Warner Bros. to publish Lollipop Chainsaw

Zombie-slaying cheerleaders for everyone

Warner Bros. Interactive will bring Grasshopper Manufacture’s Lollipop Chainsaw to North America and Europe. The publisher announced today it’s parntered with Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games to bring the game outside Asian territories.

Lollipop Chainsaw is a third-person action game that sees 18 year-old high school cheerleader Juliet Starling on a quest to discover the root of a zombie outbreak at her school. Born into a family of zombie hunters, she will use her chainsaw to slice and dice her way through the undead that plagues her educational establishment.

“Our exciting partnership with Kadokawa Games allows us to try something new by bringing a very unique game like Lollipop Chainsaw to Western markets,” said Martin Tremblay, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Grasshopper Manufacture’s games have shown tremendous success with gamers around the globe and we are delighted to expand our portfolio of Japanese-developed games.”

“We are looking forward to partnering with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on our first entry into the HD console market,” said Yoshimi Yasuda, President of Kadokawa Games. “We are also thrilled to have a team like Grasshopper and talent like Suda51 creating such an interesting and distinct game for us to work with and bring to the fans.”

Studio boss Goichi Suda is leading development on the game, while Akira Yamoaka is composing. Hollywood director James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, Slither) will bring his “cult humor and edgy storytelling” to the the title. The game is out in 2012. For screenshots of Lollipop Chainsaw, check out our earlier update.

Visit the game’s official site here.

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