THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: OVERKILL – EXTENDED CUT ANNOUNCED!

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!

EXTENDED NIGHTMARE
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.

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20 responses to “THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: OVERKILL – EXTENDED CUT ANNOUNCED!

  1. Sharky says:

    Looks pretty good!

  2. Yeah! I'd prefer a sequel, but this is just as good. Though I won't be diving into PS3 and move for this, it's great to see SEGA cleaning up modern day classics like HOTD: Overkill. Would love to see The House of the Dead: EX hit Kinect.

  3. CosmicCastaway says:

    Yes! Now I have a really good reason to get Playstation Move.

  4. Perhaps if it sells well, HOTD4 might be on the way?

  5. Suzuki Yu says:

    i think it's ok news but WHY not THoTD4 SEGA?

  6. Sega Uranus says:

    I thought this was a wonderful game, but I still much rather have a collection of The House of the Dead 1,2,3,4 and EX. That is probably too much to ask, but I would certainly get pumped for it.

  7. Yeah, a "House of the Dead: Complete and Remastered" would sell me instantly on a Move. Though this is pretty cool too, despite the fact that I've recently bought the Wii version for $10 and beat it not too long after.

    Here's hoping the PS3 version offers up a lot of new cool content, and isn't just a "Sonic Adventure: DX" in terms of additional missions, etc.

  8. -nSega54- says:

    Not quite the sequel I was hoping for but I guess it's a treat for those who haven't played the original. I'm interested to hear how much they're addding to the game, though, to make its expensive price tag (assuming you don't own a Move) worth it.

  9. Centrale says:

    Whoa! Hmm, I'm not sure if Move will work with the way I have my PS3 set up… I basically have it at my computer desk sharing the monitor.

  10. @-nSega54-:

    Adding the list of additions/improvements to the article right now.

  11. CrazyTails says:

    Honestly i'm underwhelmed by this anouncement. I liked overkill, yeah. Alot actually. But that was it tbh. It was good for once but i would rather have back the original HOTD's.

    Lol the best part is that it's a port.

    They need to vary the game a bit more. I felt the zombies were too samy overall. ALso while the level themes differed, overall they never felt unique.

    The game was good, but it had it's quircks. I hope all those will be fixed.

    For this game to sell me it needs to feel very different and alot better.

  12. Radrappy says:

    Looking good! loved playing through the first one with some friends.

  13. -nSega54- says:

    @barry: hm……. I guess that's solid for a port. 2 additional levels sounds nice, as does trophy support and all that stuff. As long as this isn't priced at $60 then I'd say it's worth it. :]

  14. Aren't Move games supposed to be $39.99 across the board at retail? If so, that's a pretty good price.

    The release date makes me wonder if Rise of Nightmares is on the way and will release at a similar time. Would be great to have a one-two punch of scary titles for Move and Kinect near Halloween. >:D

  15. George says:

    Yes, all Move only games have been 40 bucks so far.

    Also, don't know if I would get Move for this one game. But I want it 🙁 Move can be found for cheap (50-60 bucks with camera, move and sports game).

  16. nuckles87 says:

    Given this is HotD Overkill, allow me to use the following swear: Fucking epic!

    Dammit, SEGA's E3 line up just keeps looking bigger…and more crowded. I don't know how we're gonna preview all these titles XD

  17. George says:

    Split up with joo booi.,

  18. We're still waiting for George's Joo Joo tablet review.

  19. Shadzter says:

    @George:

    Well, at least it appears Move is optional with this game. The temporary box art SEGA's put out says "PlayStation Move Compatible" (U.S.) and "PlayStation Move Features" (EU), rather than "PlayStation Move Required", which appears on the box art of titles that can only be played with Move. I'll probably still pick up Move to play this with though if I can afford it.

  20. -nSega54- says:

    I'd say if you're not going to use the Move you should just go with the Wii version. Playing HOTD without a lightgun control scheme would just be….bleh.

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