‘Lollipop Chainsaw’ Will Earn Its M-rating

The game’s ESRB rating outs partial nudity, gore, and drugs. Hopefully not all at the same time.

Revealing outfits. Dismemberment. Sex jokes. Yep, this sure sounds like a Grasshopper game. While the studio is plugging away at Killer is Dead, Lollipop Chainsaw is getting set for its June release date, making its way through various certification and ratings processes. The net effect: now we know how crazy Suda51 and English language script writer have decided to go with the story of a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s head, a spell-casting goth, and the zombie apocalypse.

Here’s the full ESRB summary for the June release:

This is an action game in which players assume the role of Juliet Starling, a zombie-hunting cheerleader who must prevent the apocalypse. Players use a chainsaw, explosive rounds, and special attacks (e.g., performing cheerleading routines; mowing down enemies with a crop harvester) to kill zombies in melee-style combat. Some attacks (e.g., Sparkle Hunting Bonuses) require dispatching multiple zombies at once, and are highlighted by slow-motion effects and close-up camera angles. Cutscenes also depict over-the-top acts of violence: a zombie boss shooting himself in the head; characters getting sliced in half by chainsaws; Juliet punting a decapitated head in slow motion. Exaggerated blood splashes, dismemberment, and decapitation occur frequently. During the course of the game, players can dress Juliet in revealing outfits (e.g., Sexy Rider Suit, Sexy Seashell Bikini) that expose large amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks. Numerous jokes in the dialogue and on-screen text also reference sexual material (e.g., “Officer Stephanie sometimes used her nightstick to pleasure herself to yearbook photos,” “[She] had ’backdoor’ sex with over three hundred sailors back in the day,” “Is it normal to have an erection as you die?”). A variety of sequences allude to drug use (e.g., “Old McDonald’s been smoking too much weed,” and “[Influences:] Rick James, eight-foot piles of cocaine. . .”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*cksucker” can be heard in dialogue.

Lollipop Chainsaw will be in your home, corrupting the youths on June 12th.

[Source: Examiner]

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