Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind No More Heroes, is working on a new game. It's called Lollipop Chainsaw.
According to the latest issue of Famitsu, the game stars a chainsaw-wielding cheerleader named Juliet from fictional San Romero High, slaying zombies. Since she's a cheerleader, the game has acrobatic-style action. The style is poppy and colourful, which is slicing zombies sprays glittery pink blood everywhere. (This also might be a clever way to get around Japanese censors).
In Japanese, ロリポップ is "lollipop", but with the schoolgirl imagery and Grasshopper's constant use of the word ポップ or "pop", ロリポップ (lollipop) seems to be a word play for ロリ (Lolita) ポップ (pop).
Grasshopper Manufacture's Goichi Suda says this will be a poppy zombie game unlike anything people have ever seen. Images in Famitsu show a chesty Juliet carrying a chainsaw that's decorated with little hearts and that looks like it has a tapedeck in it with the tagline "Highschool life is the best!" It is when you're slicing up zombies.
Lollipop Chainsaw is headed to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Release date is TBA.
【Multi】グラスホッパー開発のポップなゾンビゲーム『ロリポップ チェーンソー』角川より発売へ [ゲーム情報！ゲームのはなし]