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House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii) - due out February!

Written by bidden_sue on Saturday, 6 December 20084 Comments

Sega gives its zombie blaster a modern makeover - at last!!!

UK Developer Headstrong have dumped the bright colour palette at last and opted for a much darker look for this latest outing of an aging franchise. Yes, HotD has finally grown up!

It is, of course, another Zapper-compatible on-rails shooter, as this is what the Wii was made for! This time it has been modelled very much on those wonderful Tarantino-esque Grindhouse classics, complete with terrible acting and corny scripts. The tongue-in-cheek humour of the previous outings is as strong as ever, just a lot more British. The zombies are as diverse and grotesque as ever, and include fat guys and conjoined twins - all the more to blast to pieces!

I’m sure this will feature very highly on many people’s wishlist in the New Year, especially as they tire of war games again.

4 Comments »

  • Martin - the fat ninja said:

    Thanks for the article; much appreciated.

    But please note that The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is due for release in February and not January.

    Regards,
    Martin - SEGA Europe.

  • zoidy said:

    Brilliant, loving the ‘grindhouse’ slant, makes the game seem a lot more ‘tounge-in-cheek’ as mentioned.

    Though it is coming out at the same time as some other big players so may be missed out on.

  • bidden_sue (author) said:

    Many thanks to Martin for the release update. I’ll amend our records.

    Looking forward to this game very much!

  • Sean Aaron said:

    I also am looking forward to this. I have Ghost Squad and I’m up for a horror-themed lightgun game that’s more arcade-like than Umbrella Chronicles was.

    Nice seeing a vendor rep in here as well!

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