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!
House of the Dead’s very own Big Boy, Chariot, and many other SEGA characters join in a Sega Legends War collaboration with Code of Joker Ver.2.3.ex2 with additional 40 new cards. For those who don’t know, Card of Joker is a Japanese SEGA arcade card game with the trading cards only appear digitally, and the game is played solely with the touch screen. It’s astandard one on one card battler, with no genre or spin mixed within.
7 characters can be chosen with all their specific joker cards with all their special abilities. Then you have the Unit Card, which are the monsters which are divided into warrior, monster, genius, devil, angel, machine, hero and more. Combination monsters can also be summoned to help the units, just like the character you choose. Non-monster cards are the Trigger cards, which activate when you attack and then there are Inticaptor cards that activate on enemy players.
Egregiousguy is one dedicated House of the Dead fan as he made several different mods to the original arcade version of The House of the Dead for the SEGA Model 2. He has managed to find ways to tinker around a few files from texture replacement to changing gameplay mechanics, these mods show the possibility for SEGA to work on updated version of The House of the Dead arcade port to modern consoles without the original source codes. Imagine a headless or dodging modes if the game was a part of another House of the Dead collection to add more replay value. If you would like to see more HotD modding videos, be sure to hit the jump. Continue reading →
In this weeks article, we will be covering the gun design for The House of the Dead and the unused “Reflection System” concept from Taguchi-san which could have been reused for The House of the Dead 4 SPECIAL attraction ride. Hit the jump for more details. Continue reading →
We are back with another article with Part 2 covering the behind the scenes development of the original House of the Dead game, developed by AM1 for the SEGA MODEL 2 Board. In Part 2, the article will cover the concepts of the monsters and scenes from the game. Hit the jump for more. Continue reading →
Taken from the Japanese SEGA Saturn Magazine #67, the AM1 team share their development stories on the original House of the Dead arcade game while the Saturn version was in development. Today, we’re going to take a look at the character design concept by one of the designers of the game, Hiroyuki Taguchi.
*The magazine scans were translated with the use of Bing and Google Translate which may make a few sentences a bit broken.* Hit the jump to see how the characters developed for The House of the Dead. Continue reading →
SEGA will be scheduling a live stream event at the Japan Amusement Expo on February 10th and 11th showcasing their arcade line up in 2018 including House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn. They will be holding a talk event of the latest entry in the series that continues to attract people all over the world with Japanese model Nana Suzuki as a guest. You can watch the live stream here on SEGA of Japan’s YouTube channel with the talk scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 – 11:00 JST (8:15 PM in EST).
NiktheGreek, Retro Gamer Writer & Sonic Retro forum member, has posted an interesting discovery while interviewing one of the artists behind the SEGA Saturn port of The House of the Dead. In the interview, the artist describes his experience working on the conversion of the game with a backup drive with all of the game’s assets. Within the backup drive, textures of Judge Dredd’s badge and Sylvester Stallone has been found along with two unused enemies with sexual gimp like designs. Check out the video on the site’s YouTube channel for more details & hit the jump for pictures of the texture assets. Continue reading →
Welcome back my AMS friends! Kori-Maru here and I am back in business on updating The Website of the Dead with new information on the recently announced entry to The House of the Dead series, House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn, and providing more informative details on previous titles. Let’s first start by discussing House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn and its gameplay first, then move on towards my plans for this website and the community. Hit the jump for us to get started. Continue reading →
Developer: Sega Interactive
House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn is an upcoming light gun shooter with state of the art horror running on the Unreal 4 Engine 4 with a theater style arcade cabinet with motion sensors, nationwide ranking, trophy function, and Master Mode with the use of Aime cards. Continue reading →