House of the Dead: OVERKILL Coming to MotherF***ing PlayStation 3 in MotherF***ing October

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Posted by alex (3475 posts) -

I think most of us can agree that light gun games are effectively dead in this day and age. So it was with some delighted surprise that I found myself rather enjoying House of the Dead: OVERKILL when it dropped for the Wii back in 2009. Sure, all Sega and developer Headstrong Games did was add copious amounts of cursing and some weird Grindhouse-y visual filters to the tired-ass House of the Dead formula, but hey, I like Grindhouse, and I like cursing. Sue me.

My word! Those zombies are so high def!
My word! Those zombies are so high def!

Happy news for anybody who doesn't own a Wii and would like to partake in this filth-laden cheese-fest themselves, as Sega today announced an Extended Cut edition of OVERKILL that's headed exclusively to the PlayStation 3 this October 25th in North America, and October 28th in Europe.

The director's cut includes two new scenarios in addition to the seven original ones featured in the Wii version, as well as all the usual PS3-related what have you, like HD-upgraded visuals, 3D support, and (obviously) Move support. Because how else are you going to play a light gun game on the PS3, right?

Be sure to watch our old Quick Look of the Wii version if you're interested in seeing what kind of action might be in store for you. Just try to pretend the visuals are in HD and 3D, and that Jeff and Ryan actually enjoyed themselves.

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#1 Posted by alex (3475 posts) -

I think most of us can agree that light gun games are effectively dead in this day and age. So it was with some delighted surprise that I found myself rather enjoying House of the Dead: OVERKILL when it dropped for the Wii back in 2009. Sure, all Sega and developer Headstrong Games did was add copious amounts of cursing and some weird Grindhouse-y visual filters to the tired-ass House of the Dead formula, but hey, I like Grindhouse, and I like cursing. Sue me.

My word! Those zombies are so high def!
My word! Those zombies are so high def!

Happy news for anybody who doesn't own a Wii and would like to partake in this filth-laden cheese-fest themselves, as Sega today announced an Extended Cut edition of OVERKILL that's headed exclusively to the PlayStation 3 this October 25th in North America, and October 28th in Europe.

The director's cut includes two new scenarios in addition to the seven original ones featured in the Wii version, as well as all the usual PS3-related what have you, like HD-upgraded visuals, 3D support, and (obviously) Move support. Because how else are you going to play a light gun game on the PS3, right?

Be sure to watch our old Quick Look of the Wii version if you're interested in seeing what kind of action might be in store for you. Just try to pretend the visuals are in HD and 3D, and that Jeff and Ryan actually enjoyed themselves.

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#2 Posted by coruptai125 (91 posts) -

yes I love it.

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#3 Posted by BonOrbitz (2475 posts) -

Yes! I LOVE this game on Wii and am saddened that there was no sequel.

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#4 Posted by spankmastaflex (36 posts) -

Never been a fan

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#5 Posted by DJ_Lae (671 posts) -

I already own the Wii version but I'd buy it again on PS3 in a heartbeat to have it in HD, better audio (music is fantastic), and none of the framerate problems. 
 
Plus, the end scene in 3D would be a glorious (disgusting) thing.
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#6 Posted by pot (71 posts) -

LOoking forward to it. Been a fan since the original arcade version of HofD.
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#7 Posted by StingerMK2 (398 posts) -

someone needs to hurry the fuck up and develop lightguns that work on this generation of console, the wiimote/move shit doesnt cut it with me, and being an xbox 360 owner primarily, im thoroughly being screwed out of the equation

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#8 Posted by White_Silhouette (504 posts) -

I played this on the Wii and just couldn't get in to it. However I love House of The Dead 2 and 3.. 
 
would be nice to see it in HD though or even House of The Dead 4 come to console.

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#9 Posted by CosmicQueso (582 posts) -

I thought it was awesome on the Wii... one of the only games I finished on that system.

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#10 Posted by AuthenticM (4301 posts) -

Yes!

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#11 Posted by khann (3232 posts) -

Why is the title censored?

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#12 Posted by scottp (312 posts) -

Soooooo Deffff

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#13 Posted by Rirse (321 posts) -

Cool news, but PS3 probably get hacked again by the time it's out.

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#14 Posted by Duecenage (293 posts) -

I wonder if they'll try to reclaime most F-Bombs in a videogame with these 2 new scenarios?

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#15 Posted by Gerhabio (1996 posts) -

HotD:O was pretty good. Completely over the top and with evil incest to boot.

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#16 Posted by Dimsey (1122 posts) -

One of my favorite Wii games. 
Can't see myself buying it on the PS3, because then I'd have to actually buy move controllers and all that jazz.

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#17 Posted by iAmJohn (6232 posts) -

I'm so fucking in.

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#18 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5726 posts) -

I'll be sure to add this to my GameFly queue!

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#19 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -
@Rirse said:
Cool news, but PS3 probably get hacked again by the time it's out.
What is this? The game doesn't have online multiplayer so it wouldn't matter either way, would it?
 
I'm not sure why you even had to bring that up in here.
 
Either way, Overkill rocks. I'll definitely be getting this.
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#20 Posted by Stubee (411 posts) -

Hope it scrubs up well. It was definately one of the worst looking wii games ive ever seen, with an awful framerate to boot

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#21 Posted by Danteveli (1410 posts) -

Now its just damn bad. First I bought PSP for no apparent reason as all games land either on PS2 or PS3. Now one of reasons I got Wii land on PS3. I will play it again.

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#22 Posted by Seraphim84 (471 posts) -

This game has one of the most introspective looks of the word "motherfucker".

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#23 Posted by crushed (906 posts) -

This game was fucking amazing and PS3 owners owe it to themselves to get it.
 
I remember watching that QL and being so disappointed with Ryan and Jeff. :(

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#24 Posted by Allison (272 posts) -

Why can't they just make a new House of the Dead?
 
Seriously just make a new Arcade game and port it over the big two. You could be making millions Sega. :(

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#25 Posted by MmaFanQc (103 posts) -

Great, i enjoyed the wii version of the game, i will probably buy it again on ps3.

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#26 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2477 posts) -

I better get my F***cking Bad*ss guns.

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#27 Posted by Cirdain (3768 posts) -

FFF****************KKKKKKKKKK

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#28 Posted by AURON570 (1778 posts) -

those zombies look pretty awesome.

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#29 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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#30 Posted by DrMcKittrick (264 posts) -

Totally awesome.  With the PS3 getting hacked again during that time, expect it to release in mothe#$%ing December though.

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#31 Posted by MisterMouse (3602 posts) -

seems like overkill to me.

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#32 Posted by Mechanized (469 posts) -

"You ever going to tell anyone what that fuckin' G stands for?"
............................
 
 
"No."
 
Game of the forever.

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#33 Posted by ocdog45 (712 posts) -

i liked and beat this game. after i was done I felt there was more to do. i'll be glad to run this one again.

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#34 Posted by McDunkin (329 posts) -

This was the best Wii game and is still the best Wii game.  It also has a fantastic end boss.

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#35 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Something about the logo text brings thoughts of Redemption's Undead Nightmare addon. I think I would rather play that again.  
 

 
 
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Light gun games are ancient. If we have the tech to do Police Quest in an open world (LA Noire), we shouldn't have on-rails shooters any more, period. Make it like a real FPS, except you aim at the enemy on the screen instead of twiddling your thumb to center the camera.
 
edit: Wait, that's not possible because Sony set out to copy the Wiimote instead of creating their own entry. The lack of thumbstick is the death of the Move.
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#36 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
I'm so fucking in.
Me too. I'm probably going to buy a PlayStation 3 for this. I fucking love some crazy-ass on-rails House Of The Dead. I used to play the shit out of Virtua Cop on the Sega Saturn and Time Crisis 2 and 3 in the arcades. 
 
Bring it the fuck on!
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#37 Edited by crushed (906 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:

Something about the logo text brings thoughts of Redemption's Undead Nightmare addon. I think I would rather play that again.  
 

 Light gun games are ancient. If we have the tech to do Police Quest in an open world (LA Noire), we shouldn't have on-rails shooters any more, period. Make it like a real FPS, except you aim at the enemy on the screen instead of twiddling your thumb to center the camera.  edit: Wait, that's not possible because Sony set out to copy the Wiimote instead of creating their own entry. The lack of thumbstick is the death of the Move.

On-rails shooters are about time attack, score attack, speed, and fast aiming reflexes against tons of opponents on screen at once. They scratch itches that first person shooters can't scratch.
 
It's like saying that turn-based strategy shouldn't exist because we have RTSs, or that RPGs shouldn't exist because we have hack n' slashes, or that dungeon crawlers shouldn't exist because we have MMOs. These all fit their own niches, and dismissing them out of a misguided desire for "modernity" in all games is ignorant.
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#38 Posted by Paulrus (283 posts) -

Awesome. But you know what'll be better? 

Typing of the Dead: Overkill

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#39 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -
@Crushed said:
@MrKlorox said:

Something about the logo text brings thoughts of Redemption's Undead Nightmare addon. I think I would rather play that again.  
 

 Light gun games are ancient. If we have the tech to do Police Quest in an open world (LA Noire), we shouldn't have on-rails shooters any more, period. Make it like a real FPS, except you aim at the enemy on the screen instead of twiddling your thumb to center the camera.  edit: Wait, that's not possible because Sony set out to copy the Wiimote instead of creating their own entry. The lack of thumbstick is the death of the Move.

On-rails shooters are about time attack, score attack, speed, and fast aiming reflexes against tons of opponents on screen at once. They scratch itches that first person shooters can't scratch. It's like saying that turn-based strategy shouldn't exist because we have RTSs, or that RPGs shouldn't exist because we have hack n' slashes, or that dungeon crawlers shouldn't exist because we have MMOs. These all fit their own niches, and dismissing them out of a misguided desire for "modernity" in all games is ignorant.
Nope. sorry. Claiming these elements are unique to on-rails action is pure retardation. I'm saying  on-rails shooters are archaic nonsense from before the time of manual direction, and you're saying they're still legitimate. On rails shooters are on rails because we didn't use to have an ability to control the camera and movement separately from the 1:1 aiming action. That age has long since passed, yet shitty Japanese devs who are stuck in 1995 still think this is leading technology. Such a premise is laughable beyond ignorance.
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#40 Posted by Deusoma (3222 posts) -
@Paulrus said:
Awesome. But you know what'll be better? 

Typing of the Dead: Overkill
Hell yeah, type BITCH and blow that zombie's arm off, then type MOTHERFUCKER to finish him off!
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#41 Posted by yukoasho (2248 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:
Light gun games are ancient. If we have the tech to do Police Quest in an open world (LA Noire), we shouldn't have on-rails shooters any more, period. Make it like a real FPS, except you aim at the enemy on the screen instead of twiddling your thumb to center the camera.  edit: Wait, that's not possible because Sony set out to copy the Wiimote instead of creating their own entry. The lack of thumbstick is the death of the Move.
Something doesn't need to be high-tech to be fun.  Throwback can be cool sometimes.
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#42 Edited by crushed (906 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:

Nope. sorry. Claiming these elements are unique to on-rails action is pure retardation. I'm saying  on-rails shooters are archaic nonsense from before the time of manual direction, and you're saying they're still legitimate. On rails shooters are on rails because we didn't use to have an ability to control the camera and movement separately from the 1:1 aiming action. That age has long since passed, yet shitty Japanese devs who are stuck in 1995 still think this is leading technology. Such a premise is laughable beyond ignorance.

And they ARE stiil legitimate. "Nope, sorry" isn't an argument, using meaningless buzzwords like "archaic," doesn't explain WHY being old is somehow bad (just because we now have the means doesn't mean that it HAS to utilize those means; then it's a fundamentally different game), and pretending that it's somehow about "technology" is just dishonesty.
 
And hey, the last two lightgun games I played (including this one) were made by Western devs who make shooters (one of which had just made a rather high-profile third person shooter you might have heard of), but throw in some casual racism in there too.
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#43 Posted by Doobie_Wop (27 posts) -

Giant Bomb, the site where being prejudiced against the Japanese, spouting false info about consoles they don't care about and having cult followings based around game journalists is a normal thing. 
 
Article: Cool I guess, I'm not a big fan of the Move, so unless they can put some Guncon support in, I'm not playing it. Good for Headstrong Games though, the more money the better.

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#44 Posted by TechnoHermit (20 posts) -

I still have a sealed copy of the Wii version. Guess I should try it to find out if it's worth picking up for PS3.

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#45 Posted by geirr (3308 posts) -

No.. noo!  Do it right, give us a new Typing of the Dead!

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#46 Posted by teh_destroyer (3693 posts) -

No 360 support? There was a House of the Dead game on the original xbox if you all remember.

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#47 Posted by Tebbit (4589 posts) -
@pyromaster222
seems like overkill to me.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH DAYYYYYYYYYUM
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#48 Posted by MisterMouse (3602 posts) -
@Tebbit said:
@pyromaster222
seems like overkill to me.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH DAYYYYYYYYYUM
Yes I am glad some one got it!
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#49 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

PS3 is your one stop shop for ports of old ass games.

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