Give zombies bullets in House of the Dead: Overkill

By Spencer . August 19, 2008 . 7:49am

Sega has a brand new House of the Dead game and it isn’t coming from Wow/AM1, the team that makes the arcade games. Headstrong Games, a London branch of Kuju Entertainment, is handling the development of House of the Dead: Overkill. The game is being developed specifically for the Wii and naturally it includes some degree of motion control. You get to swing the remote to pistol whip approaching zombies. Young Agent G and hardboiled Detective Washington have other abilities like switching to slow motion and an Evil Eye to spot destructible objects in the environment.


House of the Dead: Overkill expands on the campy b-movie feel with this trailer that seems like it’s from a 1970s low budget horror flick.




Sega Europe and Sega America plan to release House of the Dead: Overkill in early 2009. While the trailer looks sharp the still screenshots look bland. Headstrong Games still half a year to polish the game and keep the franchise growing to pave way for House of the Dead 4 on the Wii.








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  • Amazing trailer, could have fit easily between the “Werewolf Women of the SS” and the “Thanksgiving” trailers in last year’s “Grindhouse”.

    While the screenshots look rather bland, I just can’t say no to more lightgun games. HotD 2&3, Umbrella Chronicles and Ghost Squad where just too much fun. GO SEGA.

    Also, more shmups please.

  • Daizyujin

    Man that trailer is great. Hopefully this game will be pretty good. It certainly looks promising.

  • Daizyujin

    By the way did anybody happen to check out the US trailer on Gametrailers? I went there to get a better quality version to download and it appears that the US version has been censored a little. Take a look.

  • CreatureX

    Holy crap that trailer was awesome! Day one!

  • Shame its on the Wii , would have been much better as an arcade game.

  • seiya19

    I appreciate the support that Sega is giving the Wii, but I don´t know about this one… While I like House of the Dead games, this one looks rather different in style and the change of developer only brings more doubts to me…

    We´ll see…

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