Yoshimi Yasuda, president and CEO of Dragami Games, has released an official statement regarding the, tentatively titled Lollipop Chainsaw Remake, which is slated for a 2023 release.
The game was previously announced on 5th July 2022, and this second statement seeks to clarify questions and speculation regarding the previous statement.
- Title: Lollipop Chainsaw Remake (Tentative)
- Release Date: 2023
- Country/Region: Worldwide
- Platform: TBA
- Publisher: Dragami Games, Ltd.
【Message From the Producer】
It has been a week since the Lollipop Chainsaw Remake has been announced. Many fans have inquired about the contents of the previous announcement, and we would like to take the time to share our thoughts on the projects.
The primary goal of the Lollipop Chainsaw Remake project is to make it so that players who wish to play Lollipop Chainsaw can do so easily, and not to make a new Lollipop Chainsaw game. Of course, the ideal thing to do would be to make a remastered version of the game changing nothing. However, we were unfortunately unable to include 16 of the licensed songs, which were a great part of the original game, and so we are instead making a remake that is as close as possible to a remaster.
There has been speculation that the remake will change the story. We believe that Lollipop Chainsaw’s story is a huge part of what fans love about the original game, and we, the development staff, feel the same. As such, the story will not be changed in the remake.
Additionally, we do not intend to change the aesthetic of the game. The mention of how the game will have a more realistic look in the previous announcement was meant to refer to how we will make use of the advanced rendering technology available in current game consoles. We do not wish to change Juliet’s design, and the assumption that we want to is baseless. We were the ones who created Juliet’s model data after great trial and error ten years ago, and feel attached to her more than anyone else.
Finally, we learned after the announcement of Lollipop Chainsaw Remake that many fans are worried about censorship in the game. We have not yet discussed the issue with the platform holders yet, and thus cannot say anything about the topic, but what we can say is that we intend to negotiate with the platform holders to make it so that the game can be as close to the original version as possible.
13th July 2022
Lollipop Chainsaw Producer