New Japanese Lollipop Chainsaw Trailer is Quite Revealing… In More Ways Than One

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.

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8 Responses to New Japanese Lollipop Chainsaw Trailer is Quite Revealing… In More Ways Than One

  1. I’m sorry that this has nothing to do with Lollipop Chainsaw, but can we make a MASS EFFECT 3 HATE THREAD? I cannot stand how this series ended. I was granted zero closure, I never told my love interest that I loved them…ugh!!! 25+ hours just crapped on.

  2. I have to say, I’m not a big zombie person. But something about the Japanese video games make me not mind playing a zombie game. I think because they aren’t always so serious or so campy like American games or other entertainment media.

    And J., if you were talking about the pink suit, Have you played Bayonetta? Great game, Hell of a lot of Fan Service in that one.

    • J. says:

      I was talking more about the clam shell bikini at the very end. I don’t have a problem with that pink suit.

      And, yes, I do have Bayonetta. It is one of my favorite games of this console generation. I’ll agree that there was fan service but it was handled a bit differently. Bayonetta is one of the strongest, most self confident female leads in a video game in a very long time, if not ever. I could probably go on for a least half a page here explaining why I wouldn’t compare these two games on a “fan service” level. But, I also haven’t played Lollipop Chainsaw so it wouldn’t be fair to compare them yet. I plan on buying it though.

      • I didn’t catch that one (clamshell bikini)

        I love Bayonetta too. One of the best games I have played in along time and she is an amazing, strong female character. I don’t think you can really compare games on a fan service level except by sheer amount. Which neither game (at least as far as I can tell from the Lollipop trailers) does gratuitously.

        • J. says:

          You can also compare the context of the fan service though. Bayonetta becoming more undressed as she uses her powers is a story element. Juliet running around in a bikini, not so much.

        • J. says:

          One other thing is that the character of Bayonetta comes off as being much more mature. She is also made to look like a woman in her late 20’s or early 30’s. Juliet is a high school student. There is just something creepy about some of the costumes for her. I think that is the thing that bugs me the most.

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