NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that SPLATTERHOUSE is now available throughout North America for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3. Inspired by the landmark 1988 arcade hit, SPLATTERHOUSE embodies the unfiltered, primal aggression of its namesake, combining visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver over-the-top gore. Alongside the franchise’s console offerings, the arcade version of SPLATTERHOUSE is available across multiple platforms, including iPhone, iPod touch, JAVA, BREW, RIM and Windows Mobile.
SPLATTERHOUSE follows college student Rick Taylor as he embarks on a mission to rescue his true love, Jennifer, who was kidnapped after they entered a mysterious run-down Mansion inhabited by an elusive scientist, Dr. West. Confronted by otherworldly horrific abominations under Dr. West’s control, Rick turns to a mystical sentient mask, which promises to give him the power to reunite with his beloved Jennifer. Full of desperation, Rick dons the “Terror Mask” and is transformed into a raging juggernaut seething with unadulterated violence and bringing destruction to anything that stands in his way.
SPLATTERHOUSE gives players countless ways to decimate your enemies with extreme gore including Necrotic energy powered attacks, the all powerful Berserker Mode, an arsenal of classic & new SPLATTERHOUSE weapons, and the ultimate over-the-top gruesome Splatter Kills which enable the player to rip, impale, and smash their opponents into bloody pulpy masses.
SPLATTERHOUSE will also feature Survival Arenas, which are unlockable areas that contain 20 rounds of unimaginable horror–enabling players to take on ever increasing waves of grotesque monsters in a test of endurance and strength. Players start off with full health and an empty Necro Meter and must slay their way past each round, building their Necro Energy, and relying on the Splatter Siphon healing ability. If they succeed, they will be rewarded with Blood to be used in purchasing Necro Moves.
Boasting a licensed soundtrack with many of the top names in metal, the original SPLATTERHOUSE trilogy as an unlockable and Survival Arenas, SPLATTERHOUSE is the ultimate celebration of all things Metal and Gore. SPLATTERHOUSE is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $59.99.
Expanding on the accessibility of the SPLATTERHOUSE brand, the original 1988 arcade hit is reaching new consumers with its availability on mobile platforms including iPhone, JAVA, BREW, RIM and Windows Mobile. While catering to the various platforms, Splatterhouse still embodies the bone chilling horror series as players hack and slash their way through zombies, bats, demons and other gruesome monsters that get in the way. Available for $2.99 on Apple’s App Store, the iPhone-version includes an exclusive Splatter Rush Mode allowing the player to take on consecutive waves of monsters. Pricing structures for JAVA, BREW, RIM and Windows Mobile vary; fans can check with their wireless carrier for exact release dates and pricing
“Simultaneously launching the mobile and console versions of SPLATTERHOUSE was important to seamlessly re-invigorate the classic title,” commented Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “As we bring the console and mobile divisions of NAMCO together, we will continue to provide access to our brands across multiple platforms to make sure fans don’t feel left out.”