Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES Bring Together the Sweet and the “Un-Dead” in Lollipop Chainsaw

Aug 1st 2011

BURBANK, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and KADOKAWA GAMES today announce a new partnership to bring Lollipop Chainsaw to gamers around the world in 2012 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be publishing the game outside of all Asian territories.

Lollipop Chainsaw is an all-new third person action game being developed by GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, led by celebrated gamemaker Goichi Suda (aka Suda51) and featuring the musical compositions of the renowned Akira Yamoaka. In addition to these two talented individuals, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has tapped Hollywood director/writer, James Gunn (Super, Slither, Dawn of the Dead, Tromeo and Juliet) to bring his cult humor and edgy storytelling to Lollipop Chainsaw.

“Our exciting partnership with KADOKAWA GAMES allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets,” said Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE's games have shown tremendous success with gamers around the globe and we are delighted to expand our portfolio of Japanese-developed games.”

“We are looking forward to partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on our first entry into the HD console market," said Yoshimi Yasuda, President of KADOKAWA GAMES. "We are also thrilled to have a team like GRASSHOPPER and talent like Suda51 creating such an interesting and distinct game for us to work with and bring to the fans."

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.

For the latest information on the game, visit www.lollipopchainsaw.com or follow the team on twitter @lollichainsaw or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lollipopchainsaw.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About KADOKAWA GAMES

Company Name: KADOKAWA GAMES, LTD. Principal Business: Planning, developing and publishing video games Share holder: Kadokawa Group Holdings 100% President: Yoshimi Yasuda Establishment: 2009/4/1 About GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC

GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. is an independent interactive entertainment studio based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE was founded in 1998 by CEO Goichi Suda, who is known around the world for his distinctive style and innovative work as a game designer and scenario writer. For more information on GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE, visit www.grasshopper.co.jp, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Grasshopper_EN.

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LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW © KADOKAWA GAMES/ GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE. Distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Contacts

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Remi Sklar, 818-977-3023 [email protected] or Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Tali Fischer, 818-977-3106 [email protected]


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