The producer of the previously announced Lollipop Chainsaw Remake, Yoshimi Yasuda, has announced that the game has been delayed to Summer 2024 following its initial 2023 specification.
Additionally, the game has now been re-titled to Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP.
Yasuda said the following regarding these developments:
“The official title is “Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP.” We are working hard on game development, but we need a little more time. We will do our best to create the game that you will love, so we ask for your continued support.”
Thanks to Gematsu for sharing this news.
This remake will aim to be faithful to the original except with more realistic graphics thanks to next-gen hardware. This title aims to make it possible for users to play the game easily, not to make a new entry. A remastered version would have been ideal, but 16 licensed songs were removed and were integral to the game’s tone, so this remake is being developed with the intention of being as close to a remaster as possible. Additionally, the story has been confirmed to be unchanged.
Lastly, censorship has been addressed as a prominent topic of concern amongst fans. Yasuda does not confirm nor deny whether it will occur, as conversations with platform holders have not happened yet. The specific wording used is that negotiation will be done “so that the game will be as close to the original version as possible.”
We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on the news about Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, such as an official trailer, specific release timing, planned platforms, and more.
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