Shin Splatterhouse (or New Splatterhouse) is the primary location of Splatterhouse 2, located on a tiny private island in the middle of a lake near the remnants of West Mansion. While it is unknown how and why Shin Splatterhouse exists (similar to the West Mansion in Arcade version of the prequel) in the Japanese version, it is said to be owned by a Dr. Mueller in localized instruction manuals, who was apparently doing similar experiments as Dr. West's. Rick Taylor came to it after the Terror Mask told him he could still save Jennifer Willis, and to do so he had to break a forbidden seal. After the events of Splatterhouse 2, the second mansion sunk to the bottom of the lake.