.html Namco Bandai's gory, 3D re-imagining of ye olde Splatterhouse series might... actually be pretty good, based on the newest trailer. Sure, it may lack some bitmap charm, but its better than we expected.

We'd advise you to give it some time, as the trailer starts off a little slow, without a single demonic purple lamprey-thing being squished and some rather generic looking action that may induce urges to close browser tabs. But when we finally get a look at some of the game's big, big bosses, the Splatterhouse lust kicks in.

The BottleRocket developed game, due to hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, looks to be the second title to sport the Surge label. If Splatterhouse does turn out to be a winner, we're willing to forgive the unnecessary xtreme branding.

Splatterhouse HD Trailer [GameTrailers]