Dragami Games has announced a shift in the scope of the upcoming hack-and-slash action game Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP.
According to producer Yoshimi Yasuda on X, rather than being a remake, the game will now be a remaster "based on [fans'] requests".
It's not entirely clear what this means, but the likelihood is that rather than rebuilding Lollipop Chainsaw's systems from the ground up, Dragami Games will now stick closer to the original for RePOP.
This chimes with earlier comments made by Yasuda-san in which he said Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP would be "as close to the original version as possible".
Supposedly, the only reason Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP was ever conceived as a remake rather than a remaster had to do with obtaining certain music rights.
Again, it isn't clear whether Yasuda-san and his team have managed to obtain those rights, or whether they'll simply be making the best of what they have and replacing the music in question.
Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP was officially unveiled as such in August this year; it didn't have an official title until then, instead simply being referred to nebulously as a Lollipop Chainsaw remake.
At the same time the official title was revealed, Dragami Games also announced a delay to 2024, meaning it's going to be a little while longer until you can get your hands on this remaster.
This news follows on from comments made by Yasuda-san back in September referring to an uncensored Lollipop Chainsaw remaster.
Yasuda-san says he and Dragami Games will do their best to ensure "that RePOP be 'uncensored'". It's not clear what he means by this, but it sounds like the team won't be making any efforts to water down the original.
Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP is set for release sometime in 2024. We don't have a more specific release date than that yet, so stay tuned for more info on this.