I'm not sure what's harder to believe: That venerable horror magazine Fangoria is 30 years old or that only now, in 2010, will a videogame grace the cover for the first time. If you put a gun to my head, I'd go with the latter.

Horror gaming has only gotten really popular in the last 15 years, but it's amazing to me that in that time (which has seen classic titles like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and too many others to list) not one game has ever been featured on the magazine's cover. That's about to change.

Namco's updating of the classic coin-muncher Splatterhouse will be the first of what I hope will be many games to appear on Fango's cover. In the grand scheme of things, it's an odd choice (I doubt the new Splatterhouse will be nearly as iconic as the aforementioned games that never got cover consideration) -- but I'm not going to complain. I'm not the biggest fan of the artwork (as many commenters have pointed out, it looks like a Rob Liefeld drawing with all the wonky muscular anatomy), but hey -- it's something.

Kotaku was cool enough to share the image (pictured above). Rick starts his quest to save Jennifer in Quarter 3 of this year on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
categories Movies, Horror