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Namco hires Bottlerocket devs to finish Splatterhouse

Original team members back at work on horror title - report

Namco Bandai has hired developers from Bottlerocket to complete the Splatterhouse game it took off the studio earlier in the year.

According to Variety, between 10 and 20 former Bottlerocket staff are working in a new studio in San Diego on the upcoming horror remake.

Namco Bandai pulled the game from Bottlerocket citing "performance issues" back in February, sparking a war of words as Bottlerocket hit back at the publisher for being "inept".

The report suggests that artists, developers, programmers and producers are all back at work on the game, which is due for release this year.

The future of Bottlerocket is uncertain – as well as losing Splatterhouse, the team were also at work on The Flash for defunct publisher Brash Entertainment.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.