Rumour: Namco moves Splatterhouse to Afro Samurai team

Sunday, 8th February 2009 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Following rumour yesterday that Splatterhouse developer BottleRocket had gone bust, Kotaku’s fleshed the story out with talk that the horror reboot’s been moved in-house at Namco.

The game is to be completed by Namco’s Afro Samurai team, according to that piece. Less than ideal if you’re BottleRocket, obviously.

Splatterhouse made an appearance at Comic Con this weekend, making the news even tougher for the Californian developer.

The move essentially means it’s curtains for BottleRocket. Staff are apparently in the process of being paid up.

There’s no news yet on quite why any of this has happened. More next week, probably.



  1. absolutezero

    In a small shocking turn the Afro Samurai game is really quite well made, sure it has some gameplay problems here and there but other than that its as smooth as you like and the cross-hatched cel-shading looks fantastic.

    Hopefully Surge won’t have to just drop into Splatterhouse half way through and try and finish it.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Squa11

    Well lets just hope that the Afro Samurai team has learned from their gameplay mistakes and not let it happen again in Splatterhouse.

    #2 6 years ago

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