Famitsu.com went live with their Lollipop Chainsaw preview today, sharing new details and the first direct-feed screenshots of the Grasshopper production.
The game follows a zombie outbreak in San Romero High School, the largest high school on the west coast of America. Luckily, protagonist Juliet hails from a family of zombie hunters, where she’s known for her chainsaw and cheer leading expertise. Her chainsaw is pink because that’s her favorite color. You can power up the chainsaw and gain new skills as you progress. The zombies appear on her 18th birthday.
“We’re putting a lot of effort into the soundtrack, definitely,” said Grasshopper boss Goichi Suda to Famitsu. “Part of the reason we established Grasshopper in the first place was so we could work on every part of a game in-house, and we treat sound especially importantly in this outfit. The sound team for Lollipop is led by Yamaoka and they’re working on a whole array of pop tunes right now. Part of the gameplay might involve sound as well, although exactly how we’re still keeping a secret.”
Lollipop Chainsaw‘s release is still to be announced, but Suda hinted that it’s not too far off.
“The game’s framework is complete, and now we’re deep into the fine-tuning process,” Suda said. “I’d place it at around 70 percent complete. It’s really a new era for zombie games — a piece of ‘pop’ zombie entertainment.”
Check out the Fami-shots below (that’s what we’re callin’ ’em):