Suda51 makes some of our favorite
games, be they the off-kilter Killer7 or the hellishly punk Shadows of the
Damned. Suda’s studio Grasshopper Manufacture has a pretty big 2012 planned,
with downloadable games like Sine Mora and Black Knight Sword, along with the
baseball meets zombies title Diabolical Pitch, but Lollipop Chainsaw has to be
the team’s marquee release of the year. We just got a new trailer for the 2012
title that sheds some light on the plot (other than “cheerleaders vs zombies
equals success”), along with one of the lead villains.
Chainsaw’s plot looks like the story of a goth
kid named Swan getting revenge on his high school (with demonic
incantations instead of automatic weapons) and a cheerleader named Juliet
stands in the way. And this time the cheerleader has a chainsaw that
shoots explosions. Of course, Grasshopper’s stories are often a lot more
twisted than they seem on the surface. What do you think the strange twist will
be near the end? Our bet is it turns out to be the dream of a space pirate and
the final stage is on Venus.