House of the Dead: Overkill moving to PS3

Move-compatible Extended Cut of Sega's grindhouse-inspired light gun shooter headed for Sony's system October 25 in North America, October 28 in Europe.

It's been two years since Sega last opened the doors to the House of the Dead, but the venerable lightgun franchise has not yet been foreclosed upon. Sega today announced that it is breathing new life into 2009's House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii with a PlayStation 3 Extended Cut of the game later this year.

The only cure is lead poisoning.

Set for release October 25 in North America and October 28 in Europe, House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut will support both the Move controller and stereoscopic 3D displays. On top of that, the game will add new game modes and two new scenarios to the original seven-level zombie shooter.

As with previous House of the Dead games, Overkill is an on-rails light-gun-style shooter that challenges players to mow down hordes of zombies while avoiding innocent civilians with an ill-advised penchant for startling heavily armed secret agents. Unlike previous entries in the series, Overkill adopts a grindhouse B-movie aesthetic in homage to the exploitive cinema of the 1970s. Whereas previous House of the Dead games echoed the acting quality of such films, Overkill also incorporates gratuitous swearing, go-go dancers, and visual effects to simulate battered and beat-up film prints.

Development on Overkill was handled by Headstrong Games, formerly known as Kuju London. Previous projects from Headstrong include the Battalion Wars for the GameCube and Wii, as well as Nintendo's Art Academy series of DS games.

For more on House of the Dead: Overkill, check out GameSpot's review of the Wii version.

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126 comments
Jaxifer34
Jaxifer34

I also enjoyed this a lot on the Wii. One of the best rail shooters in a long, long time. To those who are wondering about the graphics the footage shown is from the original Wii release. The screenshot in the article above definitely shows that it will get have a major graphics upgrade. It's one of the few games I still replay. Plenty of unlockables, weapon purchases and upgrades, and mini games. It wouldn't surprise me if they add some more for the PS3. I hope they add full surround as well.

acer_062
acer_062

I enjoyed this on the Wii and it should look excellent on the PS3.

g0ddyX
g0ddyX

Pretty obvious its going to better on the ps3. Its gonna be good with the Move.

mrmikechau
mrmikechau

It was a fun experience on the Wii but there were some weird bugs (and frame rates issues). I hope they fix the bugs and hopefully upgrade the graphics.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@solidty You said "so that sega could make more games like this" so i naturally assumed that you assumed that sega made overkill. You can understand why i would interpret it that way don't you? If sega recognize the talent that smaller developers offer, then they should offer them more opportunities, rather than trying to develop their franchises themselves and botching them up. They are clearly best suited as a publisher these days.

iandizion713
iandizion713

i dont get this at all...take a wii game add some bonuses and sell for 59.99? Why not make a ps3 high graphic house of the dead?

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@WintersMidnight We all do silly things in the heat of the moment and I regret it. But that doesn't mean I should stand by and accept it when it happens to others. Oh and thank you for your extremely insulting remarks. They felt lovely.

wolf0
wolf0

fun game be good on ps3

WintersMidnight
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TheIfym20
TheIfym20

Porting the same old games over to a different console while adding HD graphics and two levels. Sounds promising to me... Thanks to same old s%*+, game developers will never have to work hard again.

Randal__Graves
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kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@SolidTy Sega didn't make it, they just published it. And even if Sega were making enough money to revitalize the old franchises that we long for, they would just screw them up. Sonic 4 for example. Such a let down.

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qubeley
qubeley

I enjoyed the game cos it is a no brainer entertaining rail shooter. It didn't take itself seriously so I can just play it for fun. However, I don't think I'll buy it again on PS3 simply because some additional stuff. I like my Wii version as it is and I like the Bang Bang Box that I bought with it. So that's it for me for this game

so_hai
so_hai

It's a crap game anyhow. Check my review if you think I'm just making a passing comment. HD/extra content won't fix the problems the game has: too easy, embarrassing bosses, broken rewards, no variation in the shooting, and so on...

trdrstv
trdrstv

w00t! Have it on Wii so I'm not interested in the PS3 version, but hopefully this brings in enough $ to fund a sequel (on both).

zzamaro
zzamaro

Don't care. It's been already on wii for a long time ago.

InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

@3116porter VERBATIM: "wtf guys now i can only name 2 exclusives for the xbox 360: halo and fable." The phrase, "that comes to my mind" was never stated. You said You could ONLY name 2 exclusives....just sayin' :P

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darkouer
darkouer

With the way the pointer drifts away in most move games, I think I'll stick with the Wii version, thank you. I bought move to play TC razing storm, and it sucks to the point that I started looking for a used copy of TC4 with Guncon3 to play that game. I suppose HotD Overkill won't support guncon3, just like Dead Space extraction, and that game was unplayable using move.

InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

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jsh020
jsh020

this is there chance to reclaim their tital of most F-bombs dropped in a video game(mafia 2 beat them)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

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djseebee
djseebee

i think with 3D looks great

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

overkill was oft funny stuff.

danpaulxxx
danpaulxxx

PS3 owns Wii games. Next target: Xbox 360 games anyone?

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Really great game (even though it's nigh on impossible to earn enough money to buy all the weapons). But I do still play it now and again. Don't think I'll buy it again though for my ps3. Plus i don't own a move controller and don't intend to buy one. But to those of you who haven't played it and own move controllers, i would recommend it.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

this game is pretty f-ing rad... im glad to hear that they will be adding extra content to it, when it gets ported over...

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@3116porter And one final nail in the coffin. Also Sony would not give away any exclusive rights to Microsoft for how Microsoft treats its game companies.Plus why would they allow it? The more exclusives, the better selling the system(Hence why ps3 is catching up and fast even with microsoft's head start). Anyway any fanboy comments aside.The 360 is a terrible system.I only had one use for them.Fable 2.Then they died so they are now just bookshelf supports now.Not bad either.Kinda expensive for book shelf supports though.Most people who have any tech know how(not saying i do) stay away from it.Its a disaster. A disc tray that breaks easily and if any game is inside can scratch the reader if moved.Overheats bloody easy and its hardware is prone to failure(even with the new fixes). PS3 on the other hand as long as you keep it dust free runs just prime.Yellow light of death only happens with a large amount of dust and grime interfering with the inside processes.As someone who had a YLOD ps3, i would know.It was my fault it ended up like that. However the one i have now i keep dust free and well taken care of. It wont shutdown for a long time.

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InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

@3116porter So there's nothing wrong with my avatar?

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InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

@3116porter Still waiting for a response to why my DBZ Icon is so wrong?

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BillyColeman
BillyColeman

id still rather see fatal frame 4 as a port

3116porter
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BillyColeman
BillyColeman

eh house of the dead is very dead in my book its crusty

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InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

@3116porter The only reason micro$oft gives away their titles is due to the fact that Billy Gates has all the money in the world and can afford to do so. If he wanted to he could buy you and make you an exclusive to xbox360! Remember when GTA 3 came out? What happened? It and Vice City went over the the xbox in a double pack 2 years later!

sarevokmb
sarevokmb

Sounds cool. Definitely a game that should make you consider getting a PS Move. Looks like the Wii isn't going to be the only system for with some great rail shooters this generation. Maybe PS3 owners will be lucky and get the Resident Evil Chronicles games too.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

I can't wait for more delicious tears when Umbrella & Darkside Chronicles (Double Pack BTW) get ported over.