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!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES are excited to reveal the key art for Lollipop Chainsaw! The new front of box shot features the game’s femme brutale, Juliet Starling.
This art will also be featured as the main image in Juliet’s Yearbook Tab on the official Lollipop Chainsaw Facebook page. The tab includes the “Juliet’s Head of the Class” yearbook contest where fans will be able create their own gruesome and customized zombie headshot and then join one of the San Romero High’s cliques. Fans can then vote for their favorite submissions and the top rated portraits will be included in Juliet’s Head of the Class Yearbook and on the front page of the gallery.
Available in 2012, 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.