Dragami Games has announced that the Lollipop Chainsaw remake has been delayed until Summer 2024. Additionally, the official title of the game is now Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP.
“The title of Lollipop Chainsaw Remake has been decided as Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP,” Dragami Games explained on Twitter. “In addition, the release date will be postponed from 2023 to the summer of 2024. We will do our best to make high-quality games, so please continue to support us!”
— ドラガミゲームス【公式】 (@Dragami_Games) August 11, 2023
The original game was released in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but no platforms for Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP have been announced yet. The original producer, Yoshimimi Yasuda, is working on the game. However, it’s been confirmed that veterans Suda51 and James Gunn aren’t involved with the remake.
Yasuda has also clarified that he wants RePOP to stay as close as possible to the original game. As a result, the story won’t be changed. Additionally, the studio intends to leverage modern hardware and rendering technology for the game’s graphics. However, Yasuda said that 16 songs from the original soundtrack can’t be used for the remake due to licensing issues, and he hasn’t been able to comment on the topic of censorship as he hadn’t discussed it with the platform holders yet.
In GameSpot’s Lollipop Chainsaw review, we said, “Lollipop Chainsaw is cheery and obscene, but it doesn’t hit its marks consistently enough to be more than a passing amusement.”