If you’re not familiar with Lollipop Chainsaw but are a fan of zombies, kick-ass female protagonists, chainsaws, surrealist video gaming, and/or punk rock music, you are about to absolutely love me.
This title, set to release June 12th in the US, is being produced by Kadokawa Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Set to explode onto your Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 with all the pigtails and pink you can handle, Lollipop Chainsaw centers around Juliet Starling, a cheerleader/zombie hunter mowing down the undead hoards in a fictional California high school. Her favorite food is strawberry lollipops, and her favorite things include karaoke and dismembering the undead. The official site touts the game as “bursting with sex, blood, and rock and roll.” This strange combination has gamers strangely and undeniably curious about the summer title.
Oh, and did I mention that her boyfriend is a dismembered head? Because apparently he got bit by a zombie, so she cut off his head to keep the venom from reaching his brain. That’s just the tip of the strange iceberg here, guys.
Recently, excited gamers were treated to a video interview with the two creative minds behind the soundscaping of this unorthodox zombie massacre. Little Jimmy Urine, who scored all of the boss fights for the game, described Lollipop Chainsaw as “Totally. Fucking. Crazy.” He was excited to explain that for a lot of his musical inspiration, he let the music flow naturally from the design of the boss characters.
Akira Yamaoka, the sound director for Lollipop Chainsaw, described the title as “crammed full of amazingly surreal stuff in this extraordinary world of fiction.” He said that in scoring the game, he was strongly influenced by the music of the 80s, which he said left a strong impression on him.
Check out the full interview in the video here! (Contains profanity).
How awesome does this game look? I’m not usually one for such crazy-gory titles, but the surreal juxtaposition of an adorable, typically anime high school girl armed with a pink chainsaw slicing and dicing masses of zombies just intrigues me too much. I’ve already got my copy on preorder!