THE LIMB-tearing, flesh-ripping, blood-soaked Splatterhouse is back after a hiatus of 22 years since the original hit arcades.
In this re-imagining of the classic side-scroling gothic beat ‘em up, players can string together brutal attacks to defeat an army of foes.
“Splatterhouse is the ultimate cult game, but with genuine credentials worthy of interest to numerous sub-cultures,” says Namco Bandai product manager Lauren Bradley.
“Splatterhouse has strong appeal to the fanboy masses. There’s nothing else like it out this year. Plus, it’s very accessible. Its bone-smashing combos make it a bit of fun which any gamer can pick up.”
Revenge is sweet
The story revolves around lead protagonist Rick on the hunt for his beloved Jennifer, who went missing after visiting an eerie mansion. Rick stumbles across the ‘terror mask’ granting him superhuman powers.
The game is also supported by online and print ads with Metal Hammer, Total Film and SFX, helping it target mature gamers, Splatterhouse and horror fans
What makes Splatterhouse unique
The story has been penned by Gordon Rennie – writer of Necronauts and Judge Dredd comics. And the art style has been created by Marvel contributor Dave Wilkins.
What better to listen to when tearing demons limb from limb? The most prevalent names in today’s metal scene have all contributed to the soundtrack, including Lamb of God, Mastodon and Cavalera Conspiracy.
Horror and gore
Inspired by HP Lovecraft and classic B-movies, Splatterhouse is full of blood and gore with plenty of ‘Splatterkills.’ The original was the first game to receive a parental advisory label.
The original was a classic 1988 arcade release. Splatterhouse fans will be rewarded with the three original games included as unlockables, along with updated side-scrolling sections and subtly recreated retro music.