House of the Dead lurches onto Wii

Second and third games in zombie shooter franchise compiled for release on Nintendo's console next spring.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles has the coveted zombie-lightgun-style-arcade-shooter-for-the-Wii subgenre cornered, but Sega is looking to break Capcom's death grip on the market. Today, Sega announced that it is prepping The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return for the Wii.

As the name suggests, the game includes versions of The House of the Dead 2 and The House of the Dead III in one package. Players will be able to choose from six game modes, including the standard arcade and time attack options, and there will be single-player campaign and multiplayer modes for two players. This won't be the first time these two titles have been paired up; the 2002 Xbox release of The House of the Dead III also included an unlockable House of the Dead 2 for those who beat the game.

Sega has not specified what changes would be made to the original games, but it did say the game will use the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk (and be designed with the Wii Zapper in mind as well). No price point was announced, but Sega expects the game will ship in spring 2008.

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165 comments
ChileanSeba
ChileanSeba

i just hope that this game will not be very expensive

Chef_Bretz
Chef_Bretz

Classics! A 'good' reason to by the Perfect Shot pistol!

ninjarat
ninjarat

I can't wait to play this! I beat the arcade version of the 1st one, & have played 2 & 3 on coin op. The co-op play feature sounds good too! gotta love SEGA!

jcap669
jcap669

i played the arcade version and its great i just hope theres no crosshair...which i think is impossible for Wii

TonyMangtana
TonyMangtana

I had this on Dreamcast. The graphics look exactly the same, lmao. But no doubt, I'll probably buy this again on it's release for the Wii. I'd rather get this than RE:UC.

16bitmaster
16bitmaster

Seems the same as the realease of resident evil uc, nintendo need to up there stakes a bit and start making some good games.

jUsT4gAm3z
jUsT4gAm3z

I love this game, and ill buy it at the first day! =D

Tailscoolio
Tailscoolio

I had the x-box version of this, i hope they keep the training modes, they were actually okay, but a bit too hard. Plus "bloodwerewolf" is right, jet set radio definately should get remade

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

How i love the House of the Dead! I might need a Wii finally!

BloodWerewolf
BloodWerewolf

Here's my list of games Sega should re-release on the Wii, along with HOTD 1, 2, and 3: Time Crisis Silent Scope Shenmue 1 and 2 (I owned these on the Dreamcast and Xbox) Jet Grind Radio / Jet Set Radio Future (Same with this) And last but not least, Sega should make a sequel to Skies of Arcadia. If they can make one for Nights, this isn't that out there.

morpheus_mb
morpheus_mb

wow i hope rail shooters for the wii, dont become like arcade shooters were for the dreamcast. all in all house of the dead killed much of our time in the arcade games. they need to bring silent scope to a console lol.

Kranium
Kranium

I would consider buying this if it would include the first game. As I have already the second game for the Dreamcast, I am not paying full price just for the third game.

GreenC4T
GreenC4T

I might check it out. I've played them at the arcades but since it's so loud you can't hear what is going on. Besides, I never played long enough to finish the game!

SirCrimson
SirCrimson

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Fredrick2003x
Fredrick2003x

I agree, make it a trilogy package, why do you hate House of the Dead 1 so much, it never gets any credit...

c_rakestraw
c_rakestraw moderator moderator

It looks like light gun games are making a comeback.

ftjx
ftjx

cool a lightgun-game competition, let's hope more will join.......

jrod9999
jrod9999

Time for Sega to get all their money out of their arcade shooters!!! Virtua Cop anyone??

chupamelpo
chupamelpo

This game gets old really quick.

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

How about the first one as well, Sega? Make it a trilogy package if it would fit.

xcollector
xcollector

Come on Sega! Release every light gun game you ever made for the wii!

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

2,3 on to Wii? that's great, but I played those game too much.

compaq345682
compaq345682

HoTD 2 was the greatest light gunner ever imo. I still have my copy for my dreamcast but its too scracthed up to work. One of my fondest video game moments came from this game when my bro and his friend were playing and a lil kid poped out of a door followed by 2 zombies and both of them thought he was a zombie and blasted the hell out of him. Oh but great idea they should do HoTD 4 and Ocean Hunter too.

eden9914
eden9914

why not a remake of hotd 1,2 and 3???...it would be something seductive...

SneakyB986
SneakyB986

I still play my copy of HOD 2 on dreamcast just to see the girl go "don't come, don't come" haha .....would be nice if they spruced up the graphics a little....but would also be great if they released it for a bargain price of like twenty bucks :)

westsiderz28
westsiderz28

while were on the subject how about lost world? or lets go jungle? they were awesome light gun games

Shaoran_Lee
Shaoran_Lee

I have the Xbox version of HOD3 (that include HOD2). If Sega doesn't put the HOD1 in the deal, or do a remake with better graphics, i won't get this game. They are go and everything, but come on!!! Don't give us the same Xbox game port to the Wii!!!

Chadius
Chadius

G's Bloodstains! Will buy! *begs for Typing of the Dead pack-in*

dracosol
dracosol

Where is HOTD 1? I liked that one much better than the others. They didn't skimp out on the gore factor. I was so diapointed when I went to play HOTD 2 & 3 and discovered there were none of the good old head explosions and chest bursts from the old game. Maybe they will add it into the Wii version.

donniedew
donniedew

I always loved lightgun games and have been saddened for a while by their demise. They're just so fun. BTW when did HOTD 4 come out? Never saw that one.

DS_Lightning21
DS_Lightning21

It's nice to see rail-shooters making a comeback. Truly one of the more exciting pick-up-and-play genres.

pigman239
pigman239

why dont they bring HOTD 4 to consoles?

KingKoop
KingKoop

Nice I knew this was always a possibility, but why not the first one?

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Yea these games are classics in my book. I really have enjoyed teh house of the dead series. It would be nice if they would throw in the 1st game to, but it sounds like it might just be a port of the xbox game explaining why its only 2 and 3. For me I had more memories playing the 1st game then 2 & 3.

nesto423
nesto423

house of the dead 3 is awesome , i got it for the xbox way back and rebought it when it was playable on 360. u guyz will have loads of fun ... hotd 2 is great too ... played it on dreamcast ... didnt play it on xbox ... was too early for me to play it again. "mite try it now" :)

Yyin9564
Yyin9564

i have no need for i zapper... but i do love House of the Dead II... and i know it like the back of my hand... so putting a new spin on it might not be too bad... i have things to ponder

grimybrit
grimybrit

Can't wait till next year. I'm gonna pick up my wii zapper tomorrow!

sir-michael
sir-michael

Ohh great i love house of dead 2 arcade version it was way better then 3rd one , but they will be in the same pacgage so you cant loose can you :) now i got to get that zapper thingy :)

ftjx
ftjx

this is a no-brainer really, not sure that the zapper makes you a better shot though ...I bought the Wii-blaster myself and I certaintly won't recommend it to anyone, moving such a big and heavy chunck of plastic around only makes games harder

omrikk87
omrikk87

good move ,the Wii is perfect for those games ,that zapper really get some awesome games

NitroSpark
NitroSpark

Sweet,,,,wifi 2player would be good

Ah_joy_lunch
Ah_joy_lunch

Fantastic, I'm surely going to get this title.

xcollector
xcollector

How long do you think it will take Nintendo to exhaust their VC titles and third party developers to run out of last gen ports to get them to start focusing more on new content? The wii is truly the retro console of this generation. It would be great if Sega included House of the Dead 1 even if its only Saturn quality graphics. I think at this point most people have given up on hoping their wii games can graphically compete with a 360 or even xbox1. At least Nintendo will graphically push their own system.

geebus
geebus

Suffer like G did!

MarcoSnow06
MarcoSnow06

Never played any of the entries in the series but I've heard good things. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.

MavHZero
MavHZero

Since House of the Dead III included II as an unlockable, wouldn't it be in their interests to unlock the original House of the Dead like once you've beaten the first two? That would be brilliant. Either that or launch a special Sega Saturn ported version on Virtual Console with modifications for the Wii controls. HOTD4 however is not going to be on this console, solely because its graphically impossible!

Ouji-San
Ouji-San

Yeah well i wish it was more of the trilogy i can understand 4 i played it and is the best for me but it wont be on Wii because of graphics but im sure if Sega wanted to theyll degrade the graphics but thats extra development for them but in Ps3 well would work... man even Nintendo is getting lightgun games 360 needs light gun games!!!