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The Horror Geek presents: New Splatterhouse trailer features lots of dismemberment

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Namco Bandai's updating the classic horror-themed side-scroller Splatterhouse hits retailers later this week (the 26th, to be exact, and available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), and just in case you weren't up to speed on what the new version was going to be like, they've decided to release one more trailer.

The remake of the original game finds main character Rick (who used to look suspiciously like Jason Voorhees…) entering a creepy mansion to save his kidnapped girlfriend. Along the way, he has to slaughter hordes of supernatural enemies. The original was a side-scrolling beat-'em-up, but the new version promises free-range three dimensional areas to explore. In a nod to the classic series, there will still be some platforming and side-scrolling stages—so the purists should be pleased.

The new trailer shows off the game's greatest selling point: the gore. Splatterhouse looks like an over-the-top gorefest from start to finish, with Rick ripping off limbs left and right. I'm still not a fan of the newly designed Rick character model, but all the blood and carnage on display should keep me from focusing on how goofy he looks in his jean shorts…

Category Tags
Platform(s): Xbox 360   PS3  
Developer(s): Namco Bandai  
Series: Splatterhouse  
Genre(s): Horror  

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Hmmm, I wonder?

Many online game critics said the game "Nier" sucked, and one of the ways in which I discovered otherwise was by reading reactions from gamers. Well, color me curious, because I was reading reactions from gamers on this game, and they all love it! Wonder if it's a great game...which would surprise the hell out of me.

Oddly enough, those of us

Oddly enough, those of us who played Nier here at the site seemed to really like it. I thought it had a few minor issues, but it was still one of the coolest games I played this year.

Not really sure what to make of Splatterhouse, though. I'm hoping for the best.


Actually, you guys were among the few who seemed to really enjoy, and appreciate Nier. I really also appreciated Brad calling out the bogus "Fishing Video" that truly illustrated some weak journalism on the part of another website, actually misinforming it's readers due to a lack of intelligence or patience on the part of it's reviewer. But whatever!

Anyway, I expected Splatterhouse to be awful. It looked awful. You know, in a generic sort of "who cares!" kind of way. But maybe it's going to beat the odds.

I've seen a little more

I've seen a little more appreciation for Nier lately -- I think it's a great example of a game that got killed by reviewers (unfairly), but will eventually find an appreciative audience. The sad part is that it basically killed Cavia.

I think it's going on my top 10 list for this year.

As far as Splatterhouse goes, I gave it the benefit of the doubt early on (the newly redesigned Rick worried me right off the bat), but it's getting harder and harder to keep that attitude with each new video they release. Definitely a sort of "who cares?" title. I guess we'll know if it's any good in a few days...

Quit talking about Nier your

Quit talking about Nier your making me want to get it the rip it shreds!!

The again critics are mostly tit fed insiders posing as independent slackers.... they are slacking alright.....

Where was I?.... ah yes Splatterhouse...... *dddrrrrrroooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllll*

*gets a bucket*

Hopefully it wont be as bad as Fist of the north star........god repetitive game is repetitive....

I'd pick up Nier sooner

I'd pick up Nier sooner rather than later -- I get the feeling it's going to be one of those games that vanishes then people start to realize they missed out.

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