Rumor: Namco Bandai Fires Bottlerocket; Afro Samurai Team to Finish Splatterhouse

Kotaku is reporting a rumor that Bottlerocket, the developers of Splatterhouse for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, have been removed from the job, “dooming the California-based developer.”

Sources through the San Diego-area dev community – but not with Bottlerocket itself – say Namco showed up Friday and took back the dev kits and all assets for Splatterhouse. Word has it Namco intends to finish it in house with the Afro Samurai team. — Kotaku

If true, that is definitely unfortunate, as it seems that Bottlerocket will have done all the work, but the Afro Samurai team could get all the credit.

In the meantime, here’s the latest trailer for the title-in-progress, which ironically came out the same day as the above rumor.