, strenuous day of decapitating zombies and eating strawberry lollipops, the last thing Juliet wants to worry about is her dirty wardrobe. Getting rid of the bits of decaying zombie flesh, massive amounts of blood and that putrid undead smell from her cheerleader outfit is no easy task.
Enter ZOM-BE-GONE, the latest in detergent technology from Lollipop Chainsaw. With ZOM-BE-GONE, Juliet’s clothes transform from “caked on spleen to totally clean!” Check out the how the real-life Juliet gets rid of her toughest clothing stains with ZOM-BE-GONE:
What is the exact soundtrack to a zombie massacre? In scoring the upcoming game Lollipop Chainsaw, artist Jimmy Urine (of Mindless Self Indulgence) and Grasshopper Manufacture Sound Director Akira Yamaoka had to address these types of questions. When Juliet rips through a decaying zombie torso with her trusty chainsaw, would Sleigh Bells fit better than Sinatra? Or should it be an original composition? In this behind the scenes video, Jimmy and Akira discuss the various influences that go into scoring a game with such a strong visual and creative style and the aesthetic basis from which the soundtrack was compiled.
For most of us, the fondest memory of our school bus was never having to ride it again. However, the Lollipop Chainsaw school bus will erase those memories and replace them with pure awesome, including excessive blood, gruesome body parts, gaming kiosks and some kick ass artwork inside and out. See the transformed ordinary school bus into a vicious vehicle of sex, blood and rock ‘n’ roll.
The normal run-of-the-mill zombie may not give Lollipop Chainsaw’s Juliet Starling, San Romero’s heroic cheerleader, a hard time with her trusty chainsaw by her side, but the Bosses of Zombie Rock are a force to be reckoned with. InLollipop Chainsaw, Juliet will face larger than life bosses such as: Zed, the punk-rockin’ misfit; Vikke, the king of Viking metal; Josey, the master of funk; Mariska, the queen of Psychedelia and many more.
A game as demented and vibrant as Lollipop Chainsaw demands a voice cast chock full of colorful and experienced actors to bring it to life. Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Grasshopper Manufacture are happy to reveal the voice cast that worked with filmmaker James Gunn (Super, Slither, Dawn of the Dead) to flesh out the characters and create a wonderfully wicked world of gumdrops and gore.
Tara Strong, the renowned voice behind dozens of video game and cartoon characters, including Harley Quinn in last year’s Batman: Arkham City, stars as the game’s central protagonist, Juliet Starling. Michael Rosenbaum, known for his role as Lex Luthor in Smallville, voices the disembodied head of her boyfriend Nick.
Outside of the two leads, the rest of the cast is no less impressive with names appearing from all over the film and television industry. Checking in to bring some verve to Cordelia is Linda Cardelleni, known best as Lindsay Weir from the cult classic Freaks and Geeks. Shawnee Smith, one of the stars of the first four Saw films and Michael Rooker, of Walking Dead and Slither, also appear in the game. Veteran TV and film actor Gregg Henry (Slither, Payback, The Riches, Hung) takes on the role of Juliet’s father and brings all the flair one would assume given his Elvis-inspired pompadour and roots as one of the greatest zombie hunters ever.
Swan, Romero High School’s resident goth, will be played by James’ brother Sean Gunn, who has also appeared in the 2010 film Super and Gilmore Girls. The final piece to this puzzle is the impressive set of lungs on rocker Jimmy Urine from the band Mindless Self Indulgence. On top of contributing to the game’s soundtrack, Jimmy lends his voice talent to the deranged Zed.
To celebrate the “undying” love between Juliet and her headstrong boyfriend Nick, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES present a new Lollipop Chainsaw trailer just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces North American pre-order details for gamers who want to ensure their copy of Lollipop Chainsaw is reserved on launch day. Take a peek inside Juliet’s closet and pick the hottest outfit of your choice! Players who pre-order can customize the appearance of the sweet and sexy zombie-hunter, Juliet, with five unique looks. Juliet won’t be in her birthday suit, but players have lots of options for how to dress her up to celebrate her 18th birthday! Check out the wide variety of character skins available with Lollipop Chainsaw pre-orders.
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announces the electrifying video game soundtrack of Lollipop Chainsaw with music by Jimmy Euringer (a.k.a Little Jimmy Urine). Jimmy is the front-man, songwriter, and programmer for the band Mindless Self Indulgence. He is also part of the duo known as The Left Rights, a musical side project in collaboration with fellow Mindless Self Indulgence guitarist Steve Righ?. Urine composed all the music found in the boss battles, including voicing Zed, the punk boss, of Lollipop Chainsaw, developed by SUDA 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture.
While Juliet is hacking and slashing her way through boss fights, Jimmy’s insane music will accompany every gory chainsaw swipe– making this game a true combination of sex, blood and over-the-top rock n’ roll. And if that doesn’t make your spine quiver, don’t forget the previously confirmed news that original music from Akira Yamaoka will be on tap through the game, along with some familiar tunes from throughout the annals of music history.
Available later this year, Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie-hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. With her wickedly awesome chainsaw in hand, Juliet slices, dices and splits her way through hordes of the undead, but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw-wielding cheerleader.
Every school has its outcasts and Lollipop Chainsaw’s San Romero High is no exception. Swan is the resident Goth Geek Bastard who loathes people and society. Seeking revenge on the people who rejected and ridiculed him, Swan is on a mission to take over the world. But there was one thing he did not count on – Juliet, San Romero’s resident cheerleader and zombie-slayer, kicking his ass.
So relax, suck back on a strawberry lollipop and enjoy the new vignette!