Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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It’s 2020 and I still want Lollipop Chainsaw 2

Lollipop Chainsaw remained Grasshopper Manufacture’s highest selling game for four years, until the release of Let It Die in 2016. Despite the massive sales, positive reviews and interesting cosplays, a follow-up to the hack-and-slash horror-comedy from directors Tomo Ikeda and Giochi Suda has never materialized.

However, in August 2019, Suda expressed that Lollipop Chainsaw “could come back” at some point in the future.

I’m going to be anxiously awaiting that day. Because, really, who doesn’t want to play a video game where a cheerleader slices-and-dices zombies with a chainsaw? Who doesn’t want a game with so much vibrant color and killer musical composers that you feel like you’re on an acid trip? Who doesn’t want a sequel to Lollipop Chainsaw?!

Lollipop Chainsaw 2 would work in 2020 and beyond, especially considering the rise of mega, female superheroes and women in power. Juliet Starling is the perfect protagonist; packed with humor, wit, athleticism, courage and a treasure trove of weapons and allies that make her almost unstoppable. She’d fit in nicely with all the strong female representation happening in video game culture.

And there’s a lot of room for her story to grow and become something more than sex appeal. A sequel could take place during her college years, which could also give us some LGBT content if the writers work it into the story. A sequel could take place in the distant future, as Juliet trains her daughter to become the next zombie hunter. The possibilities are endless in video game world, where literally anything is dream-able and think-able.

Would you play Lollipop Chainsaw 2 if it ever manifested?

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