Producer Yoshimi Yasuda has hinted that a Lollipop Chainsaw PS5 remake is in development. Through a tweet on his official account, he confirms that a remake for the game will release in 2023 and that it will have “a more realistic approach to the graphics” now that the team has “access to consoles with higher specifications.”
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Earlier today, Yasuda shared a long statement on Twitter in both English and Japanese on the reasoning behind the remake of Suda51’s cute zombie slasher Lollipop Chainsaw. He regrets that “various factors resulted in things making it so that fans can no longer easily play Lollipop Chainsaw” on current consoles, as the original game was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in June 2012. This is why Yasuda’s Dragami Games purchased the Lollipop Chainsaw IP from Kadokawa Games and “decided to develop a remake.”
Yasuda is particularly excited to rework the game on current-gen consoles:
Additionally, since we have access to consoles with higher specifications, we will be taking a more realistic approach to the graphics this time.
It’s still unconfirmed whether this means that a Lollipop Chainsaw PS5 remake is planned alongside PC, Xbox Series, and/or Switch versions, or if it will only be available for PS4 and Xbox One. But the PS5 remake seems highly plausible given the intent to develop the game on modern consoles and the implied goal of having more people be able to access the game in the future.
Yasuda’s announcement also confirms that Warner Bros. will be supporting Dragami Games, though it’s unclear if Warner Bros. is providing support as a publisher or developer (or both). While the original staff on the game will be working on the remake, some portion of the fifteen licensed songs in the original soundtrack will be replaced with new music.
In other news, Sony has patented an interesting gameplay replay system that presents “What If” scenarios, and a YouTuber has showcased an early PS3 devkit and a Vita prototype.