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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Remaster Game Launches on September 25

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game will release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Steam

Former CEO of Kadokawa Games and current CEO of Dragami Games Yoshimi Yasuda stated on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday that Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, the planned remaster of filmmaker James Gunn and Gōichi Suda's (Suda51) Lollipop Chainsaw hack-and-slash game, will release digitally worldwide for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on September 25 (September 26 in Japan).

A physical version of the game will be available worldwide. The physical version for PS5 and Switch in Japan and Asia will release on September 26. Yasuda added Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP is the "definitive version of the game which leaves the story unchanged, with the focus on quality-of-life improvements and additional gameplay content."

The game was originally a remake, but is now a remaster.

A combination of staff from the original game and Dragami Games staff are developing the game. Gunn and Suda are not involved with the remaster.

Yasuda posted a message on Twitter in English and Japanese in July 2022 that his company purchased the IP from Kadokawa Games after the status of the game was in limbo. He added Warner Bros. is supporting Dragami Games in this endeavor.

The Lollipop Chainsaw hack-and-slash zombie game launched for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide in June 2012. Grasshopper Manufacture developed the game, and Kadokawa Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment published the game. The game was a collaboration between Gōichi Suda (Suda51) and filmmaker James Gunn.

Kadokawa Games divested part of its business to the new company Dragami Games in May 2022. Kadokawa Games' president and CEO Yasuda and company director Satoshi Fuyuno established Dragami Games in May 2022.

Source: Yoshimi Yasuda's X/Twitter account (link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5)

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