Warner Bros. Interactive Publishing Lollipop Chainsaw in the West

If you don't feel guilty for looking at this screen shot, then you're probably a convicted sex offender.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s London office released a statement today announcing that they will act as the publisher for Lollipop Chainsaw in all non-Asian territories.  The action title from Grasshopper Manufacture is described as “the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak.”

This sort of scenario is believed to be surprisingly common in the head of the wildly perverted creative lead designer, Goichi Suda (Suda51).  Never faulted for playing it safe or following the norm, Suda-san previously brought us No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned.  Warner is also using their Hollywood connections to bring James Gunn (Super, Slither, Dawn of the Dead, Tromeo and Juliet) on board to inject humor and “edgy” storytelling to the game.  Whether or not a Suda51 game called Lollipop Chainsaw needed any more edginess is debatable, but the game looks to be a hell of an interesting ride.

Jail-bate protagonist Starling will make use of her “wickedly awesome chainsaw” to annihilate every zombie in her path in an unnecessarily awesome and violent manner.  And that’s when things get weird.  Once she’s chainsawed her way to the center of the infestation, Juliet will discover “a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw wielding cheerleader.”  That’s an actual quote from the press release, people; we’re not smart enough to fabricate such unbridled insanity.

[Image via Pixel Jumpers.]

Nick Santangelo
Nick Santangelo
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