Been keeping tabs on Namco Bandai’s Splatterhouse revival? No? Not surprising, since the company has remained tight-lipped about it ever since development duties were transferred from independent developer Bottlerocket to Surge, an internal studio, earlier this year. Also, the title did not make an E3 appearance, leading it to slip under the radar of most everyone.

So what is the status on Splatterhouse? According to Namco, the gore-laden reboot starring Rick Taylor is still in the works, but has been pushed back to 2010.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc. is hard at work on Splatterhouse. Development is in full swing and we are committed to bringing it to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2010. This will give us time to polish and incorporate all the content to deliver a top notch game worthy of this classic video game franchise.

That’s a fairly significant delay, but taking the rocky development cycle into account, we feel it is completely warranted. Reassuring to hear that Namco is taking its sweet time with this one and not opting to rush things for the sake of cashing in on an old yet memorable franchise.