Bored of zombies? Here’s an under-dressed cheerleader with a chainsaw. Oh look you’re back.
Hmmm, a Zombie-hunting Cheerleader armed with pom-poms and a chainsaw you say? Throw in one of gaming’s quirkiest developers in Suda51 and you know the game will be a memorable experience. Although, it will probably be remembered for boob-filled screenshots rather than gameplay.
Like most zombie games, there isn’t a lot of explanation. There are zombies, zombies are pests, let’s re-kill them all. You play as Juliet Starling, head-cheerleader slash pro-zombie chopper, and must clear up the undead mess. All on her eighteenth birthday too, yes Suda-san, we get it – she’s barely legal.
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Just looking at the Suda 51 name and Juliet Starling’s outfit, you know this is going to be another bat-shit crazy game from the Japanese auteur and Grasshopper Manufacture. What I didn’t expect to see at the developer walkthrough with Producer Scott Warr at Warner Bros Interactive’s Gamescom HQ was some of the most engaging action of the week.
You are high-school cheerleader Juliet Starling who forgoes further extra-curricular activities in favour of a spot of
vampire zombie slaying and it looks like they’ve chosen her 18th birthday (cutting it close, Suda-san) to come and find her at school. We’re not asking why zombies are there; let’s face it, if no film in history can give us a decent explanation, why should we expect any more from Suda 51’s pigtails-and-chainsaw vision? Juliet attends San Romero High, an on-the-nose reference reference to the classic zombie director, who still manages to get his dues despite his last few films being absolute shite.
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If you’re still looking for something to buy this weekend, maybe this new trailer for Shadows of the Damned will tempt you. Any game that manages to get Suda 51 (Killer 7, No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Vanquish) together is always going to be worth a cautious look. Expect lots of monsters, chicks in leather, stylish combat and buckets of filthy humour stirred in amongst the giblets. Oh, and the hero is called Garcia Hotspur (Suda’s a Tottenham fan) and looks set to speak nothing but craptacularly cheesy lines, but you’ll love it. For an extensive hands-on look, you can read Felix’s enthusiastic musings about the madness here.
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