The development saga of Splatterhouse is a little confusing, but let's just say that it's in Namco's hands with the help of some of the original designer's staff (Bottlerocket). Unfortunately, this gory action-fest wasn't at E3.
So, Joystiq asked Namco what their plans were with the game, and if it was still slated to arrive in 2009. Unfortunately, it's not, but that doesn't mean the game won't ever release. Many times, it is the widespread belief that when a project misses initial deadlines and development goals, there is less chance that it will see the light of day. And while such a belief is often valid, Namco was reassuring in their response:
"Namco Bandai Games America Inc. is hard at work on Splatterhouse. Development is in full swing and we are committed to bringing it to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2010. This will give us time to polish and incorporate all the content to deliver a top notch game worthy of this classic video game franchise."
Siliconera says Splatterhouse will launch in "early 2010," but either way, it won't be on store shelves this year. This may be disappointing, but if you hadn't noticed , there are plenty of huge titles on tap for 2009, and we're guessing you don't even have the time for those. Come the holiday season, you'll be scrambling about for both time and money, so perhaps this delay is a blessing in disguise.
Related Game(s): Splatterhouse