SPLATTERHOUSE is a challenge to splatter expression that was rare at the time, captivated fans with its impact.
This game first appeared in arcades in 1988. It was later adapted into a series of home video games and remakes were created overseas, and was loved both in Japan and abroad.
The original reproductions of the key visuals drawn for the PC Engine version (1990), which determined the popularity of the game, are now available.
In order not to miss the overlapping and bleeding of the acrylic paint and the brush strokes of the original, multiple scans were performed under different lighting conditions to successfully bring the tones and textures as close as possible.
Even in the case of black, the shadows and the different layers of lines in the original are also reproduced. So if you look closely, you can clearly see artists finishing brushstrokes that make the characters stand out.
It’s vividness of the illustrations has been preserved even after more than 30 years, which shows how well the originals have been kept.
But the slightly faded ruled line in the margins of the canvas and the yellowed cellophane tape glue marks on the top of the original have also been perfectly reproduced down to the color tone.
It is as if the original painting came straight from Bandai Namco Studios.
This is sure to be an item coveted by fans as it replicates the art as it is now, after resting in Bandai Namco Studios for the over thirty years. This completely made-to-order product is a collaboration between Namco Museum of Art and TORCH TORCH.