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Arcade Gore Classic “Splatterhouse” Comes to Nintendo Switch in July!



Arcade Gore Classic “Splatterhouse” Comes to Nintendo Switch in July!

Originally released in the arcades, 1988’s Splatterhouse became very popular among horror fans and soon made its way home to TurboGrafx-16 the following year. It featured tons of bloody violence and gore, hordes of deadly monsters, creepy music, and it basically had everything you’d expect from a game inspired by Friday the 13th‘s Jason Voorhees. Everyone at Dark Universe remembers playing this game back in the 80’s, and we still love giving it a playthrough.

Splatterhouse will be heading to the Nintendo Switch console in the Summer of 2017, which will be included on the new Namco Museum pack.

The famous arcades are back as NAMCO MUSEUM arrives exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2017! It will include PAC-MAN™, DIG DUG™, THE TOWER OF DRUAGA™, SKYKID™, GALAGA™, GALAGA ’88 ™. ROLLING THUNDER™, ROLLING THUNDER 2™, SPLATTERHOUSE™, TANK FORCE™.

Check out the Namco Museum Nintendo Switch announcement trailer below!

Two college students, Rick Taylor and Jennifer Willis, take refuge from a storm in West Mansion, a local landmark known as “Splatterhouse” for the rumors of hideous experiments purportedly conducted there by Dr. West, a renowned and missing parapsychologist. As they enter the mansion and the door shuts behind them, Jennifer screams.[3]

Rick awakens in a dungeon under the mansion having been resurrected thanks to the influence of the “Terror Mask”, or in some versions, the “Hell Mask”, a Mayan sacrificial artifact from West’s house which is capable of sentient thought. The mask attaches itself to Rick, fusing with his body and transforming him into a monster with superhuman strength. With the mask’s encouragement, Rick goes on a rampage through the dungeon and the mansion grounds, killing hordes of monsters.[3] Inside the mansion, Rick finds Jennifer, prone on a couch and surrounded by a throng of creatures that retreat upon his arrival. After their departure, Jennifer transforms into a giant, fanged monster that attempts to kill Rick while begging him for help. Rick is forced to kill Jennifer, who transforms back to normal and thanks him before she dies. Infuriated, Rick tracks the remaining monsters to a giant, bloody hole in the mansion’s floor. Upon entering it, Rick discovers that the mansion itself is alive. He follows a bloody hallway to the house’s “womb”, which produces fetus-like monsters that attack him.[4] Rick destroys the womb, which causes the house to burst into flames as it “dies”.

Escaping the burning mansion, Rick comes across a grave marker. The Terror Mask releases energy into the grave, reviving a giant monster named “Hell Chaos” that claws its way up from the earth and attempts to kill Rick. Rick destroys the creature, which unleashes a tormented ghost that dissipates into a series of bright lights. As the lights vanish, the mask shatters, turning Rick back to normal, and he flees as the house burns to the ground and the credits roll. However, after he leaves and the credits end, the Terror Mask reassembles itself and laughs evilly, staying there for 45 seconds, with the word “END” appearing on the bottom right corner of the screen.