House of the Dead: OVERKILL - Awesome.
Posted by Anthony Dickens
SEGA surprise us with the announcement of a brand spanking new House of the Dead game, exclusive for Wii coming early next year.
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL uncovers the ugly, terrifying, red hot secrets behind the House of the Dead; the daddy of all over-the-top shooters. While staying true to the classic gameplay this hugely successful SEGA series is getting a new retro look, with distinctive graphics, sound and attitude that will add to its horror cool status. Plus, thanks to the Wii Remote™, players will fight off zombies when they get too close; pistol-whipping jaws off and smashing in skulls with their shotgun butt.
“We wanted to do something really different with The House of the Dead: OVERKILL,” commented Bradley Crooks, Studio Head at Headstrong Games. “With SEGA we’ve been able to create a fresh look for the franchise. I think you’ll agree it’s like nothing you’ve seen before on Wii.”
“Paying homage to the pulp horror comics and films that inspired generations of gore fans, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL will expose gamers to a brand-new fleshy rollercoaster ride of revolting dismemberment,” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director at SEGA Europe. “This is the hardcore Wii title you’ve been waiting for.”
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL takes you back to when Special Agent G was fresh out of the academy. Teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass Detective Washington, they are sent to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little do they know what blood-soaked mutant depravity awaits them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City…
Fantastic, awesome, we love you SEGA. Being huge fans of the franchise we welcome this news, having looked at the trailer it seems SEGA have opted for a total "Planet Terror" feel to the game, bringing back that classic B movie feel. Might upset some fans but I'm sure it'll kick ass... if the new developer can Headstrong Games can live upto our expectations.
Two issues emerge with the announcement of this game, 1) what the hell has happened to a Wii port of the brilliant House of the Dead 4? and 2) what the hell are the Daily Mail gonna say about this? "SEGA = Violence"?
His name was... Machete.