Lollipop Chainsaw is an iconic PS3 title, and a remake of the crazy and colourful hack-and-slash game is currently in the works, slated for 2023.
Producer of both the original game and the remake, Yoshimi Yasuda of Dragami Games, took to Twitter to reassure fans that the team is doing everything it can to preserve the original’s aesthetic:
Many fans have asked questions about Lollipop Chainsaw Remake, so I will answer them.#ロリポップチェーンソー#lollipopchainsaw #ドラガミゲームス#dragamigames pic.twitter.com/V6iQG8mVDx— 安田善巳 Yoshimi Yasuda (@yasudaD5) July 12, 2022
Yasuda states that the primary goal of the Lollipop Chainsaw Remake is to provide a way for players to play the original title more easily and not to make a new Lollipop Chainsaw game.
This response comes after fan speculation that changes to the story or style of the game were in the works due to the remake project’s stated aim of bringing “a more realistic approach to graphics”.
Yasuda cleared up the confusion, stating:
“The mention of how the game will have a more realistic look in the previous announcement was meant to refer to how we will make use of the advanced rendering technology available in current game consoles,” Yasuda said.
“We do not wish to change Juliet’s design, and the assumption that we want to is baseless. We were the ones who created Juliet’s model data after great trial and error 10 years ago, and feel attached to her more than anyone else.
On the subject of censorship, he had the following to say:
“We learned after the announcement of Lollipop Chainsaw remake that many fans are worried about censorship in the game”.
“We have not yet discussed the issue with the platform holders yet, and thus cannot say anything about the topic, but what we can say is that we intend to negotiate with the platform holders to make it so that the game can be as close to the original version as possible.”
One aspect of the game that will have to be altered, however, is the game’s licensed music soundtrack. Several tracks will return, but due to licensing issues, new music will replace the rest.
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