Guess what rating this game’s going
is even bloodier than you remember. The 1988 Arcade classic is being remade into a gory next-gen experience and they’re not skimping on the red stuff. Namco Bandai just sent over this
latest batch of screenshots that shows ol’ Rick dealing out some
incredible damage with various crude weaponry. You’ll be able to
dismember and literally explode bodies with all kind of weapons like a
baseball bat, cleaver, shotgun, and of course, the chainsaw.
The official synopsis reveals a
follows college student Rick Taylor as he embarks on a mission to
rescue his girlfriend, Jennifer, who has disappeared after entering a
mysterious run-down Mansion inhabited by an elusive scientist.
Confronted by Dr. West and his horde of horrific abominations, Rick
comes across a mystical sentient mask that promises to give him the
power to reunite with Jennifer. Full of desperation, Rick dons the
“Terror Mask” and is transformed into a raging
juggernaut exemplifying unadulterated violence and destruction.
The coolest tech that’s been revealed
for this game is that your guy can be stripped of flesh as you battle, which will thankfully regenerate- similar to Wolverine in that surprisingly decent X-Men Origins game. It’s just nice to see that your enemies can take as much damage too.
Splatterhouse hits sometime in the third quarter for Xbox 360 and PS3 and yes, that’s a severed clown head in his hand in the screen below.