House of the Dead 3, 4 headed for PSN

Sega lightgun shooters set for downloadable debut on PS3; House of the Dead 3 opens up February 7, with House of the Dead 4 ready to make console debut in spring.

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The real estate bubble may have burst, but that isn't stopping Sega from investing in The House of the Dead. The publisher today announced that it would be releasing The House of the Dead 3 and The House of the Dead 4 as downloadable titles for the PlayStation 3 early this year.

It's not easy to have pinpoint accuracy with a shotgun.

The first of the two lightgun shooters will arrive February 7 on the PlayStation Network, with the previously arcade-exclusive House of the Dead 4 following in the spring. Both games will feature PlayStation Move support, as well as updated high-definition graphics and trophy support.

While this will be the first time the 2006 arcade game House of the Dead 4 has found its way to consoles, The House of the Dead 3 has been ambling onto new platforms for years. After debuting in arcades in 2002, the game lumbered to the original Xbox later that year, shambled to the PC in 2005, and staggered to the Wii in 2008 as part of the combo package The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return.

The franchise made its PlayStation platform debut last year with a high-definition, 3D-compatible port of the 2009 Wii lightgun shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill.

Discussion

49 comments
digi-demon
digi-demon

The curious case of Mr Cushien continues!

digi-demon
digi-demon

@Philly1uper Exactly - HOTD should be a download - could be a perfect arcade title like Daytona USA.

CadillacCowboy
CadillacCowboy

So if these games support for the PlayStation Move, I should be able to use the rifle I bought for my PlayStation Move too, right?

daub11
daub11

have they made h.o.t.d for the 360 yet cause that would be awsome.

daub11
daub11

i don't understand why they have to create games after movies, to me i think that is just a waste of time and money. they should let movies be movies and let games be games, if this is making any sense at all.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

F^&*&^*^%&$ Sony its ABOUT TIME!!.. When will there be more of these games. How about point blank pack... Silent Scope !!!! .... Please FEED the NEEDY Sony.... many more games come to mind that are in the arcade that I want to play at home.

shaks101
shaks101

House of the Dead 2 > :) I will be getting one, which one should I get my lovely and kind, considerate fellow gamers?!

coltACP
coltACP

About Bloody time, but to be honest this should have been announced back in 2006/2007 before Overkill came out.Overkill kicked arse on Wii and the best fit for HotD.I would rather have a sequel to Overkill than a release of 4 (which i had wanted on Wii back in 2007 when it was Relevant).Makes you wonder who thinks these ideas up, just like which prat thought it was a good idea not to Port the original HotD in the 2 & 3 release on Wii. It was the first sodding game? how can you NOT put it on the disc?not graphically good enough? well remake it with better graphics? yet they release two very old arcade shooters a few years later.Sega, sack the men making these retarded decisions, Please for the love of G.

darkouer
darkouer

I love light gun games, but I won't be getting these as HotD:Overkil and Time Crisis RS have shown that the move is a poor alternative for a ligth gun.

DefunktJunk
DefunktJunk

wow. i remember when i used to play HotD 2 on dreamcast back in the day. those were some good times =D but ever since the dreamcast died, i havent played a HotD game since. nice to know i'll finally be able to play these games i missed over the years. thankyou sega!

dubel_07
dubel_07

I'd be sweet to see HotD on PSN for Android.

Jing16
Jing16

Oh my holy God, HotD 4 on consoles after so many years? All of my money Sega, take it all.

triple-hunt
triple-hunt

Not on PC bud. Will always be better on a console I feel.

cnc_theft_auto
cnc_theft_auto

HotD4 needs to be released on PC or Wii, I wanna play!! :(

4quarters
4quarters

HOtD3 is buy at $9.99, HOtD4 $14.99 any more than that and i'm out...

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I thought House of the Dead 4 would come to the wii, but still it's on a console.

whoozwah
whoozwah

excellent news. Glad to finally see HotD 4 on a console. God knows my chances of finding a cab in the states was slim.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I'll probably get these. I've always been interested in playing these, but I daren't play them in the arcade because when I played them I constantly sucked, because I reload after every shot as if it were second nature (I have the same problem on online games). At least the home console ports will save me both pound coins and embarrassment.

westsiderz28
westsiderz28

great news looking forward to hod4, already played hod3 to death on wii, i hope sega release lost world jurassic park and all of ther other classic arcades like scud race, sega rally,rambo, and then namco please do time crisis 1 hd thers so many great arcades id love to see released on psn/xblive

AustinH147
AustinH147

I have the old House of the Dead games, as well as the 3rd on the Xbox. Looking forward to playing the 4th on PSN :O.

endorbr
endorbr

Something good to use my PS Move and Sharpshooter for if it's cheap enough.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

@sochio I don't see why anyone would want to play without the Move contoller with these games, but they do usually have an option to play with a regular controller. I'll definitely get these games when I can after they come to PSN. Haven't played the 3rd one in forever, and never have played the fourth.

RazorWolf327
RazorWolf327

I know they're not from the same company, but if they brought the Time Crisis games to PSN...my god that'd be just fantastic.

sochio
sochio

can you play with the control pad ???

midnightclubx
midnightclubx

I'm not one to quote other people, but this was my initial reaction to finding out 4 will finally be getting a PSN release after being MIA for 6 years: "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"

benleslie5
benleslie5

Reload, Reload, Please shoot outside the screen. Will this be PS Move only or can you use a normal controller?

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

One thing, I want to say, is that while there is a general dissension towards motion controls, one thing I am grateful they did was bring back some interest in Light Gun Games. Sure FPS are great, but the light gun game is special in it's own right. They are just a blast to play.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

@leeko_link I think they lost the source code.

B-boy
B-boy

hell yea, man i whish make a compelation of the house of dead 1-4 collection

leeko_link
leeko_link

Awesome but why no House of the Dead 1?

talool1
talool1

"I always wanted to play 4" - You're not the only one. . . I'm so glad to hear It's coming to home consoles, I also really hope that it'll make use of Namco's GunCon-3.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

HELL YEAH! This are amazing news, I always wanted to play 4. Now, where's my HOTD 1 remake?

franzito
franzito

Never played the originals, perhaps it's worth checking?

franzito
franzito

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ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Yep agreed. It's a guilty little pleasure of mine as well :D

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

I love all the House of the Deads. I been really enjoying Overkill:Extended Cut alot latley. So this is definitely a must have for me.

vadicta
vadicta

Neat. I wonder if house of the dead 4 is any good.

pszone
pszone

Sega well done your makeing right move to reasle downlord tiles as well sega classics more to get your proflts back up. I will be checking this out but didnt like new one so check out this old classic since i got to use my move so this is it. as well time crisis well bring that to the store next plz namco