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Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP’s Release Date And First Gameplay Have Arrived

RePOP-ing up soon!

Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, the newly-remastered version of Grasshopper Manufacture’s 2012 cult hit, finally has a release date. The game will be launching September 25th for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC. A physical version will also be made available, and pre-orders are set to open soon.

Alongside the release date announcement, the first full trailer was released showing how protagonist Juliet, her body-less boy, Nick, and a number of the other game’s characters and villains will look in the new version, with a glimpse at gameplay footage to boot.

Over on Twitter/X, developer Dragami Games confirmed that, “RePOP is a definitive version of the game which leaves the story unchanged, with the focus on quality-of-life improvements and additional gameplay content.”

The trailer also confirms the game will ship with two modes, an Original Mode that’s based on the original version of the game, or the RePOP Mode which has less violence and instead uses “pop-art” damage effects.

The gameplay footage in the trailer is based on the RePOP Mode, so what you watch below will be the less-violent version of the experience:

About Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP

Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP is a remake of the original Lollipop Chainsaw (2012), on which Yoshimi Yasuda lead development as producer. RePOP is a definitive version of the game which leaves the story unchanged, with the focus on quality-of-life improvements and additional gameplay content.

Watch Juliet, a descendant of zombie hunters, as she fights alongside her boyfriend and family to stop a zombie apocalypse starting in her high school in “Juliet’s 18th Birthday.”

When pre-orders will be available is to be announced at a later date.

Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP will also have a physical edition released worldwide. Further details are to be announced at a later date.

Quality of Life Improvements

  • The resolution of the game has been increased to full HD, and load times have been greatly shortened.
  • The chainsaw action has been sped up with the introduction of the Chained Hits Hunting system, in which chaining multiple hits in succession increases the player’s attack speed.
  • The input timings for Combo Actions have been adjusted, to better fit players’ expectations.
  • Chainsaw Blaster action has been improved with the addition of auto-lock and auto-fire modes that can be toggled, and an increased maximum ammo count of 99.
  • The player can now immediately use Combo Actions at the start of the game.

Additional Gameplay Content

  • Separate from Original Mode, RePOP adds “RePOP mode,” which uses a unique and colorful pop art-inspired art style for damage effects.
  • Unique new chainsaws with distinctly different features have been added.
  • There are 30 costumes, more than the original game’s costume count. Combined with the addition of 4 new hair colors and 4 new chainsaws, this adds up to 750 different possible combinations.
  • Juliet’s Room has been expanded with more features.
  • A “Time Attack” mode with ranking feature has been added.