We’re not going to pretend that this is politically correct, terribly safe for work or necessarily in good taste, but we are going to show off the outfits available for Miss Juliet Starling as part of Lollipop Chainsaw.
While these costumes definitely illustrate another recurring theme among gamers by placing female characters into skimpy clothing that really can’t be all that practical, they actually buck another trend that’s becoming all-too-popular. For many games, the ability to dress your heroine in a number of additional outfits would be thrown in as an after-thought, as a cheap DLC cash-in, or as something to include in a later expansion or major upgrade.
Not so for the team behind Lollipop Chainsaw – all of Juliet’s additional costumes are available for free, and included in the full retail version of the game right from Day 1. You’ll just have to play through the campaign and unlock them one by one.
…so, what’s in store? We’ve been given a list of 19 new costumes, with the warning that this is just “some” of the clothes that Juliet can try on.
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- Sexy American Casual – This sexy get-up leaves little to the imagination
- American Cheerleader Costume – Show ‘em how much you love freedom in this cheer outfit
- Purple Pride Uniform – Visiting team alternate uniform
- Date Night Outfit – Great for a date with your body less soul mate
- Bunny Costume – Juliet’s bunny doll is slightly worse for wear
- Crash Helmet – Approved by the Department of Transportation
- Cordelia’s Costume – Calm, cool, collected – Cordelia’s killer style
- Rosalind’s Costume – Rosalind’s slickest outfit on-lend to Juliet – Dry clean only
- Dad’s Costume – Expert zombie hunter lounge wear
- Mom’s Costume – Sexy MILF clothes straight from Mom’s closet
- Japanese Maid Costume – Cleaning up a zombie mess has never been more appropriate
- Sexy Rider Suit – Pink leather jumpsuit with a strategically placed zipper
- Busujima Saeko Costume – Busujima Saeko’s costume from High School of the Dead
- Haruna Costume – Haruna from Is This a Zombie?
- Shiro Costume – Shiro’s costume from Deadman Wonderland
- Manyu Chifusa Costume – Samurai costume from Manyu Scroll
- Miyamoto Rei Costume – Miyamoto Rei’s costume from High School of the Dead
- Striped Bikini – A beach staple, perfect for those hot summer days
- Sexy Seashell Bikini – Mermaids got nothing on Juliet
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Lollipop Chainsaw is the “un-deadly” story of sweet Juliet Starling, zombie killer. She’s on a quest to uncover the cause of a serious zombie outbreak, armed with her trusty chainsaw and some handy cheerleading skills.
The game is due out in mid-June for Xbox 360 and PC.