Lollipop Chainsaw Announcement Trailer. James Gunn, Akira Yamaoka‘s Lollipop Chainsaw video game announcement trailer is from Suda-51, Grasshopper Manufacture, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Lollipop Chainsaw‘s plot synopsis: “Lollipop Chainsaw is the story of young, beautiful zombie-killer Juliet Starling, her sidekick disembodied-head boyfriend, and the entire Starling family of zombie killers as they team up to stop a colossal zombie outbreak. Leading the zombies are a group of zombie rock and roll lords who do battle with Juliet…When her high school is overrun with zombies, Juliet’s family history of zombie hunting comes in handy. Combining her cheerleading acrobatics and a deft hand with the chainsaw, Juliet takes the fight to the zombie hordes, attempting to discover the root of the outbreak, but she soon finds her task complicated by “zombie rock lords” intent on taking her down.”
Look at the team name/logo across Juliet Starling’s ti…umm…across the top of her cheerleader uniform. San Romero Knights, a nod to zombie legend George Romero. What Juliet Starling says while wielding her chainsaw (later in the announcement trailer) will remind the hardcore gamer of Bruce Campbell‘s quips from the video game Broken Helix.
On the Lollipop Chainsaw video game:
Lollipop Chainsaw is an all-new third person action game…[that] lets players assume the role of the chainsaw-wielding cheerleader Juliet Starling.
When will Lollipop Chainsaw be released:
WBIE confirmed that it is working with the title’s Japanese publisher, Kadokawa Games, to publish the game outside of Asia. The game should debut internationally in 2012.
James Gunn’s involvement in Lollipop Chainsaw:
About a year ago, Warner Bros came to me and asked me if I wanted to be involved with a video game, Lollipop Chainsaw, being developed by the great Goichi Suda AKA Suda51 and Grasshopper. They showed me some test footage of the chainsaw-wielding high school cheerleader and I was blown away by its mix of graphic violence, fun, and glittery goodness. Right away I signed on, and helped them to develop a story, dialogue, and characters with James Gunn style and humor while keeping that Suda51/Grasshopper no-holds-barred edge.
What did I do? I was involved with crafting the story, and helping to create the characters, and writing the dialogue – this was not only stuff that affects the English translation of the game, but the heart of the game itself – so yes, the Japanese version has my imprint on it as well. I also worked with the American actors and voice artists to create the characters
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