When we first saw Lollipop Chainsaw it was love at first sight. Not only does it have a cheerleader killing zombies, but rainbows and sparkles flow just as much as the blood does. When you take into account the game’s pedigree with it being overseen by Suda51 (No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), it’s hard not to be excited. We hadn’t seen much of it since our PAX preview, but with Halloween on everyone’s minds, we got a new trailer appropriately titled “Total Awesomness.” Watch…

Above: Watch out for upskirts and flying profanity

This is the first time we’ve seen really seen backstory in the Lollipop footage, as we meet an old man known as Morikawa. He’s a sushi chef and karate master that seems to act as a sort of Yoda for hero Juliet, just more perverted that the green Muppet. Morikawa combines his karate and sushi talents to dice up the zombies infesting San Romero High School. Lollipop Chainsaw is scheduled to comme out some time next year.


  • CitizenWolfie - October 31, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    I sort of agree with MidianGTX in that I'm not Suda51's biggest fan. I cringed when I heard about Shadow of the Damned (LOL! Boner!) and cringed more when I heard about this. More often than not I applaud GamesRadar and its staff as they usually call some quality games but I do wonder why Suda51 is hailed as this inventive gaming genius when every game I've seen credited to him is massively derivative. Don't get me wrong, I like cheerleaders. I like zombies. I like chainsaws and panty shots. But is this really going to be all that different to Bayonetta/Devil May Cry/God of War/Generic Slash em Up?
  • n00b...2! - October 31, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    its more about the personality and charm that he brings to his games. sure Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 were better games but i had more fun playing No More Heroes and Killer 7
  • SalvadorZombie - October 31, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    Wolfie - I think you may be confusing referential design with derivation. There is a difference between referencing (which the NMH games do in spades) and simply reiterating something (see - Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, etc) with no context or commentary...think of the difference between parody and "Hey, remember 300? This is just like that! Funny, huh?" Suda 51s games also have a very distinct feel that I have not found in other games, and I enjoy them QUITE a bit. Also, if you look at his games, while they may seem merely sophomoric on the surface, they in fact portray women as quite powerful - Sylvia Christel, Jeane...even Shadows of the Damned's Paula isn't the simple maiden-in-distress she seems to be. His games, the actual GAME parts, are not "massively derivative." They might be clunky at times, but I defy you to show me the games that Killer 7 and NMH 1 and 2 were derived from. In fact, they feel (again, in my opinion) quite unique. If you're going to make accusations, please back them up at least. Not trying to be antagonistic, but please don't make empty claims. Now, taking it as its own say you like all of the things featured in Lollipop Chainsaw so far, but you immediately and without real reason flip to pondering how it's probably a ripoff? Unless you have played the game and tested out the game mechanics, what possible basis do you have for this?
  • CitizenWolfie - November 1, 2011 1:36 a.m.

    @Salvador - Looking back, perhaps I was being a bit harsh. I did a bit more research on Suda51 and it turns out he's behind (or partly responsible for) bits of Smash Bros and the rather excellent "Fire Pro" series so I'd like to take some of my comment back. I was referring more towards this and Shadow of the Damned in my comment as opposed to NMH or Killer 7 as both of the former had aspects I personally felt were very similar to games I'd seen before (but especially Lolipop Chainsaw). Personally I just feel that those games seem to be trying a bit to hard to look cool and "Western" at the expense of watering down the aspects idiosyncratic to Japanese game design. I said what I said about Lolipop Chainsaw purely on how it appears so far. Of course none of us have played it yet so I can't know but I wasn't outright saying it was a rip-off. I was genuinely asking what really makes it different to the other games I mentioned. Really I suppose I get frustrated at the heaps of praise shown for the man himself. When people like Ken Levine, Gabe Newell, Hideo Kojima and Fumito Ueda are constantly pushing and evolving games it seems odd to me how Suda51 appears to be getting just as much love despite (however quirky they may be) his games not really moving on. And then it's always the same thing from people after poor sales - "Shame on you for not buying this!" I'm sorry if you don't agree but that's just how I see it.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 1, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    Bah, thanks to Google Chrome my paragraphing has become lost in submission...
  • jackthemenace - October 31, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    Csn just hear that Boss yelling 'I DO COCAINE!" already. Shadows of the damned was so f*cking awesome, if this has ANY New Game + feature at all, I'm bying it without question. Also, <Obligatory comment about how cuh-rayzeh Suda is>
  • CancerMan - October 31, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    Oh Suda, you so crazy!
  • Zeb364 - October 31, 2011 11 a.m.

    This game is so freakin awesome. Tried it at PAX Prime and it was a blast.
  • MidianGTX - October 31, 2011 10 a.m.

    Ah, Suda51. Made that Wii game that was supposed to be excellent purely for the "wackiness" factor which actually turned out to be repetitive, clunky and couldn't perform for crap on the console it was designed to run on. Add in some of the most overused pop culture cliches of the new millennium and you've got... hold on, did you say you're excited about this game? I'll withhold judgement if it's all the same to you guys, this could go either way.
  • SalvadorZombie - October 31, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    Midian - barring your completely off-the-mark (and completely biased) remarks, if you're just going to be negative, why poison the comments section? Did you REALLY have a burning passion to spew that out?

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