Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Kadokawa Games announced today that Grashopper Manufacture's latest title, Lollipop Chainsaw
, has been picked up for publication and distribution outside Japan.Lollipop Chainsaw
, which was revealed
last month, stars recently-turned-18, San Romero High School Cheerleader, Juliet. Unfortunately, zombies invade her high school, so she sets about bringing them down with her trusty chainsaw.
Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, shared a couple of words about Suda51's latest:
Our exciting partnership with Kadokawa Games allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets. Grasshopper Manufacture’s games have shown tremendous success with gamers around the globe and we are delighted to expand our portfolio of Japanese-developed games.
Yoshimi Yasuda, President of KADOWAKA GAMES, added his two cents, as well:
We are looking forward to partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on our first entry into the HD console market. We are also thrilled to have a team like GRASSHOPPER and talent like Suda51 creating such an interesting and distinct game for us to work with and bring to the fans.
Alongside Suda51, Lollipop Chainsaw
also see the return of Akira Yamaoka, the famed composer behind the Silent Hill
series and Grasshopper's previous effort, Shadows of the Damned
. In addition to these two talents, Hollywood director and writer, James Gunn (Super, Slither, Dawn of the Dead, Tromeo and Juliet
) has been brought on board to help give an edge to the storytelling in Lollipop Chainsaw
is currently scheduled for release in 2012.