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!
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 →