Gametrailers just put out a new extended trailer of their upcoming Splatterhouse game (since it’s just called Splatterhouse, I’m guessing it’s a remake and not a sequel). I don’t know if you guys remember, but Splatterhouse was an arcade game back in the 80’s, and it was gory as hell. I remember seeing it at some shoddy arcade, and seeing the demo of a dude in a hockey mask with a plank of wood splattering zombies against the wall. I forgot all about the game (this was before the Internet) but then I remembered again when I picked up Splatterhouse 2 on the Sega Genesis, and then again when I leeched the Splatterhouse 3 ROM for a Genesis emulator. After that, I think the franchise just sorta went into hibernation.
And now, they’re remaking it for a new generation of violence-obsessed kids! This trailer is actually kinda blargh because there’s no blood and the slo-mo gets really boring after a while… but I do appreciate the animation. Your character moves really well and it looks sweet. Then towards the end of the video, shit hits the fan and you see some real gameplay footage, and it looks pretty interesting.
Anyway, the game was all about high difficulty levels and extreme gore. Zombies had skin like cheap condoms and would explode the moment you touched them, so there was green goo flying around everywhere. The zombie designs in the new trailer look very similar to the old school stuff, but will it be anywhere as gory and classic as the original?
Check out this sample footage of the original arcade game below. Make sure you watch up to the bit where he picks up the plank and starts swinging zombies into the wall! That’s exactly one minute into the video.