Dragami Games’ remake of Lollipop Chainsaw officially has a name. Unfortunately for fans of the series, it also has a delay.
Dragami Games revealed today that the remake will be titled Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP while also announcing that its release is being pushed back in summer 2023. It had previously been slated for summer 2024.
“Although development of RePOP was carried out with the intention of a 2023 release, our commitment to providing the best possible quality experience to our players led us to making the hard decision to extend the development period in order to ensure this,” Dragami Games wrote in a statement.
“We sincerely apologize to all who had been waiting for the latest installment in the Lollipop Chainsaw series, and kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.”
Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP was first announced back in 2022. It’s a remake of the original 2012 hack-and-slash action game from Grasshopper Manufacture, though neither Goichi “Suda51” Suda or writer James Gunn (yes, that James Gunn) are involved.
We weren’t the biggest fans of Lollipop Chainse, writing in our original 5/10 review, “Lollipop Chainsaw doesn’t even attempt to differentiate itself from the genre, and most of what it does try new in the realm of its characters and writing ultimately ends up taking away from an incredible-on-paper action game.”
Nevertheless, it became something of a cult hit, and fans have pined for a re-release as it has become harder to play on modern consoles. With Lollipop Chainse RePOP, they’re finally getting one… eventually.
Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP will be out in summer 2024. It has not yet announced which consoles it will be supporting.
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