This week sees the release of Lollipop Chainsaw from Warner Bros on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The story follows cheerleading zombie hunter, Juliet Starling, who has to fight the undead in her Californian high school. An evil goth druid, who happens to be Juliet’s former classmate, Swan, causes the outbreak bringing the walkers and demonic forces to her school.
Juliet isn’t trying to save the world on her own, however. It seems the Starling’s are a kick-ass family and she accompanied by her two sisters, Cordelia and Rosalind, as well as her boyfriend, Nick. Juliet and her high school sweetheart are joined at the hip. Literally. The poor lad suffered a zombie bite and so Jules had to lop off his head – but he lives on to wise crack and be placed on zombie bodies so the player can control them.
The game is an unusual sort of zombie killing fest and, although there is a lot of blood and gore, there is also a lot of pink and rainbows and humor. Think Powerpuff Girls meets Shaun of the Dead. With less Pegg and Frost and more skin.
The game already has a huge following but not just from gamers but cosplayers too. I think we can certainly expect to see some Lollipops on Zombie night in October!