This is unmistakably a good decision both in terms of authenticity but cost as well.

Lollipop Chainsaw was a rather niche hack and slash action game, developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and released specifically on seventh generation consoles it never really garnered much fame and infamy.

The game itself wasn’t stellar by any means nor was it terrible, it was one of those underrated hidden gems that never really got the chance to properly shine given the lack of a proper PC release and neither did the game receive much of a marketing budget.

The story is overly whacky and doesn’t take itself seriously at all, and you can easily assess from the character design of the main protagonist, Juliet Starling who happens to be a very flamboyant and attractive cheerleader exactly what sort of target demographic the game was made for.

And of course you can expect the obvious, western media journalists fucking despised Lollipop Chainsaw for being “sexist” and misogynistic, because a chainsaw wielding heroine simply cannot be physically attractive. Women are allowed to be depicted as strong but god forbid they’re both strong AND sexy, now that’s heresy.

IGN gave it a 5/10.

And seemingly out of left field it was announced by Dragami Games that a remake of Lollipop Chainsaw was in development, despite the new game having zero connections to either Suda51 (Goichi Suda) or James Gunn.

Considering the nature of Lollipop Chainsaw, fans rightfully were wary about a potential remake in the works, would Dragami Games censor the game and tone down the obvious sex appeal of Juliet?

The game features a variety of differing costume designs the player can wear at will, unfortunately it was announced that collaborative in-game costumes with iconic manga / anime series’ will NOT be making it into the revised release.

Specifically in the Japanese release there are several DLC costume addons that are based upon characters from High School of the Dead, Deadman Wonderland, Is This a Zombie? and Manyuu Hikenchou.

These collaborative costumes will sadly not be making it into the remake, as well as the original soundtrack more than likely due to licensing.

Thankfully the intention is not to actually censor the game. With the remakes producer proclaiming that the team did not want to censor / alter Juliet’s design and would negotiate with platform holders to keep the remake as close to the 2012 original as possible.

Not to say that this really means anything considering how Sony and Microsoft strictly pander towards the sensibilities of “global audiences” with Sony themselves being against heterosexual sex appeal in favor of real life mocap sex scenes as seen in The Last of Us Part 2.

Then it was announced back in August that the game would have its release date pushed back to summer 2024, and got an official name: Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP

And now it has been formally announced by the producer of Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP that the game itself will be a REMAKE and not strictly a REMASTER which is quite possibly the best thing for the game if we’re being honest about it.

Though disgruntled feminists and hetero-hating homosexuals will still be up in arms regarding the obscene and derogatory nature of Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP when it does actually release next year.

Remakes are expensive and time consuming money pits, essentially re-creating a game from scratch in an attempt to either emulate it or branch off drastically as seen with Capcom and their numerous remakes of prominent Resident Evil titles, if the intention of a revised release is to keep the game and therefore its content as authentic to the original as possible there’s no superior option than to simply take what you have already and modify it.

Though there’s still no official confirmation regarding if Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP has been arbitrarily censored with some of its more risque outfits being removed but we’ll have to cross that bridge when we actually get to it once actual gameplay trailers and footage are officially revealed, but of course ignorant folks will still probably be outraged over the fact that the game is now considered a remaster instead of a full fledged remake.

Once again, especially how Capcom effectively tarnished the iconic nature of Resident Evil 4 with a horror oriented rendition of the ACTION focused game, introducing a de-feminized character design for Ashley, alongside removing “sexist” in-game dialogue referencing her breasts as “ballistics”.

It’s the best thing from both a consumer standpoint and a financial standpoint for the small studio of Dragami Games to be adjusting the original source material instead of recreating it from scratch.

You think that you want a “remake” because it sounds nice but in actuality remakes hardly ever capture the authenticity of the original, and if you so happen to disagree with my opinions on the matter you’re entitled to keep your retardation all to your lonesome.

But of course if Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP just so happens to contain elements of censorship, PC mods are almost a certainty to save the day in terms of any costume altercations but don’t forget that it’s also morally acceptable to play through the original game via the RPCS3 emulator.