…or Prince of War, whichever you prefer. When the first trailer for Splatterhouse debuted back in October of last year, it successfully recalled key elements from the series’ 16-bit glory days: the damsel in distress, the Jason-inspired mask and, most importantly, the ever-reliable 2×4. It seemed that the title was poised to bring the simple, gore-soaked gameplay of its predecessors into our current HD generation.
A look at the latest trailer, however, reveals some new elements for the series, including vertical platforming a la Prince of Persia and God of War-style QTEs and boss fights. The game’s current release window is 3rd quarter 2009, so we’ll find out then if these new gameplay elements mesh with the old — or if they stand out as hollow attempts to borrow from some current classics.