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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Announces Release Date

Dragami Games finally announced the release date along with the first trailer of the Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP game.

After two years since the first announcement, Dragami Games finally announced the release date and first trailer of the Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP game. Originally the game was going to be released as a Remake, but eventually it will only be a Remastered game.

The game will focus on quality-of-life improvements, additional features, and content. The developers will also maintain the original story and core-gameplay.

For those of you who are uninformed, Lollipop Chainsaw is a zombie game with an Action Hack-and-Slash genre. This game was first released in 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

At that time, the game was developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, which was fronted by Suda51 and James Gunn. However, the Remastered version is now taken over by a new developer, Dragami Games.

New Content from the Remastered version

Juliet Starling, a Cheerleader, becomes the main protagonist in this game. On her 18th birthday, she went to the park for a date with her boyfriend, Nick Carlyle.

However, there was an outbreak of zombies which made Nick bitten by one of the zombies. Realizing that Nick will soon turn into a zombie, Juliet decides to behead Nick to save him.

Under strange circumstances, Nick, who has actually lost his head, can still survive and speak normally. Juliet and Nick are caught up in a zombie outbreak that has a student leader and five zombies representing different types of music.

Using a Chainsaw, Juliet is ready to fight and kill all the zombies that stand in her way for her survival.

Here are the new details in the Remastered version:
  • There are no changes to the story, it remains the same as the original version.
  • The core gameplay also remains the same as the original version.
  • There are two mode options, namely Original Mode and RePOP Mode.
  • Original Mode (Uncensored) will retain the gore and blood elements.
  • RePOP Mode (Censored) will reduce the gore elements and change the blood effects to “Pop-Art Damage Effects”.
  • The digital edition will be released first on September 25, 2024.
  • A physical edition is planned, but there is still no firm release date.
  • The entire licensed soundtrack of the original version was replaced with new music of a similar tone.
  • The visual resolution was upgraded to Full HD, which is a shame because it doesn’t reach 4K.
  • Juliet’s speed when using Chainsaw gets a boost. The higher the combo hits, the faster she moves.
  • Chainsaw Blaster now has Auto-lock and Auto-Fire features that you can toggle.
  • There are a total of 30 costumes for Juliet that you can get in the game, without buying DLC.
  • There are four hair colors and four new Chainsaw colors.
  • Juliet’s Room has many new features.
  • Added Ranking feature to Time Attack mode.

The release date of Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP will be on September 25, 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series, Switch and PC. Unfortunately, the game is no longer available for PS4.

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