The Japanese trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw is almost slam-full of new gameplay footage not seen in any of the US video clips. It really does a great job showing how completely insane and ridiculous the Lollipop Chainsaw video game will be… And it appeals to me greatly.
The new trailer also introduces us to two new characters, Cordelia and Rosalind— who look to be backing-up zombie hunter extraordinaire, Juliet Starling. I particularly dig the character design for Cordelia, who looks like quite the badass.
This trailer also shows off more of the individual villains Juliet will be facing off against, as well as some of the different mini-game modes players will be coming across. And then there are the different, um, costumes that you can have Juliet wear in the game. (I will allow that one of them seems to be a bit much.)
It’s interesting to note how the US Trailers seem much more focused on the game’s story and humor, while the Japanese promo (when not focusing on in game footage) plays up the whole cuteness angle– with some T&A fan service on the side… And it sort of feels like having a kick ass character like Juliet running around in a bikini for the whole game does the strong character absolutely no favors.
But this is nothing new to video games. Obviously these costumes are solely there for the players of a certain ilk… But still. The extra costumes being made available to the American version (which cover her a bit more) look better to me. To each his or her own, right?
Lollipop Chainsaw will be released in the US on June 12th. That’s only two days after my birthday and it would make such a nice gift.