Lollipop Chainsaw Has Support From Hollywood
Kadokawa announces publishing partner and scenario supervisor for Suda 51's new game.
Back at the announcement of Grashopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw a couple of weeks back, creative director Suda 51 said that the game would see international release. Today, we learned the publisher.
Lollipop Chainsaw was one of the main attractions at the Kadokawa Games Conference 2011 Summer press event in Roppongi today. Joining Suda 51 and other guests, Kadokawa invited Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Senior Vice President Business Operations Debra Baker out to the stage. Warner Bros. will be releasing the game in all territories outside of Asia and Japan.
Speaking at the event, Baker said that she hopes to deliver Lollipop Chainsaw not just to current fans of Grasshopper, but to others as well. She also revealed that Warner's cooperation extends beyond just publishing the game. James Gunn, writer of 2004's Dawn of the Dead remake and director and writer of 2011's Super, is supervising Lollipop's scenario.
We can expect other collaborations with creators from Hollywood and Japan, Kadokawa promised.
Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi was also at the event (see 4Gamer's coverage for some pics). He's not included in the collaboration list, though. Nagoshi was there just to show his support for the game, saying that Suda's games are "aggressive," and praising his active approach at producing original titles.
Suda 51 revealed that Lollipop Chainsaw is 75% complete. He hinted that we could be seeing more of main character Juliet in the future, saying that he and Kadokawa hope to develop her into an actress.
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