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Cult Classic Lollipop Chainsaw to Return

Lollipop Chainsaw's absurdity and sexualized action made it a cult classic.
Lollipop Chainsaw's absurdity and sexualized action made it a cult classic. / Courtesy of Grasshopper Manufacture/Kadokawa Games

Cult classic horror hack-and-slash game Lollipop Chainsaw appears to be set for a return more than a decade after its initial release, according to its executive producer.

Yoshimi Yasuda was CEO of Kadokawa Games in 20012 when it published Lollipop Chainsaw, which was developed by Grasshopper Manufacture. Yasuda also executive produced the game. Last month, he left his position at Kadokawa and founded his own games company, Dragami Games.

On Tuesday, Yasuda tweeted, "Lollipop Chainsaw is back by Dragami Games. Please look forward to it." He neglected to share any other information about the game, leaving unclear whether that meant a remake, a remaster, a sequel or something else entirely.

Lollipop Chainsaw follows Juliet Starling (voiced by Tara Strong), a cheerleader who takes up arms to save her high school from a zombie invasion. She carries the disembodied-but-still–living head of her boyfriend Nick on her belt. Its absurd comedy and overtly sexualized action helped cement its cult following.

As it stands, Lollipop Chainsaw is only playable on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the two consoles on which it was originally released. It's never been re-released, and is neither backwards compatible on Xbox Series X|S nor available to stream through PS Plus on PlayStation 5, making it difficult to play.

Lollipop Chainsaw director Suda51 has yet to comment on a Lollipop Chainsaw revival; ditto co-writer James Gunn. The two celebrated the game's 10-year anniversary earlier this week on Twitter.