Producer Yoshimi Yasuda hinted that a Lollipop Chainsaw Remake on PS5 is in development. Through a tweet on his official account, he confirms that a remake of the game will be released in 2023 and will have “a more realistic approach to graphics” now that the team has “access to consoles with higher specs”. .
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— 安田善巳 (@yasudaD5) July 5, 2022
Earlier today, Yasuda shared a lengthy statement on Twitter in both English and Japanese about the reasoning behind Suda51’s remake of cute zombie slasher Lollipop Chainsaw. He regrets that “various factors have caused fans to no longer be able to play Lollipop Chainsaw easily” on current consoles, as the original game was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in June 2012. That’s why Yasuda’s Dragami Games bought the Lollipop. Chainsaw IP from Kadokawa Games and “decided to develop a remake”.
Yasuda is especially excited to rework the game on current-gen consoles:
Also, since we have access to consoles with higher specifications, this time we will take a more realistic approach to graphics.
It’s still unconfirmed if that means a Lollipop Chainsaw PS5 remake is planned alongside the PC, Xbox Series, and/or Switch versions, or if it’ll only be available for PS4 and Xbox One. But the PS5 remake seems very plausible given the intention to develop the game on modern consoles and the implied goal of giving more people access to the game in the future.
Yasuda’s announcement also confirms that Warner Bros. will support Dragami Games, although it’s unclear if Warner Bros. provides support as an editor or developer (or both). While the game’s original team will be working on the remake, a portion of the soundtrack’s fifteen licensed songs will be replaced with new music.
In other news, Sony has patented an interesting gameplay replay system that features “What If” scenarios, and a YouTuber showed off an early PS3 devkit and Vita prototype.