Development of Splatterhouse has transferred from Bottlerocket Entertainment to an in-house team, rumoured to be the Afro-Samurai devs.
The publisher confirmed they "decided to part ways" with the studio, a Bottlerocket dev reveals "Namco showed up with a U-Haul truck," took back their stuff and called it quits.
"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 endeavors," said a Namco rep.
With this certainly puts a bump in the road for the games development, Namco affirm they "are committed to bringing Splatterhouse to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year."
Bottlerocket is now left in a precarious situation with its future unknown. "Last Friday, Namco showed up with a U-Haul truck, took all their assets (dev kits, etc.) and informed management that the title was being pulled from Bottlerocket," a source from inside the studio tells .
The indie teams other project was DC Universe's Flash which fell through with the collapse of Brash Entertainment.