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Grindhouse of the Dead

Sega brings some style with its new House of the Dead: Overkill trailer.

Looking back, House of the Dead 2 was probably one of my first encounters with campy, so-bad-it's-good video-game production values. Between that infinitely quotable game and its QWERTY-based spin-off, Sega has managed to build up a substantial amount of goodwill for the series with me--probably more than an aging on-rail shooter franchise deserves. All that aside, you've gotta give it up for Sega for this new trailer for House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii. It's like my favorite parts of Grindhouse, but in video-game form! I just hope that the game itself has nearly as much style as this trailer.

  


So which of the upcoming House of the Dead games looks more promising to you, Overkill or EX?
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Posted by Ryan

Looking back, House of the Dead 2 was probably one of my first encounters with campy, so-bad-it's-good video-game production values. Between that infinitely quotable game and its QWERTY-based spin-off, Sega has managed to build up a substantial amount of goodwill for the series with me--probably more than an aging on-rail shooter franchise deserves. All that aside, you've gotta give it up for Sega for this new trailer for House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii. It's like my favorite parts of Grindhouse, but in video-game form! I just hope that the game itself has nearly as much style as this trailer.

  


So which of the upcoming House of the Dead games looks more promising to you, Overkill or EX?
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Posted by Artie

Thank god they're making a new House of the Dead game?

Why even attach the name anymore? Just make a new game.

Posted by JacobBrodersen

i'm always hoping for that one new good HotD game. If this game is good i'm gonna be sooo happy :D

Posted by rohanspear345

Lame.

Posted by duxup

Nice job I guess, but I didn't see much of any game.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Wii remotes just got HAWT.

Posted by Infneon

I love the Grindhouse style of film and this trailer hits it perfectly. If they can translate that through to the game it'll be awesome. One of the best trailers I've seen in a while too

Posted by Sharpshooter

I find Vinyl flooring more interesting than a House of the dead announcement

Posted by The_A_Drain

The first one is the best rail shooter of all time, only narowly beating out the second Time Crisis game. The second was quality because it ws hilarious.

The third one was a heap, hopefully they will bring back some of the old fun for this awesome looking 4th installment. I still have yet to forgive them for packaging 2 and 3 on the Wii instead of 1 and 2.

Posted by hyperslug

Awesome :D

Grindhouse kicks ass, but this game still looks meh...

Posted by Smarmy

*Yawn*

Another on rails shooter for the Wii. How innovative.

Posted by Kraznor

Nice trailer, but pity its for the Wii.

Posted by Knives

Awesome.

Posted by Fr0Br0

I think Grindhouse was a perfect way to describe this trailer.

Posted by Kohe321

I am kinda over rail shooters... It could be cool, though.

Posted by Endogene

i love my self some zombie shooting and wii mote licking (the plastic tastes really good)

Posted by Milkman

I doubt the game will be any good, considering, you know, rail shooters. Not the hottest commodity anymore. But that trailer was brilliant.

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Posted by toast_burner

looks good i need a good railshooter for my wii

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

That trailer kicked ass and took names.

Posted by Claude

I licked my wii remote like that when I first got it.

Posted by Alphazero

Great line:

"They came for brains, you gave them.. bullets."

Posted by Arkthemaniac

Excited. Light gun games haven't been given their just due on the system.

Posted by Fiveoutafive

i dont get the hate for rail gun games, there stupid fun and this seems to embrace the stupidity of the genre more than most other rail gun shooters. i am curious  about this one.

Posted by fox01313

OMG that has to be one of the best game trailers I've seen in quite a while. If the game companies did all their trailers like this I'm sure that more people would buy the games.

Posted by frantic

Not really interested,  I was never interested in HotD tbh.

Posted by Al3xand3r

The_A_Drain this is the 5th actually, 4 is an arcade title also. This could be fun, it's hard to make a trailer for a rail shooter exciting but Sega managed to do just that, and with barely showing any of the game, ha... Good stuff, rail shooters rock, bring on a new Virtua Cop after this :D

Posted by The_A_Drain

Al3xand3r:

Really? Wow, I didnt know there had been a 4th :P Shows how interested I was after playing 3 :P Hated it lol.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Wow, if the game has an ounce of style that the trailer had, it'll be much improved.

Posted by unclejohn0525

Wow! Great trailer. I'm glad to get a Light-Gun Shooter on the Wii that isn't a port.

Posted by MattBodega

Why is it a surprise that bullets talk?

My bullets are always talking to me. But they say....dark things.....horrible things....

Posted by Lingxor

Suffer like G did?

Posted by ferrarimanf355

I bought a Wii for House of the Dead 2&3 Return. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to this one. :D

Posted by PureRok

The game might be good, but the commercial was horrible.

Posted by selfdestroyer

I welcome it to the Wii with open arms.. Anything other than gay cooking games are welcome by me.

Posted by jyurakyumihawk

These guys are good.

Posted by RenegadeSaint

"Where the dead walk, and bullets talk."

Amazing.

Posted by Destroyeron

Favorite was with the light guns on the xbox, loads of fun with a buddy.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

@ The A Drain:
You DO know that they came out with a HotD4 already, right?
They never released it on any consoles, but they released it to... um... those places that are supposed to be arcades called Dave and Busters... since we don't have any more REAL arcades in the US... sadly...

Posted by get2sammyb

That's an amazing trailer. I can't belive people are hating on that.

Posted by RHCPfan24

That is the type of trailer you make when you are making a B-quality game.  Good job

Posted by Light_Geiger

Even if the game dosen't turn out good, they have the best game advertisement!!

Posted by GrindAxis

I think this game is in better hands at a Western developer. I can't wait to give that amusement park a ride!

Posted by TyrellOCP

wow!
now that's exactly the kind of game the Wii was designed for; arcade classics at home.
how long until there's a new Time Crisis?

Posted by blakninja

Looks alright.. I'll wait and see.

Posted by Nintendude

Will be hard to make the gameplay resemble that kind of theme, maybe they'll just have plenty of cut-scenes. Anyway, good idea to spice the series up a bit. HotD 3 was extremely decent (also no pushback on the shotgun and it felt cheap overall), 4th was much better but I didn't bother to try it more than few times. Maybe this will come to arcades also later. Would be worth the purchase if they'd release a light gun for Wii, the remote is too much like a mouse in my opinion, it's decent for this kind of game but definitely not gonna pay full price no matter how good game it might be.