With the unfortunate news that Nintendo is discontinuing the popular NES Classic (depriving us of Ghosts ‘N Goblins, Castlevania, and Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest in the process), there’s at least some consolation on the way for horror fans.
During Nintendo Direct earlier this week, Nintendo announced that the classic arcade collection Namco Museum is headed to the eShop on Switch this summer. One of the games of interest for horror fans in the collection is 1988’s sidescroller beat ’em up, Splatterhouse! Yes, the game that advertised that it wasn’t for young children and cowards (seriously) is coming to the Switch. This time, unlike with the North American Virtual Console (which ended up having the censored TurboGrafx-16 version), we’re getting the original Arcade version. That’s right, we get the original version that includes Rick’s white mask and the original Stage 4 boss.
Also included in the collection are Pac-Man, Rolling Thunder, Galaga, Dig Dug and other classics. But honestly, many of us only care about smacking zombies with a 2×4 as Rick, right? The estimated retail price for the collection is $29.99 USD.