Nintendo’s plastic gun shell rises from the grave in Japan and Europe, thanks to two zombie bundles.
Sega of Japan packaged the House of the Dead: Overkill with the Zapper instead of the two hand cannon plastic pistols Sega made for Europe. Overkill spreads to Japan on September 17.
In Europe, Capcom has a Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles pack which contains the game and Zapper. The bundle slides into stores on November 27, ten days after The Darkside Chronicles debuts in North America.
Only one Zapper package was made for North America, the original bundle with Link’s Crossbow Training, which means Nintendo of America released more Wii Wheel bundles than Zapper bundles. Neither plastic shell is necessary, but it’s interesting to note that Nintendo stopped pushing the Zapper in North America.