First Splatterhouse Remake Details
The title of the game says it all.
Of course, back in the day, Namco didn't have the technology to - forgive the pun - splatter all that blood and gore on our TVs. Now, they're issuing a remake of the 1988 arcade classic that will assault your high-definition TV with oodles of filthy stuff. Bottlerocket, developer of the critically acclaimed The Mark of Kri last generation, is handling the remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and 1Up recently got a look at it. Here's a little tidbit: one of the featured weapons for this bad boy is a 2-by-4 meat cleaver, and Rick's inventory has been expanded so now there are multiple weapon classes. Just think of the possibilities... In terms of how it stacks up to the original, Namco says the old-school graphics are "best left to nostalgia," but they still want to keep that "80s horror movie vibe." Essentially, they want you to expect a campy, cheesy, yet in-your-face action title that will focus so heavily on gore, it'll be downright comical. As Namco says, players will have a "very messy good time."
Horror fans may be reminded of a movie called "Dead Alive" when they read this article, and that may be accurate. Over-the-top blood and gore, but with a little dark comedy, too. Oh, and if you haven't heard of the movie, we strongly suggest not looking it up online while at work or while there's anyone under the age of 18 in the room...hell, make that 35.
Related Game(s): Splatterhouse
12/18/2008 Ben Dutka