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Sega Reveals Wii Exclusive The House Of The Dead

Sega's announced The House of the Dead: Overkill as a new Wii exclusive for America and Europe, pulling off the veil on the 'secret' new title that's been in development by UK studio Headstrong Games (previously Kuju London).

David Jenkins

August 19, 2008

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Sega of America and Sega Europe reveal The House of the Dead: Overkill as a new Wii exclusive. It's been under wraps at UK studio Headstrong Games (previously Kuju London). Sega has already enjoyed success with ports of coin-op light gun game Ghost Squad and compilation The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return on the Wii. The new game will be the company’s first original light gun-style title for the console, however, and the first mainline The House of the Dead game not to debut in arcades. Previously created by in-house teams at Sega Japan, it represents a further example of Japanese publishers turning to Western developers for both new and established franchises - a trend which Sega has helped to pioneer. The new game will be released in early 2009, with the new trailer and box art appearing to favor a grindhouse-style pastiche. The game is billed as a prequel to the existing titles and is set in small-town Louisiana. “Paying homage to the pulp horror comics and films that inspired generations of gore fans, The House of the Dead: Overkill will expose gamers to a brand-new fleshy rollercoaster ride of revolting dismemberment,” said Gary Knight, European marketing director at Sega Europe. “This is the hardcore Wii title you’ve been waiting for.”

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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