Lollipop Chainsaw is now available at one of the cheapest prices we've ever seen on PS3. £3.99 will get you a preowned copy from Game today.
This is a great deal for Suda 51's rainbow-flavoured zombie slayer. On release, I didn't particularly rate the game, but at £3.99 you'll have some fun. The script includes some amusing lines and touching moments between Juliet and Nick. But some of the gross-for-effect humour is flat-out embarrassing. Combat lacks depth, but if you play the game in short bursts, you're less likely to notice. Juliet Starling is a fantastic character though and if we ever see a sequel we hope Suda-san will convince the action masters at Platinum to take over.
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Does giving the undead a solid ass-kicking with a chainsaw-wielding, balletic cheerleader while the disembodied head of her boyfriend shouts amusingly helpless asides sound like your cup of tea? How about an enormously entertaining, action-stuffed romp bursting with character and colour and kibbles? You really ought to give Lollipop Chainsaw a try.
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This is the best price I've seen for Suda 51's rainbow-flavoured zombie slayer. On release I didn't particularly rate the game, but for a tenner you could do worse. The script varies from amusing lines to touching moments between Juliet and Nick. But some of the gross-for-effect humour is flat-out embarrassing. Combat is seriously lacking in depth, but if you play the game in short bursts you're less likely to notice. Juliet Starling is a fantastic character though and if we ever see a sequel we hope Suda-san will convince the action masters at Platinum to take over.
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A chainsaw wielding, shirt-busting, zombie-slaying cheerleader. Well, it's not the worst way to get your average gamer's attention. In many ways it's professional gaming auteur headcase, Suda51's most accessible title. The humour can be a bit pointlessly crude at times, but there are some surprisingly well-written scenes between Juliet and her boyfriend's head (attached to her skirt in decapitated form FYI). The action is energetic stuff with kicks, pompoms and a ruddy big chainsaw being your tools of zombie annihilation amidst showers of blood and sparkles. So yeah, it's a bit mental and a fiver cheaper at Amazon than anywhere else too.
With some fancy footwork (and doubtlessly some Euro 2012 hype), FIFA 12 has scored its way back into first place, putting it beyond the up-to-now safe hands of the Ghostly goalkeeper. Sorry, that's as far as that metaphor's likely to go. Future Soldier is down to second place after an impressive three week run, followed up by tortured and cathartic shooter Max Payne 3.
Lollipop Chainsaw, the brilliantly silly and exploitative cheerleading brawler from Grasshopper and Kadokawa, has managed to enter straight into number 4, which is a fantastic achievement for a new title - especially for a singleplayer only game.
Elsewhere, some familiar faces round out the top ten, though Modern Warfare 3 has slipped to 14th, losing ground to BF3, Diablo III and Game Of Thrones.Click here to read more...
Kadokawa Games and Grasshopper Manufacture have just dropped Lollipop Chainsaw in the States today, and we can expect it to hit our shores this Friday. Imagine if Buffy, zombies, a packet of Skittles, some crack, one of Suda 51's genius poos, and a B&Q catalogue were all shoved into a blender..it'd make a mess.
But a gloriously insane action-adventure type of mess. Hopefully.
The more we see of this game, the more we want it. Killer punk rock zombie that can stitch himself back together? Yes please! A morbidly obese Viking, spewing laser beams of death metal from his decapitated noggin? Yep, we'll have that. And what about the funky undead lovechild of Baron Samedi and Bootsy Collins, who literally drops bombs?
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Ahem.Check out the promo after the jump...
When the Killer7's director and Slither's director collaborate on a videogame, you know that things are going to get seriously weird. Goichi "Suda51" Suda and James Gunn have sat down to discuss the thought processes behind Lollipop Chainsaw in a new developer diary, and their quest to make a "funny zombie game" that defies conventions and expectations. They're certainly on course to deliver something truly bizarre, if the insane chainsaw-cheerleading, zombie rock lord-murdering, pole-dancing, goth-antagonising, sister-exploiting project is anything like as awesome as the trailers make out.
Lollipop Chainsaw is set to release on June 15th for PS3 and Xbox 360- hit the jump for the new developer diary.Click here to read more...
Lollipop Chainsaw keeps getting crazier the closer we get to its June 15th release date, and it seems that cheerleading protagonist Juliet's family aren't exactly the stabilising influence a teenager needs. Rather, they're properly insane.
Seriously, certifiably insane.
This latest trailer shows them at their most bizarre, and is arguably worth watching for the line "my sisters and I all wear our vaginas proudly" on top of the new action gameplay footage. Because, when Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture are developing a brawler set in an American high school, anything can happen.Click here to read more...
Grasshopper have unleashed a new video trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw, which takes a peek behind the scenes at the musical side of things. Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine and Grasshopper Manufacture’s sound director Akira Yamaoka come together to discuss exactly what goes into concocting a zombie-slaying soundtrack.Click here to read more...
What's a man without a penis? What's a penis without a man? These are the life-shattering questions a voice actor working on a Grasshopper Manufacture title needs to be prepared to ask themselves.
Grasshopper have dropped a new trailer revealing the voice cast behind the upcoming game. Tara Strong, the voice behind Batman: Arkham Asylum's maniacal Harley Quinn, steps up to play protagonist Juliet.Click here for more details and that trailer after the jump...
Every school has its outcasts... and Lollipop Chainsaw’s San Romero High is no exception. Swan is the resident Goth stereotype who loathes other people, and seeking revenge on the people who rejected and ridiculed him, embarks on a mission to take over the world. Luckily heroic undead-slaying cheerleader Juliet will be on hand to mete out some cute-yet-gory ultraviolence in Suda51's bizarre pulpy epic action game.
We've got a new trailer and some screenshots after the break so that you and Swan can get better acquianted.Click here to read more...
In honour of the annual fright fest, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Kadokawa Games have released a brand new trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw. Full of blood, skin and severed heads, it includes everything there is to love about Halloween. The trailer also offers gamers their first glimpse at Morikawa, a second-generation zombie hunter who looks after his apprentice, Juliet. We've also got a slavering horde of screenshots after the break.Click here for the sexy, sparkly Halloween goodness (NSFW?)...
Akira Yamaoka, acclaimed composer and Grasshopper Manufacture's Chief Creative Officer, has suggested that the company's success has been down to their willingness to pursue the things that they want to pursue rather than necessarily skewing their efforts towards a target audience as some games do.Click here to read more...
Just looking at the Suda 51 name and Juliet Starling’s outfit, you know this is going to be another bat-shit crazy game from the Japanese auteur and Grasshopper Manufacture. What I didn’t expect to see at the developer walkthrough with Producer Scott Warr at Warner Bros Interactive’s Gamescom HQ was some of the most engaging action of the week.
You are high-school cheerleader Juliet Starling who forgoes further extra-curricular activities in favour of a spot of
vampire zombie slaying and it looks like they’ve chosen her 18th birthday (cutting it close, Suda-san) to come and find her at school. We’re not asking why zombies are there; let’s face it, if no film in history can give us a decent explanation, why should we expect any more from Suda 51’s pigtails-and-chainsaw vision? Juliet attends San Romero High, an on-the-nose reference reference to the classic zombie director, who still manages to get his dues despite his last few films being absolute shite.
The visuals aren’t your usual standard as they have a cell-shaded flavour to them, most noticeable thanks to the thin black line around the characters, who themselves have richly shaded textures. Think The Darkness II but with less gloom. Additionally there is a film grain filter on top, which does a good job of hiding any rougher edges.
Lollipop Chainsaw was announced last week to not-much fanfare. Suda 51's followup to Shadows of the Damned is shaping up to be typically weird and wonderful, with a teenage cheerleader sawing up all manner of undead monstrosities who bleed blasts of pink light when struck by her trademark chainsaw. We know little to nothing on the title, except that the director or cult-classics Slither and Super, James Gunn, penned the script.Click here for more
Grasshopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw has been picked up for publication and distribution outside of Japan. Warner Bros. Interactive will be releasing the latest quirky slice of gaming from the mind of Suda51 in 2012, having announced a new partnership with Lollipop's Japanese publisher, Kadokawa Games.Click here to read more...
You thought Shadows of the Damned was weird? Wait till you see Lollipop Chainsaw, where 18 year-old high school cheerleader Juliet Starling battles all manner of undead monstrosities who bleed "bursts of pink light". This is Suda51's next game, outed on Japanese mag Famitsu and kindly translated by 1UP, and it sounds suitably weird and wonderful.Click here for more on Lollipop Chainsaw