Fresh from SEGA PR, and in all caps, comes the announcement that the Wii hit House of the Dead: Overkill will be rereleased to the PS3 and Move in 3D under the name of “House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut”. Frankly, I thought is was a joke email at first, and after reading it I got a little dizzy. Perhaps because I now wonder how many other Wii titles might hit HD consoles. Check out the press release after the break.
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: OVERKILL – EXTENDED CUT ANNOUNCED!
Murderous Mutant Mayhem with Move and 3D Support Exclusive to PlayStation®3 system!
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (May 27, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that mutant-massacring B-movie blood fest, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL – Extended Cut™ is presented for the first time in full HD with 3D support and PlayStation®Move compatibility on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This gruesome shooter puts you in the middle of a mutant outbreak in Bayou County. With all seven stages of the original re-mastered and two brand new scenarios added, the ‘baddest’ just got bigger!
Using a host of weapons, watch your back as mutants go mad for blood! Blast bloody pieces out of their wretched bodies to save you and a friend’s life as you work to uncover the mystery behind the outbreak. New goodies like PlayStation® trophies, new game modes and new content are outnumbered by only one thing: Bullets. Will you defeat everything this freakish nightmare town throws at you or will you become mutant chowder?
“The House of the Dead: OVERKILL – Extended Cut for the PlayStation®3 system will send players to the shrieking mad heart of mutant mayhem. This time we went further, faster and bloodier than before. We extended everything, even the title.” – Said Gary Knight of SEGA.
Experience 3D so real, you’ll still be crying late into the night and Move support so moving, you’ll place every shot right between the eyes! The House of the Dead: OVERKILL – Extended Cut is due for release October 28, 2011, in Europe, and October 25 in the United States for PlayStation®Move for the PlayStation®3 system. Prepare to see more at E3, if you dare!
UPDATE: SEGA’s product page now lists the features, updates and improvements to expect from the game. The biggest being two new episodes, new weapons and new enemies as well as a new difficulty setting.
A NEW DEFINITION OF GORE
The signature horror b-movie style from the original OVERKILL remastered in High Definition and available in gore-splattered 3D for the first time ever.
PLAYSTATION MOVE READY
Use your PlayStation®Move motion controller to shoot your way down waves of infected mutants. Also compatible with the PlayStation®Move Sharp Shooter!
Features the 7 remastered levels from the original House of the Dead: OVERKILL and 2 brand new exclusive levels unveiling an insane side story featuring two angry and armed strippers!
MORE MUTANTS, MORE WEAPONS
Face the new baby mutant threat and skewer enemies with the new crossbow, fully equipped with explosive bolts.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS
Team up with a mate to experience the 9 levels of the story mode the way they should be played and keep track of your high scores in the new online Leaderboards.
A GOREGASM OF GAME MODES AND COLLECTIBLES
Play through each level multiple times to grab all collectibles and PlayStation trophies. Experience inhumane difficulty with the new hardcore and single weapon modes.