is a beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by Namco (now merged with Bandai as Namco Bandai Holdings). It is also subsequently the title of the entire series of games released in home console and personal computer formats.
Due to its violent nature as well as some questionable enemies, the TurboGrafx-16 port of Splatterhouse had a "parental advisory warning" of sorts printed on the front of the box.
Namco Bandai has announced a next-gen adaptation to reboot the franchise to be developed by BottleRocket Entertainment. On February 9, 2009, Namco split ways with BottleRocket Entertainment as the developer. On March 12, 2009, Namco announced that the split from BottleRocket was due to "performance issues".
Splatterhouse is a sidescrolling beat 'em up video game in which the player controls Rick, a parapsychology student who is trapped inside West Mansion. After his resurrection by the Terror Mask, Rick makes his way through the mansion, fighting off hordes of creatures in a vain attempt to save his girlfriend Jennifer from a grisly fate. Players of this game will also recognise a number of western horror film influences, such as Friday the 13th and Evil Dead 2
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