Looking for the full gory experience of Lollipop Chainsaw? You’ll have to buy the premium edition.
Reports have emerged that the regular SKU of the next title from Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture will be censored in Japan. This will tone down the blood and violence, and be rated CERO D, according to Siliconera.
However, the premium version has the option to play both censored and uncensored modes, earning it the CERO Z rating – Japan’s equivalent of the ‘adults only’ classification.
The title comes from the studio behind Suda 51 titles such as No More Heroes. Consumers play a cheerleader who takes up a chainsaw to combat the zombie apocalypse.
Lollipop Chainsaw is being published by Marvelous Entertainment in Japan. Warner Bros is handling the game’s release in the UK.
There’s no word on whether both premium and censored versions will make it to the UK. MCV has contacted Warner for comment.