Saturday, 20 August 2011

Lollipop Chainsaw - 360/PS3

Back in June, I had the pleasure of interviewing Suda 51 - the man behind several brilliant off-the-wall titles including Killer 7, No More Heroes and Shadows Of The Damned.

While chatting about future projects, the Japanese developer said we should "continue to expect the unexpected" from Grasshopper Manufacture.

Well, that "unexpected" turns out to be Juliet Starling, an 18-year-old cheerleader who likes nothing more than lopping the heads off zombies with her unfeasibly large chainsaw.

While the game sports buckets of blood and gory decapitations, the violence is off-set with glitter, sparkles and love hearts, which spew forth from Juliet's chainsaw as she cuts the zombies down.

Lollipop Chainsaw looks to be a delicious mash-up of No More Heroes, Dead Rising and Bayonetta - it's typical Suda 51 and it looks magnificent.

The game will be published by Warner Bros and released next year.

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