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Scheduled release date:

Summer 2009

Publisher:

Namco Bandai

Developer:

Namco Bandai/BottleRocket

Number Of Players:

1

Genre:

Action

Some of you may remember this extremely gory and violent beat-em-up for the Sega Genesis, and if you had fond memories with it, you may have the chance to relive those memories in HD. Namco is bringing back the Splatterhouse franchise for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year, and there's quite a lot to look forward to, let's just hope it lives up to its predecessors.

You are once again Rick, the herculean character who is armed with his power-boosting Terror Mask. Your girlfriend has been kidnapped by Dr. West, and you'll have to murder and slaughter your way through a swarm of demonic creatures that stand in your way. Think Castlevania, only ten times gorier. Your enemies are now larger and redesigned for the HD world, boasting new details and proportions.

To fight off your enemies are combat mechanics that are based on the originals, where Rick can pick up objects off the floor and use them as weapons. You can use anything from the objects on the floor, such as 2x4s and chainsaws, all the way down to dismembered limbs from your enemies. So if you rip off the arm of an attacker, feel free to use it against him (it?). The game also gives you the ability to use combos, called Splatterkills, which are stylized and cinematic beatdowns of death. Another combat mechanic is reminiscent of the minion grouping from Overlord, where you can assemble an army of followers to help you along the way.

Splatterhouse is all about the gore, and Namco boasts that the game takes shock value to the next level. The game is so violent, that even your own character's body can be torn apart into pieces. Rick's skin can be shredded down to muscle and bone, his limbs can be ripped off, and so forth. And similarly to Marvel's Wolverine, you'll see his body regenerate when you stop taking damage.

From what we've seen of Splatterhouse so far, the graphics look a bit early. The game is slated for June release date, so it still has many months left in development for polish. But as long as the gameplay is rock solid, average visuals shouldn't hurt the game much. We're hoping that Namco concentrates on the actual gameplay aspects of development, as opposed to relying on a gimmick of extreme violence. We're also looking forward to seeing who the game's licensed heavy-metal soundtrack will consist of.

Splatterhouse should arrive this summer, guys. Stay posted for more.

1/29/2009 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (19 posts)

K ASH
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:36:22 AM
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Enjoy! I bet its go rock the xbox crowd.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 2:14:46 AM
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Haha Doctor West? Is he perchance inspired by Doctor Herbert West: Re-animator?

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noshownogo
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 5:30:50 AM
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was a big fan of the splatterhouse series on the genesis, not sure how well it will translate to the ps3/360.

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Lord carlos
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 6:09:56 AM
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ahh Spatterhouse,the videogame rendition(of sorts)of friday the 13th.
Sweet memorys,i recall as a wee chizler(irish slang term for child)pulling the shotgun off the wall and blowing upper body parts off monsters or using the rowing ore to twack enemies in to the background distance and remembering it blew my mind.
i have confidence in Namco 2 make this a great game(hopefuly)

PSN ID lord_carlos

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Frenchy17
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 7:30:08 AM
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Yes, used to play this at the mini mart by my house growing up and on my Genesis years later. Mindless fun!!!

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SmileyGrenades
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 9:00:29 AM
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I can remember playing splatterhouse 3 on genesis back in the day. Blew my friggin mind.

I'm more interested in the soundtrack rather than the game. Remakes and drudged-up series are nothing to be excited for nowadays. Most times it makes you wish they hadn't (my opinion).

Here's hoping it's worth a rent.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 9:20:16 AM
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She popen she rollen she rollen she climbing that pole

Im in love with a stripper

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Frenchy17
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 9:28:22 AM
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See Josh, if you had the chick magnet that is the PS3 you would'nt need to settle for strippers! :p

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Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 9:35:01 AM

If I aint do nothing ima ball, Im counting all day like a clock on the wall.

Now you go and get yo money lil dufflebag boy

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:41:45 AM

Dammit Josh...just stop. Both those songs are centuries old. Please...I'm begging you...don't.

Must be a suburban kid who got ahold of his black friend's old rap mix cd.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:52:52 AM

Naw just going threw my old cd's.

I cant believe how many of them god damn things I have around. Thank god for ipods.

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Orvisman
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 9:32:09 AM
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Love Splatterhouse.

I also liked BottleRocket's PS2 game Mark of The Kri, so I'm hoping for the best with their Splatterhouse remake.

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Frenchy17
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:10:03 AM
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They made Mark of Kri? Loved that game as well, now I am really hopeful!

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Naga
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:33:41 AM
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My cousins hyped for splatterhouse so it must be a great game

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coverton341
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 1:43:57 PM

splatterhouse was the sh** back in the day god i hope this one is good

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Frenchy17
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:43:50 AM
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LOL who is your cousin?

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coldbore
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 11:43:08 AM
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siq i cant wait for this

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 12:14:16 PM
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Now I wanna emulate the old one :)

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tlpn99
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 3:42:40 PM
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I love SplatterHouse shall have to give this one a look for sure :)

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