Celebrating Valentine’s Day, the SEGA Heroes social media team has announced that the mad scientist behind the research of life and death from The House of the Dead, Dr. Curien, is now available to play as in the SEGA Heroes mobile game. Currently, Dr. Curien can be unlocked through the “Vroom Vroom! Event by earning trophies to increase your overall rank between 1-200 players.
SEGA Heroes is available now on iOS and Android devices for free!
We’ll update with more info later on with game play footage. For now here are some in-game screenshots featuring Dr. Curien. Continue reading →
SEGA’s upcoming Yakuza series spinoff game, JUDGE EYES aka Project Judge in the west, developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios is set to have a mini-game that may have been inspired by The House of the Dead and Yakuza: Dead Souls. By taking a look at a brief glimpse from the extended gameplay trailer on the 5:28 mark, you can see the mini-game in action with a similar HUD to The House of the Dead 4 and Overkill. JUDGE EYES wasn’t the only Yakuza spinoff to feature a mini-game based on The House of the Dead. Kurohyō 2: Ryū ga Gotoku Ashura hen (Black Panther: Like a Dragon Ashura Chapter) featured a mini-game called Castle of the Dead, which you can view the gameplay footage on YouTube. JUDGE EYES also includes a playable version AM1’s arcade action racing game, Motor Raid, which was made by the same developers behind The House of the Dead.
JUDGE EYES will be released on December 13, 2018 in Japan and is expected to release in 2019 in Europe and North America.
The official SEGA Shop site, where you can buy SEGA merchandise online to ship to your door, now has added The House of the Dead to their merchandise line up available for purchase. The collection features T-shirts, hoodies, phone cases, notebooks and many more. If your a HotD Collector, this website is the right place for you.
However, these items ship only to the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru. No word on other territories such as the United Kingdom or Japan.
The wait is finally here! House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn is now available to play at Japanese arcade centers and soon to Dave and Busters here in the states. SEGA has updated their official House of the Dead website as well with tons of details on the latest release in the series on story, system mechanics, character bios, creatures and more. The website also has a point and click minigame where the player can earn highscores by shooting creatures across the hall. By completing the minigame, you can tweet your score on Twitter and be eligible to win a poster (Only ships in Japan).
For the rest of the week, The Website of the Dead will continue updating with more details on Scarlet Dawn including character artwork in the character gallery section and trivia. Here’s a offscreen full playthrough by player SpeedBeatz.
Ryan Taylor House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn
“The respected brother of James Taylor, who lost his life a few years ago. This led him to be a AMS agent as well. This mission partners him up with Kate, and he learns just what kind of work his brother did.”
AndyGeezerServices had released pictures and footage of the prototype version of The House of the Dead on the internet after 21 years. This prototype features two playable levels and tons of unused content such as a different introduction, dialogue, animation, and sound effects (which one of them happens to be the “Reload!” sound from the Virtua Cop series). AndyGeezerServices submitted the prototype to MAME and we hope it’ll be open to the public for newer discoveries to come. UPDATE: Hit the jump for a boss fight demonstration from KawaiiYinYangContinue reading →
The excitement of the latest installment of SEGA’s best selling arcade shooter cannot be contained as House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn is set to be released in all Dave & Busters locations sometime this October just in time for Halloween according to Dave & Buster’s Senior VP, Kevin Bachus on Reddit. He also states that it is the best by far in the franchise. Meanwhile over in Japan, SEGA has released another location test version House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn at the High-Tech Land SEGA Shibuya with more changes made. You can check out location test details over here.
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SEGA is currently having another location test today in Tokyo, Japan where the game has been spotted at Hi-Tech land Sega Shibuya Sega Tokyo Dome City Sega Shinjuku Kabuki-machi. Many skilled HotD players in Japan on Twitter have play tested the game and shared new details on the latest version of the game. Hit the jump to check out what changes were made for House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn. Continue reading →
UPDATE: Our friends at Arcade Heroes confirmed with Sega that the target shipping date for a “limited number” of HOTDSD units is September, with a broader release taking place closer to November/December in time for IAAPA 2018. Word has it that several “big box FECs” saw news of the game earlier this year and placed orders, taking up the first planned production run. Either way, it sounds like it won’t be too difficult to come across this one later this year.
SEGA Amusements made an announcement on their Facebook social media a couple of hours ago that House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn is coming to western arcades soon. It’s good to see the series making a comeback and this also sleds light to console versions as well. Expect to see Scarlet Dawn arcade cabinets around your local GameWorks and Dave & Busters hopefully sometime this year!