The Four Mythical Beasts: SEGA Golden Gun Boss Files

“Strike down the ancient demons reborn with the power of the Golden Gun. The evil bosses await you!”

Zhang Jiao from “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”
“Once again, I have the oppurtunity to revitalize Tao of Peace”
Zhang Jiao was the leader of the Yellow Turban rebels during the late Han Dynasty period of Chinese history. He was said to be a follower of Taoism and a sorcerer.
Weakness: The head

Gao Qin from “Water Margin”
“Why not try the power of Fotwar yourself!”
Gao Qin was a close advisor to emperors during the Qin Dynasty of China. Considered as one of the most corrupt, villainous, violent and powerful eunuchs in Chinese history, Gao played an instrumental role in the downfall of the Qin Dynasty.
Weakness: *Coming soon*

Da Ji from “Fengshen Yanyi”
“Well now my lovely babies, you look delicious enough to eat.”
Da Ji was a favorite concubine of King Zhou of Shang, the last king of the Shang dynasty in ancient China. She is a classic example of how a beauty causes the downfall of an empire/dynasty in Chinese culture. She is portrayed as a girl possessed by an evil fox spirit in the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.
Weakness: *Coming soon*

??? (Monkey King) from “Journey to the West”
“Show me what you got!”
In Journey to the West, The Monkey King is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrive Buddhist sutras from India. He helps our heroes by testing their strength to prepare their battle against the undead creatures in bonus rounds.
Weakness: The body

The Podcast of the Dead #2: Hello from Japan, The House of the Dead in Japan


Be sure to tone the volume down before listening the podcast.

Welcome to the next Website of the Dead podcast episode of the Podcast of the Dead. In this episode, our special guest from the SEGABits forums, Upsidedownfuji (Scott H.) from Japan and I discuss The House of the Dead in Japan culture, arcades in Japan and interesting translations from The House of the Dead Guide: Dr.Curien’s Report. Enjoy!

The Podcast of the Dead #1: Retrospect, Fear and Future


After months of planning, here is the one of the original contents that will be featured on The Website of the Dead every month as promised! We present to you The Podcast of the Dead.

In this month’s episode, we have myself and a special guest from SEGABits, George. Join us as we talk about topics on The House of the Dead series, our first experience with the franchise and the future of the light gun arcade genre. LISTEN or DIE!

Download coming soon!

Special Thanks to George for the title image.

Winners of the Art of the Dead: SEGA Mutant Contest

The Website of the Dead and SEGA would like to thank all the artists for their hard work by submitting their artwork entries of SEGA characters as mutants. These entries are so amazingly grotesque and rotting that we had to pick one of the best. All winners will be notified via email. Hit the jump to see the winning entries. Continue reading

The Art of the Dead: The House of the Dead Fan Art Contest Extended until Jan 20th

Artwork drawn by Tracy Yardley and colored by Julio Ramirez


Contest has been extended until January 20th, gives more time for more artists to submit their work and more prizes to give away.

Calling all AMS Agent with a talent of art! SEGA and The Website of the Dead have teamed up to giveaway tons of House of the Dead prizes to the fans to celebrate the release of The Typing of the Dead: Overkill.

This contest requires great artistic skills and talent. However, this is a special type of fan art contest. We want our artists to draw their favorite SEGA character into a mutant/creatures as seen in the House of the Dead universe (We don’t use the Z word, friends.)

It could be Sonic the Hedgehog, Akira Yuki, Sakura Shinguji, Vyse, Joe Musashi, Harrier or any SEGA character you can think of. The contest will start from Oct. 31st through Dec 18th.

To see how to enter the contest and view the prizes hit the jump. Continue reading

Type or DIE! Typing of the Dead: OVERKILL now availble on STEAM for $9.99

After SEGA sent their cryptic messages on social networks and , the company has finally announced that Typing of the Dead OVERKILL will be available on STEAM for $9.99. Fans of the original Typing of the Dead on arcade and SEGA Dreamcast will be pleased with this announcement. This title will definitely educate you with so many swears than a sailor! You can download the game here for $9.99 and 50% off before Halloween ends. For more info and images from the game, hit the jump. Continue reading

The House of the Dead: Boss Files

I must complement you. I didn’t think you could make it this far. However, this is it. Let’s see how good you really are! ~ Dr. Curien

Chariot

Type: 27
AMS Report: Originally designed to act as Dr. Curien’s personal bodyguard, the creature know as Chariot is an unstoppable powerhouse. Chemically treated skin has been enhanced with high tensile steel, acting as an impenetrable armored shell. Chariot’s speed and strength are devastating when combined with his razor-sharp battle staff. Continue reading

The House of the Dead “Wilder than Heaven” Manga


One of our House of the Dead community members and collector, DrDeath, was able to share one of his awesome and very rare House of the Dead collection to us and we are happy to upload another House of the Dead manga straight from Japan titled “Wilder than Heaven” mixed with parodies based on the events of the first game. Hit the Jump to view more of the scans. Continue reading

Review: The House of the Dead Overkill – The Lost Reels (IOS & Andriod)


The House of the Dead Overkill, a prequel to the original House of the Dead game, has lefted a good mark in the SEGA gaming community with it’s high counts of F-Bombs and grind house film style. First released on the Nintendo Wii and upgraded in HD for the the Playstation 3 system now comes the hardcore mobile game that you’ve been waiting for….. Developed by Magic Pocket games, a independent gaming studio from Paris, comes The House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels! Hit the motha f***kin jump for more Continue reading

The House of the Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels is now available on the App Stores and Google Play

Are you ready to kill some motherf***in’ mutants?

Hitting the App Store and Google Play today for $4.99 is the mobile port of SEGA’s The House of the Dead: Overkill, dubbed “The Lost Reels”. Via the App Store & Google Play description comes a slew of features:
DISCOVER THE LOST REELS
▪ Experience 3 goregasmic worlds full of carnage in Story Mode.
▪ In Papa’s Palace of Pain, Ballistic Trauma, and Naked Terror, you’ll be screaming ‘til your last breath.

DISMEMBER UTTERLY DISGUSTING MUTANTS
▪ Enjoy non-stop shooting action as you blow apart mutants for high-score thrills.
▪ See how long you can hold off the swarms of undead in Survival Mode.

REJOIN THE ORIGINAL CAST
▪ Isaac Washington: a hard-drinking ladies’ man who deals damage in droves.
▪ Agent G: an inexperienced but deadly assassin who keeps a steady hand under pressure.
▪ Varla Guns: the hottest stripper on the Bayou City club scene who enjoys the largest clip.
▪ Candi Stryper: an expert with her hands who knows how to reload.

FINGERBLAST ON THE GO
▪ Obliterate mutants with one of three control mechanisms optimized for your mobile device – Accelerometer, Virtual Pad and Frenzy Tap (unlockable)

UPGRADE YOUR ARSENAL
▪ Destroy mutants to earn Ka$h, the in-game currency, and upgrade your pistol to something that really blasts through flesh.
▪ Enhance your killing prowess with combo extenders, reload boosters, and other game-changing upgrades.
But that’s not all! The game also features some super sweet bits of SEGA fan service. Want to know the details? Hit the link for our impressions at SEGABits and stay tuned to SEGAbits and The Website of the Dead for our reviews.