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Suda 51 has never produced what one would call a ‘normal’ game. Pairing odd subject manner with hyper-stylized aesthetic in games like Killer 7, No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned, the fruits of the famed developer’s labor have struggled to find any kind of sizable audience. Perhaps it makes sense then that Suda’s next game, Lollipop Chainsaw, while sporting a strange title and a concept that may still be considered a departure from the norm, is his most mainstream title yet.
Despite the retail setbacks of the first game, Grasshopper wants another crack at it.
Last year’s Shadows of the Damned was well-known for two things. The Grasshopper Manufacture game was a dream collaboration of Suda 51 (No More Heroes), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil). It was also a colossal flop, selling a meager 24,000 copies in its first week on store shelves. Not a company to be held down by disappointing sales, it sounds like Grasshopper is eager to do another chapter in the life of Garcia F’ing Hotspur.
A recent trade event has revealed the news.
During a special trade event tonight, it was revealed by publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that Lollipop Chainsaw now has an official release date. The Grasshopper Manufacture-developed game is set to release on June 12 in America, with the European version coming just three days later for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.