Well, apparently the new Splatterhouse game from Nacmo will not be released in stores this October as originally planned. Intended to be made available October 26, right before Halloween, the game is now available for pre-order via online retailers Gamestop and Amazon.com for November 23- WHA?! Suffice it to say, I am deeply upset by this scheduling change as I had intended for Splatterhouse to be the pièce de résistance of my Halloween haunting season.
Already being underwhelmed by the lack of merchandising and spectacle of Halloween this year in my local outlets (Target, Wal-Mart, Spirit Halloween), this comes as yet another blow... and it hits below the belt. The only shining beacon about my discovery of this delay was learning the Gamestop is offering an exclusive 6" Terror Mask statue (see insert) with a pre-order for the game. Regardless of the delay, most likely due to some last minute polish for either the graphics or gameplay, I'm pretty bummed about the whole thing.