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.
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).
[Source: SEGA JAEPO 2018]
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
House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn
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.
“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
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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!