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Splatterhouse dev, Bottlerocket, shuts its doors

BottleRocket Entertainment has shut down. Work on the Splatterhouse project was canceled after Namco Bandai dropped the developer earlier this year. “After fighting to keep the doors open for the past six months we have decided to close and move on,” studio president Jay Beard told Kotaku. Beard told the site that he is currently […]

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BottleRocket Entertainment headlines

  • Namco puts Splatterhouse staff back to work on title

    Namco has hired 10-20 staff members from BottleRocket to finish development of Splatterhouse. Seems the company opened up a new studio in San Diego and pulled in artists, designers, programmers, producers, and other staff to work alongside the Afro Samurai team. Splatterhouse was yanked from BottleRocket back in March because of “performance issues” and combined […]

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  • BottleRocket claims Namco's handling of Splatterhouse was "inept"

    Ex-Splatterhouse developer BottleRocket has hit back at Namco claims that there was a “performance issue” regarding the creation of the horror title, saying that it never missed a milestone and that Namco’s handling of the project must therefore have been “inept”. BottleRocket said in a statement, published by Gamasutra: We too have to be careful […]

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  • BottleRocket's The Flash shown in screens

    A few screens of what’s apparently a BottleRocket adaptation of The Flash have surfaced, showing… The Flash. See them here. The game was apparently in development for now defunct publisher Brash. BottleRocket wound up earlier this month when Namco pulled Splatterhouse from the firm. Via Kotaku and superannuation.

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  • Ex-Splatterhouse dev team to start on new game

    The BottleRocket team fired by Namco for a still unknown reason has issued a statement saying it wishes the publisher “the best” and is to start work on a new game. “Namco canceled the development of Splatterhouse on February 6, 2009,” said the note. “BottleRocket wishes Namco the best in completing their project.” The statement […]

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  • BottleRocket closure confirmed

    Following rumour of Splatterhouse developer BottleRocket going bust at the weekend, Gamasutra’s confirmed the truth of it. “Yes, we have decided to part ways with BottleRocket Entertainment,” said a Namco rep, “but we are committed to bringing Splatterhouse to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year. “At this time, we are not ready […]

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  • Rumour: Namco moves Splatterhouse to Afro Samurai team

    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 […]

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  • Rumour: BottleRocket goes bust

    Splatterhouse developer BottleRocket Entertainment has gone bust, says an apparently solid rumour. The company is showing off its horror reboot at New York Comic Con this weekend. BottleRocket – based in Carlsbad, Calfornia – was formed in 2002 of the core team that created Mark of Kri and its sequel at Sony’s San Diego studio. […]

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  • Original Splatterhouse to be included in reboot

    Good shit, yo. Speaking at Comic Con yesterday Splatterhouse co-producer Mark Brown confirmed that the original game’s to be included in the upcoming re-boot. “Everybody wants that,” he said. “In one form, we’re gonna deliver on it.” Brown called the original, the “crown jewel of the [Namco] back catalog,” at the event, and said the […]

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  • New Splatterhouse trailer is completely ridiculous

    Bottle Rocket’s put out a new trailer for the Splatterhouse reboot, and it looks stupid in all the right ways. The world needs more monster metal horror in videogames, which is just as well. No date. PS3, 360. After the break.

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  • EGM scoops new Splatterhouse

    The June issue of EGM’s got a cover exclusive on a new Splatterhouse game, if you can believe that. See here. There are no details on that page apart from the fact it’s being published by Namco. Surfer Girl reckons BottleRocket Entertainment (Rise of the Kasai) is developing the title. There’s loads of other stuff […]

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