'Splatterhouse' Uses Emergent's Gamebryo Engine

Worthplaying Writes: "Splatterhouse follows college student Rick Taylor as he tries to rescue his girlfriend, Jennifer, who has disappeared after entering the mysterious and run-down West Mansion. Confronted by horrific other-worldly creatures, Rick comes across a mystical sentient mask that promises to give him the power to find Jennifer. Full of desperation and rage, Rick puts on the "Terror Mask" and is transformed into a juggernaut of pure violence and destruction. Featuring an original storyline by critically-acclaimed comic book writer Gordon Rennie (Necronauts, Judge Dredd), Splatterhouse takes Rick beyond the mansion as he scours the ends of the world to rescue his beloved Jennifer.

Several factors played a major role in the selection process for the technology that will bring to market the unique mix of the brawler and survival horror genres found in Splatterhouse. Most important, Gamebryo's flexible and modular features with easy-to-extend, fully-documented APIs allows BottleRocket to focus on game creativity. The company is also impressed with the ability to quickly develop prototypes and get to first-playables simultaneously across multiple platforms as they did with Splatterhouse. This is done with Gamebryo's Floodgate stream processing engine that makes it possible to simultaneously develop for multi-core systems – across multiple architectures – ensuring all SKUs can be released simultaneously."

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RainOfTerror3709d ago

It's surprising how many titles are/have been made with the Gamebryo Engine, it surely doesn't get enough credit.

Such a versatile amount of titles too, not just another Unreal 3 looking shooter, but whther its an Oblivion RPG, Civ IV strategy game, or some shooter or other, it can handle it.

Impressive ...

kadosho3709d ago

Even though I had a tough time with the original series. That is what was its charm, but this is something new. Bit daunting to see a new chapter unfold, maybe its retelling what the original game started out with, and branching out even more. Could be promising after all

frostquake3709d ago (Edited 3709d ago )

This was one game I played over and over on my Turbo Graphx, Duo, and my Hand Held Turbo Express. What other system let you play the game on your console and then pop it in your Hand Held TurboExpress and let you take it on the road. I kick my self for ever getting rid of my TurboExpress!!! It even came with an RCA tuner card so I could watch TV on my TurboExpress Hand held.