Namco has confirmed earlier reports that it has revoked the Splatterhouse project from developer Bottlerocket.
Last weekend saw rumours surface that the publisher had reclaimed developer kits and related assets from the developer, instead choosing to trust the Afro Samurai team to finish the project.
"We have decided to part ways with Bottlerocket Entertainment but we are committed to bringing Splatterhouse to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year," a Namco spokesperson told Kotaku.
"At this time, we are not ready to discuss specific development details about the game and wish Bottlerocket the best of luck in their future endeavours."
It still remains unclear what the future holds for the developer, which was already suffering from the loss of a project associated with Brash Entertainment.