Lollipop Chainsaw
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This week it's back to business as normal after the insanity of E3 and we've got a number of notable releases to get stuck into. The newest and freshest of all of these is Lollipop Chainsaw, Grasshopper Manufacture's cheerleader and chainsaw-fueled exercise in oddity. It's the only game to hit all regions this week and is bound to inspire lots of "Are Games Sexist?" headlines across the gaming press. The most important question, however, is "Is it any good?" We'll find out soon enough.

Elsewhere, Australia gets a belated release of Game of Thrones. The middling RPG may have picked up some mixed reveiews, but those still keen to live out their adventures in Westeros will want to overlook that, especially as the TV series is now in post-Season 2 hiatus. I for one seriously can't wait for its return and the RPG may plug the gap nicely, despite its shortcomings. The King in the North!

Meanwhile, North America can get behind the wheel of Codemasters' DiRT Showdown this week. A spin-off of the developer's well-received rally sim series, Showdown itself has been on the receiving end of some admiring words. In our review Rich said, "Unapologetically brash, bold and loud, DiRT Showdown is Codemasters' racing id unleashed. And it's freakin' great." Sounds like a recommendation to me.

Scroll down for all of this week's releases.

Australia (via

  • Game of Thrones
  • Lollipop Chainsaw

Europe (via

  • Lollipop Chainsaw

North America (via

  • Dirt Showdown
  • Lollipop Chainsaw

Asia (via

  • Akai Katana Shin [Cave the Best Version]
  • Eschatos [Wonder Price Version]
  • Lollipop Chainsaw Premium Edition
  • Lollipop Chainsaw [Regular Edition]
  • Root Double: Before Crime * After Days
  • Root Double: Before Crime * After Days [Limited Edition]


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Comment #1 by InsaneKane87
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:21:34 AM
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Almost pre-ordered Lollipop Chainsaw after I saw gameplay videos Im glad I didn't.

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Comment #2 by dirge
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:25:28 AM
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Really looking forward to Suda 51's Lollipop Chainsaw! May get Eschatos too as thats region free.

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Comment #3 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:35:40 AM
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Lollipop Chainsaw you will be mine :)

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Comment #4 by Jaganboy
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:36:51 AM
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Preordered Lollipop chainsaw on Amazon when it was priced at $45. Excited to play it, only wish all other countries got a premium edition. :

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Comment #5 by Serpream
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:45:48 AM
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Lollipop chainsaw is a great game. Sadly has serious camera issues but beyond that highly enjoyable on all accounts.

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Comment #6 by kitch
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 05:14:47 AM
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I'm buying some lollipop chainsaw love this week!

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Comment #7 by Giptuc
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 05:39:52 AM
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Oh Crap! Didnt even know Lollipop Chainsaw was out this week! Day 1 for sure :D

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Comment #8 by cheevo360
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 07:21:03 AM
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I preordered Lollipop Chainsaw already from and should have between Tues to Thurs from post to my home. :)

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Comment #9 by WartyHogger
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 08:02:58 AM
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Can't wait for Lollipop Chainsaw. :3 1 more day!

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Comment #10 by sho91
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 08:06:20 AM
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Dirt Showdown, wrecking racing at its best, won't miss the Ken block crap of the last game....Lollipop Chainsaw= gimme a break.....

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Comment #11 by Otonashi
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 10:40:01 AM
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ยท10 yeah, Dirt Showdown looks pretty good. i'm also tired of all those Fanservice games.

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Comment #12 by yamayamayaamaa
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 01:03:58 PM
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Oh nice, I forgot those discount shmups are out this week. I need to get those!

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Comment #13 by scott.m
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 04:45:33 PM
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Game of Thrones is out in Oz finally. Yay. (Dont care much for reviews. I decide how good a game is as I play it.)

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Game Info
Kadokawa Games


US June 12, 2012
Europe June 15, 2012
Japan May 31, 2012

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