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Written by Thomas "CigDangle" Balistreri   
Thursday, 29 May 2008

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Namco Bandai today announced the forthcoming arrivial of the retro classic, Splatterhouse, on the current-gen consoles.  The game, available for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, arrives in 2009 and is featured on the cover of the June issue of EGM.

Splatterhouse 20080529 - 01Developer BottleRocket Entertainment, makers of The Mark of Kri and The Rise of Kasai, promises to combine "visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics."

This remake seems to stick to the storyline of the original closely.  "Splatterhouse follows college student Rick Taylor as he tries to rescue his girlfriend, Jennifer, who has disappeared after entering the mysterious and run-down West Splatterhouse 20080529 - 02Mansion. Confronted by horrific other-worldly creatures, Rick comes across a mystical sentient mask that promises to give him the power to find Jennifer. Full of desperation and rage, Rick puts on the “Terror Mask” and is transformed into a juggernaut of pure violence and destruction. Featuring an original storyline by critically-acclaimed comic book writer Gordon Rennie (Necronauts, Judge Dredd), Splatterhouse takes Rick beyond the mansion as he scours the ends of the world to rescue his beloved Jennifer."

Splatterhouse 20080529 - 03Splatterhouse promises to deliver an experience full of the gore, hard-hitting action and gritty atmosphere that fans of the franchise expect,” said Todd Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Namco Bandai Games America, Inc. “Packed with plenty of surprise twists and gripping gameplay, this entirely new entry in the series is set to introduce the bloody saga of Rick and the Terror Mask to a new generation of gamers when it launches in 2009.”

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I like this idea, and although the remake idea may have been beat to death, this one just may work.  I'll be keeping a close eye on this one.


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