We already know Lollipop Chainsaw will
rock an off-beat aesthetic, but thanks to the newly released cast
list, we now know its voices will match the visuals. Perk your ears
as Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville's Lex Luthor), and Tara Strong
(Batman: Arkham City's Harley Quinn) introduce the colorful voice
talent behind Grasshopper Manufacture's next project.
In case you zoned out during
the montage, Lollipop Chainsaw will star a number of actors familiar
to geeks and fanboys of all stripes. It includes an appearance by The
Walking Dead's Michael Rooker as the intimidating “Vikke”, Freks
and Geeks's Lindsay Weir as “Cordelia”, and Saw's Shawnee Smith as
the trippy “Mariska”.
The cast of Lollipop Chainsaw is
taking direction from cult film writer and director James Gunn
(Slither, Super), who recently waxed poetic about penning the
game's script with Joystiq, saying, "In films, it's hard to say
'we're trying to do something new in a movie' -- it's kind of a
simple thing. Games are infinitely more complex than film, and
there's still so much stuff that hasn't been done, it's really
exciting, because there's just so much untrampled ground. That's
cool. There's so many things that haven't been done."
It's arguable Buffy did it first, but
we like where Gunn is going with Suda 51's “un-deadly” vision.
See where it's at in our latest preview, and where it ends up when Lollipop Chainsaw rips in to PS3 and Xbox
360 on June 12 in North America, and June 15 in the UK.