In searching for pictures of the original "Splatterhouse" video game to go with a blog post begging for a modern revamp of the series, I stumbled on something that many horror and video game nerds have known for some time: IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING. Granted, I've only played the "Splatterhouse" games on an emulator, but I was always fascinated with the featuring Jason-esque protagonist in ultraviolent (for the time) 2d beat-em-up mayhem. I would have been happy with a re-skinning for XBox Live Arcade, but this is something totally different and exciting!
Some have complained about the departure from the more human-esque rendering of Rick from the first three games, but honestly, how could this dude be any less badass? Plus, I'm not inclined to knock anyone that shows the same taste in cutoff jean shorts. Color me completely fucking stoked for Splatterhouse 2009, and shenanigans on me for not finding out sooner!