Friday, January 13, 2012

Lollipop Chainsaw Villain Reveal

The latest trailer for Suda51 and James Gunn's action/horror spoof "Lollipop Chainsaw" reveals the game's bad guy, "Swan," who has one of the most appropriate "goth kid" voices I've heard in something like this - he's not credited, but people are telling me it's probably Michael Rooker. (And, yes, that's Tara "Twilight Sparkle" Strong as the main character.)


Anonymous said...

Its a crime that Tara Strong, one of the greatest voice actors ever, has to be referred to by one of her many great roles in order for the internet to understand who she is. I mean, we will soon have to refer to Frank Welker, the god of all voice acting, as "the Scooby-Doo guy"? Not bashing MLP, won't ever make that mistake, but Tara Strong has been around long before Twilight Sparkle, and I think it is a disgrace that she did the voice for the awesomeness that was the animated Teen Titans Raven, and she is best known around the interwebs as a miniature horse.

Anonymous said...

That was funny

James said...

And this is yet another reason why Suda51 and Tara Strong are awesome. Will definitely be pre-ordering this game.

Also, am I the only one who thinks that Swan looks like a human version of the puppet from the Saw movies?

Ceva13 said...

This should be a fun game. I'm looking forward to it.

Arturo said...

Hey Bob I know you've recommended "Super" before, but do you know what else has James Gunn did that's been worthile (LC not withstanding)?

Arturo said...

You just know it's only a matter of time before someone mixes this with FiM footage

Anonymous said...

Why is she all squeaky clean? After so much murder, she should be looking like a butcher.

Zen said...

so am i going to pre-order this game just to listen to tara strong play a zombie hunting rainbow cheerleader?


Anonymous said...

Thanks Bob. You make me happy. If not for you I would have missed this happyness shot directly into my eyeballs.

And good call James. Swan looks like what would happen if you let the Saw doll and Marylin Manson have a child.

Aiddon said...

good times. I still Strong's best performance is as Seth in Lost Odyssey

James said...

On the topic of interesting titles to be on the lookout for, be aware of the new indie platformer "Scarygirl" that will be released soon. It has a neat Psychonauts/Cave Story vibe.

A Tribe Called Helloween said...

@ Anonymus1.

No we won't have to refer to Welker as Scooby Doo, we'll have to refer to him as Megatron.

Naner said...

To the first post... MLP is her most famous role right now. The Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans might have been great, but neither are 2012 shows. It's a very different case from, say, Dan "Homer Simpson" Castellaneta, who still voices the absurdly famous character today.

I can't wait to hear Tara briefing my missions in Kid Icarus Uprising, though. :D

Spongey Blob said...

One of the better aspects of this game is that it looks like a game within a TV show. Like when a character is playing a game in the background, with some fake cheesy name and a silly soundtrack. Time will tell if it's any good, I don't think it'll compare to Suda51's excellent Killer 7 unless I'm amazed, but still it's got me excited.

Also, @ first commenter; who's David Prowse? Ever heard of him? How about Darth Vader? Prowse was the man under the mask, and James Earl Jones said that he took influence from how Prowse spoke on the shoot. People recognise voice actors by the characters they play. A lot of people DO know who Tara Strong is, but we don't physically SEE her like we can see, say, Harrison Ford. I know that typecasting isn't great, but it's no crime to voice a character who's famous enough to be identifiable without an actor. We all know who Scarlet Johannson is, but I doubt you can name one of her characters from memory. You see Scarlet Johannson.

Sylocat said...

Well, a zombie apocalypse would ruin anypony's day.

In other news, this looks to be another entry in the critically small list of zombie fiction that I actually like.

atwin32 said...

It seems like Suda's games are getting less crazy over time. I only have very limited experience with suda's games other than killer7, which was a ridiculous game that made very little sense unless you read an in depth analysis to explain the plot. No more heroes seemed to make sense while having several random elements. Lolly pop chainsaw seems to be a straight up zombie parody. I wonder what led suda in a more sane direction.

Smashmatt202 said...

BTW, for all non-Bronies, Tara Strong is also:

-Timmy Turner
-Lemmy "Hip" Koopa and Iggy "Hop" Koopa
-Dil Pickles
-Ben Tennysen (the younger)

...But on the subject of Ponies, Bob Chipman, you're Game Overthinker show is the inspiration for a new kind of show seen here:

It's going to be like The Game Overthinker, only with more Pony-related topics! :P

Smashmatt202 said...

As for Lollipop Chainsaw... Sure, I'd play it, I guess.

Fawfulcopter said...

Sexy Jailbait? Check. Blood and Gore? Check. Hilarious Writing? Check. Tara Strong, the best voice actor of today? Check! In Tara's own words, 'yesyesyesyesyesyes!'
If I had... something that wasn't a Wii, I'd definitely get this game.

Anonymous said...

You can always get Zombie Panic in Wonderland on WiiWare.
If you have a Nintendo DS, you can also get Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ.
I never thought I'd see the day were "little girls killing zombies" games have become a cliche!

Saburo said...

Is it me, or does the main character remind me of a cute Harley Quinn without the costume(And ironically, Tara Strong took over for Arleen Sorkin as the voice of Harley in Batman: Arkham City)

Antonio Black said...

You know what would have made this game better?

Taking out the zombies.

Resident Evil is probably the only game that can actually use zombies without making it a pop culture cliche. Oh that's right, for the last two games they've stopped usng zombies because THEY'RE A POP CULTURE CLICHE.

Sylocat said...


She's also worked with Suda51 before, when she voiced Margaret Moonlight in No More Heroes 2 (the second-greatest boss fight of the series).

She also won an award for voicing Rikku in FFX and FFX-2, which everyone except me hated.

@Antonio Black:

I can tolerate the generic zombies, when the story is about something besides "ZOMFG Zombies R Scary!!1!," and the generic-ness of the zombies is being used to make a comedic/subversive point. This is why Shaun of the Dead is one of the greatest movies ever made, while Resident Evil and all its clones are tripe.

Smashmatt202 said...

@ Sylocat

I think "work with" is the wrong choice of words, since she's a voice actoress, and not all voice actors get personally involved in everything they work on.

Still, it's interesting to see that she's been in a previous Suda51 game.

Aiddon said...


She's also in Killer7 as Kaede and Shadows of the Damned as Justine. She also did double duty as Cloe Walsh in NMH2