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The Next Game From Suda 51 and Akira Yamaoka is...

...a game where a cheerleader fights off zombies with a massive chainsaw.

After the excellent Shadows of the Damned, sign me up for anything else Suda 51 and Akira Yamaoka collaborate on at Grasshopper Manufacture. I'm not sure a cheerleader flashing her panties and fighting zombies in something called Lollipop Chainsaw is what would come to mind, but after initially dismissing Shadows of the Damned, I'll bite my tongue.

The first screen shots, courtesy of Famitsu, do the best job of underscoring my initial response:

Not much of a shocker for a game coming from Suda 51, is it?

Masahiro Shidara, who previously worked at Tecmo, is the producer of Lollipop Chainsaw, with Suda 51 acting as creative director. Silent Hill and Shadows of the Damned composer Akira Yamaoka is working on this one, too.

Basically, so far so good. I mean, there's a head attached to the damn chainsaw.

Players are in control of Juliet Sterling in what appears to be a spiritual successor to No More Heroes, a franchise that's currently taking a rest after its second Wii outing, but one Suda 51's admitted he wants to return to eventually.

Not every Grasshopper Manufacture game comes to the US. After the sales performance of Shadows of the Damned, getting the studio's quirky experiences over here might be that much harder.

One hopes I'm wrong, though.

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Posted by patrickklepek

After the excellent Shadows of the Damned, sign me up for anything else Suda 51 and Akira Yamaoka collaborate on at Grasshopper Manufacture. I'm not sure a cheerleader flashing her panties and fighting zombies in something called Lollipop Chainsaw is what would come to mind, but after initially dismissing Shadows of the Damned, I'll bite my tongue.

The first screen shots, courtesy of Famitsu, do the best job of underscoring my initial response:

Not much of a shocker for a game coming from Suda 51, is it?

Masahiro Shidara, who previously worked at Tecmo, is the producer of Lollipop Chainsaw, with Suda 51 acting as creative director. Silent Hill and Shadows of the Damned composer Akira Yamaoka is working on this one, too.

Basically, so far so good. I mean, there's a head attached to the damn chainsaw.

Players are in control of Juliet Sterling in what appears to be a spiritual successor to No More Heroes, a franchise that's currently taking a rest after its second Wii outing, but one Suda 51's admitted he wants to return to eventually.

Not every Grasshopper Manufacture game comes to the US. After the sales performance of Shadows of the Damned, getting the studio's quirky experiences over here might be that much harder.

One hopes I'm wrong, though.

Posted by InfiniteGeass

Take my money now.

Posted by Klaptos

Love Suda, will probably buy this.

Posted by RE_Player1

Big fan of No More Heroes and this looks like it will hit the same beats.

Posted by Crunchman

Yes. YES! It's like they know what I want before I know it.

Posted by HydraHam

Looks interesting, still a game i would be scared to play in front of the misses.

I was watching a trailer for catherine and she looked at me like wtf is this sick pervert watching.

Posted by mrangryface

Will buy

Posted by ajamafalous

What.

Posted by Daveyo520

I love Suda's games and will probably play this eventually too.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Well. She's a cheerleader so I guess plenty of upskirt is to be expected.

Posted by CyleMoore

Coool!!! Boobs!

Posted by AllanIceman

Can't wait to see what this is about.

Posted by ViciousReiven

the sales of shadows of the damned better not affect this...

Posted by DavoTron

I might as well just give them my bank account details and have done with it.

Although a Suda / Swery collab is what I'm holding out for...

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

We see the panties.

Posted by endaround
Posted by Lifestrike
Man, I hope she gets her hands on Garcia's Boner.
Posted by Hichael

Juliet Sterling, holy shit Suda you are the best name maker.

Posted by Fyrecroe

Oneechanbara with chainsaws and cheerleaders.  I like it! 
I wonder what other games would benefit from similar additions... 

Posted by sirdesmond

I am entirely okay with this concept.

Posted by rmanthorp

News happens so fast on Giant Bomb now, you guys used to be a bit behind well done Patrick DROPING BOMBS!

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Posted by Zabant

SUDA! SUDA! SUDA! 

Posted by 1p

Yes.

Yes.

Posted by ThePickle

From boners to boobs.

Suda, I love your teenage mind.

Edited by I_smell

Taste my big boner!

Posted by kingzetta
@DRZako said:
Juliet Sterling, holy shit Suda you are the best name maker.
That's pretty good
Posted by LiK

so bought

Posted by AuthenticM

Alright. Sold.

Posted by Sessh

I'm already really into it.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

It's the next logical step after Shadow of the Damned.

Posted by TwilitEnd656

... Damn it, Suda, just take my money now.

Posted by Legend

Sure, why not...

Posted by phrosnite

PANTIES!

Posted by Ketchupp

I will buy this game if she's on rollerblades.

Posted by Gerhabio

We'll see... we'll see...

Posted by TurkeyFried

You play as Jim Sterling's sister!?

Posted by Seroth

1Up reported that the game already has a US and European publisher. Looking forward to this game.

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Posted by Chronopolian

While I´m hyped about this... I´d prefer SUDA 51 focusing on those Moonlight Syndrome´s and Silver Case´s remakes he promised long time ago...

Posted by metalsnakezero

What in the world.... oh wait, its Suda 51 at it again.

Posted by MEATBALL

Immediate reaction is super positive. However, I hope any similarity to oneechanbara is only skin deep.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan
@DavoTron: Yes please. I would buy multiple copies of that.
Posted by Doskias

So, do I make the check out directly to Suda, or...?

Posted by chogi

Paging Creeper Jeff.

Posted by Gaughan

Sold! All I needed was the name. 

Posted by artofwar420

@Gaughan:

Posted by Galiant

No. This is stupid. Dick-jokes? Fine. That's not so bad. I'm not into it but it doesn't bother me. But low camera angles and panties? Not fine. That crosses a line for me. I say Japan can keep their creepy sexism. I want none of it in my games and I will stay far away from this one.

Posted by SpudBug

Really glad to see Suda's projects are still being greenlit after shadows' poor performance.

People, stop buying call of duty and madden and need for speed every year, and try something unique.

Posted by Andyman067

It's a shame that it's going to be terrible, like every Suda game. I like his creative mind. I hope he learns how to make a game that doesn't completely suck.

Posted by Klaimore

Aaaaaahhh yeah that hits the spot!

Posted by Zaxex

@Andyman067 said:

It's a shame that it's going to be terrible, like every Suda game. I like his creative mind. I hope he learns how to make a game that doesn't completely suck.

Shadows of the Damned didn't "completely suck". Best game I've played in a while imo. And my first Suda 51 game, I'm optimistic personally.

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