Follow us on:

Posts tagged bottlerocket,Splatterhouse

Splatterhouse review: All guts, no glory

If there's one thing Splatterhouse isn't, it's precise. It seems to take pride in being sloppy as it revels in letting you lop off limbs, crush skulls, and tear ribcages from spines. Unfortunately, thanks to that same sloppy attitude, you might find yourself wishing the game could do the same to...

Continue Reading

New Splatterhouse screens -- now with more blood!

If you're anything like us, you've had the upcoming Splatterhouse remake fresh in your mind ever since this week's positively terrifying reveal of Splatterhouse shoes. Thankfully, Namco also released a handful of fresh screens of the game, riddled with various creature parts and – shock!...

Continue Reading

Splatterhouse opens its doors in Q3 2010

Click to enter SplattergalleryWe had kind of forgotten that, despite the closure of developer BottleRocket, Namco Bandai's current-gen Splatterhouse revamp was still in the works. And even if we had remembered that, we would have assumed that the supposed 2010 release had been quietly canceled in...

Continue Reading

BottleRocket fizzles out of existence

BottleRocket Entertainment, the company that had worked on Splatterhouse and a game based on The Flash, has shut down. Studio founder Jay Beard confirmed the closure and noted in an email that he plans to make a new operation "from the ground up." According to Beard, BottleRocket had been in a...

Continue Reading

BottleRocket confirms work on Splatterhouse

A BottleRocket representative has confirmed an earlier report suggesting that members of the former Splatterhouse developer's team had been brought on by Namco Bandai to help finish the job. "Yes, that is true," commented the rep, who added the while the studio couldn't talk about how many...

Continue Reading

Report: BottleRocket devs hired to finish Splatterhouse

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Namco had taken development of its Splatterhouse revival away from developer BottleRocket, opting to move the game to the internal studio behind Afro Samurai. Namco cited a "performance issue" as its reason for pulling development, a claim that BottleRocket...

Continue Reading

BottleRocket responds to 'performance issue' claims

And the drama continues between publisher Namco Bandai and BottleRocket, with the former Splatterhouse developer responding this afternoon to claims last week that a "performance issue" was to blame for the project being yanked off the California studio's plate. Obviously miffed, the company noted...

Continue Reading

Namco: BottleRocket 'performance issue' to blame for Splatterhouse flap

Namco Bandai has broken its silence: "So, basically, the only reason why publishers pull the project out from the developer is when the developer isn't really meeting the requirements," COO Makoto Iwai told Gamasutra, as he carefully began the first official explanation for the removal of...

Continue Reading

Ex Splatterhouse dev speaks out, confirms new project

BottleRocket, the now former developer of Namco's forthcoming Splatterhouse reboot, has officially commented on last week's unexpected parting of ways with the franchise. The move -- on Namco's part -- raised questions about the studio's fate, yet a statement we received today includes word of...

Continue Reading

Namco splits with Splatterhouse dev, game will be finished

Namco Bandai has confirmed that its upcoming next-gen reboot of Splatterhouse -- which we just saw at New York Comic Con -- is no longer in development at Bottlerocket Entertainment. Development of the game, which was the studio's only project, will be completed, although Namco isn't saying who...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Get a closer look at final retail Amiibos

Posted on Nov 22nd 2014 9:00AM

Image

Games we love and hate

Posted on Nov 21st 2014 3:00PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW