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Lollipop Chainsaw Is Getting A Remake, But There's A Catch

Goichi Suda (Suda51) games are iconic. It's not just the over-the-top action gameplay or the distinct visual styles that accompany the designer's titles; the whole eccentric vibe of Suda51's work has inspired a devoted following. Suda's most recent new gaming, "No More Heroes 3," had critics saying fairly positive things, and the entry was arguably one of the best Nintendo games released in 2021

Now, it looks like the next thing Suda51 fans will be able to sink their teeth into is a blast from the past in the form of a "Lollipop Chainsaw" remake. That being said, there's a catch. The new version of the game is going to look a little different and shed something that's likely near and dear to fans' hearts: the original soundtrack. 

Fans of Suda's work are likely to go through a whole range of emotions after learning of this news. While there's surely joy at the revelation that "Lollipop Chainsaw" will get a fresh coat of paint and become much easier to buy and play, will the revamped soundtrack and other changes take away from the original experience? The community seems split, with some worried about alterations ruining the game and others welcoming modernization. Here's how fans have been reacting to the news of a "Lollipop Chainsaw" remake.

Fans hope for the best but fear the worst

Last month, onlookers were caught off guard when former "Lollipop Chainsaw" publisher Yoshimi Yasuda mysteriously tweeted that "Lollipop Chainsaw" was back under Dragami games. Now, that nebulous tease has some weight to it, thanks to a full announcement of the "Lollipop Chainsaw" remake. While it might've been a video game that people totally judged you for playing and some of the jokes haven't aged particularly well — including an embarrassing achievement for naughty camera positioning — "Lolloipop Chainsaw" has quite the cult following. Some of that is due to the hilarious script co-written by film director James Gunn, who even snuck a "Lollipop Chainsaw" reference into "The Suicide Squad." Needless to say, the title has plenty onlookers watching this remake with scrutiny.

With confirmation that "Lollipop Chainsaw" was coming back, plenty of fans have already taken to social media to voice their concerns or excitement. One commenter tweeted, "Wait... New music? ... Hope they know what they're doing there." Others were also worried about the change in soundtrack, citing that the original playlist was part of the experience. 

Other commenters worried about the possible change in visual aesthetics, saying, "Please preserve the art style. That is the most important element. And will make it timeless." On the other side of the discussion, there are countless fans just brimming with joy and excitement because of the news. Only time will tell how the remake will truly be received by longtime fans.