New Gameplay footage/Spanish Review of The House of the Dead 4



Spanish gaming site Sensession gave fans their own review of the House of the Dead 4 on PSN. From what has been told on the video, their view on the game seems to be very positive and gave it a rating of 7.9/10. Here’s the youtube description translated in english
“Available only via download, The House of the Dead 4 comes to Playstation 3. Identical to the arcade arcade that could play for many months, also includes interesting unlockable extras.
Short as recreation, but with good quality / price (less than 10 euros), the shooter on the rails offers the same mechanics, playability and addiction than their predecessors.”

Personally, I’m digging the chapter 2 music in SPECIAL after watching this video.

New screenshots of The House of the Dead 4 including SPECIAL


The Japanese Playstation website posted brand new screenshots of the PSN version of The House of the Dead 4 a week ago display the first chapter “ESCAPE” and the two chapters from SPECIAL. This game is actually looking pretty good for a perfect arcade port of the orginial game. Tomorrow, the House of the Dead 4 will officially be released on the Playstation Network servers. Get your PS Moves ready, because a old friend will be waiting for you in the source. Click below to view the screenshots

Source: Japanese Playstation Blog
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp0177npjb00198_00thod4extendedcut.html

Fans of the Dead: Gallery of Kate Green


Kate Green, the newest AMS recruit and one tough lady when she’s behind the wheel. The House of the Dead 4 is a few days away from release. You all may know who Kate Green is when she was introduced in the HOD series back in 2005. In this edition of FotD, fans of HOD 4 shows some love for this sassy wise cracking AMS agent.

Kate: Your paying for my dry cleaning once we’re out of here.

Tips and Tricks for HOD4 Demo by Kori

Hello my AMS friends, I hope your enjoying The House of the Dead 4 Demo on your PS3 and prepping up your skills for the full game on April 17th. Today, I want to share my tips and tricks from my experience with the demo.

* Perfect Headshots: There are four headshot ratings ranging from “Good” to “Perfect” Your goal in the full version of the game is to get many perfect headshots as you can than the other ratings in order to obtain a good grade in the final result. A quick way to obtain them is to wait until a creature gets close and prepares to attack like the lab coated zombie for example. Be careful not to get hit or you’ll lose your perfect streak and that also goes for not aiming at their heads.

* Finding items: In the demo, you will be able to find items to increase your score. The items are contained in “Danger” panels, grey box containers, and yellow boxes attached to the wall by near opened slides.

* Alternate Path: There’s a moment where you are surrounded by a group of creatures and game will tell you to throw a grenade at them to clear some space. I recommend not using it for there is a red switch you can shoot in the far left. It will take to a new path to explore. Once you’ve pass the Mickey and labcoat creatures, you will encounter Zobio like creatures. Shoot the door on the left. Inside contains coins and a frog.

* A Secret Room: Before you enter the elevator hall towards the end of the demo, there are two slide doors. Throw a grenade to your right inside of it. After destroying the remaining creatures, you should be able to access the secret room containing 3 coins and a hat.

I hope these tips help you through the demo. Good Luck AMS Agents.

The House of the Dead 4 PS3 Trophies Revealed


The House of the Dead 4 is only one week away finally hitting home consoles after seven years for fans of the series to get their hands on the thrilling arcade game. Exophase reveals the complete trophy list to obtain while playing The House of the Dead 4. There are fifteen trophies in total, can you collect them all?

Pandora’s Box
See all 4 endings of The House of the Dead 4.

Top Agent
Get RANK 2 or above in Final Result.

Another Pandora’s Box
See the true ending of HOD4 SP

Bonus Explorer
Find a secret

Cut The Wire
During CHAPTER 2, cut the wire and let the enemies fall.

Despair
Clear CHAPTER 4 on any difficulty .

EAT THIS!!!
During CHAPTER 1 Boss encounter, throw a grenade and damage JUSTICE.

Emptiness
Clear CHAPTER 3 on any difficulty.

Escape
Clear CHAPTER 1 on any difficulty.

Fight Begins
See the good ending of HOD4 SP .

Get the Bus
Shoot and destroy the BUS.

Hope
Clear CHAPTER 6 on any difficulty.

Lost
Clear CHAPTER 2 on any difficulty.

Reunion
Clear CHAPTER 5 on any difficulty.

Who’s Next?
See the bad ending of HOD4 SP.

Source: Exophase and HOTD fan Craig Anderson

The House of the Dead 4 Demo is now available to PS+ Members


Today, Sega has released the House of the Dead 4 demo for PS+ members to try out before buying the full game on April 17th. The demo will feature the first chapter “Escape” as James and Kate blast their way through the creature infestation and fight the first boss “Justice (Type 0053)” Tell us your thoughts about the demo on our Twitter, Facebook, or comment below. The demo will be available from 4/10 – 4/24.

Here’s a play through of the demo

Japanese House of the Dead official website has been updated with release dates for HOTD 3 & 4


Sega of Japan’s official House of the Dead website has finally been updated after the release of The House of the Dead Overkill Director’s Cut (Extended Cut in US and EU) with the inclusion of The House of the Dead III and 4 for PlayStation Network which both are set for release on 4/19/12 for 1,000 yen in Japan. So AMS of Japan, pump those shotguns and reload your Uzi this month and send those evil experimental creatures back to the source.

Source: www.hod.sega.jp

The House of the Dead 4 Demo will be playable @ PAXEAST this weekend


Sega is coming to Boston this weekend for PAX East to show off demos of their upcoming games, including The House of the Dead 4. So if you live in Boston, come to PAX East and check out the demo and other games at their booth. Don’t forget to show your passion by showing them your SEGA themed costumes for prizes and tell us your impressions on The House of the Dead 4 on our Twitter, Facebook, or comment below.

Who is this “Mystery Man”?


Who is this “Mystery Man” who appears in the endings of The House of the Dead III and 4. Is he the mastermind behind the events of the entire series? Some say he’s AMS Agent Harry Harris,  who was injured by Strength in The House of the Dead 2.  As you see how the way the Mystery Man walks, he limps on one leg. However, he shows signs of old age. So the rumor of him being the shady AMS Agent maybe false. Others say that he could be Papa Caesàr as he shows sign of age and was shot in the leg by one of the protagonist. Though, he was killed by the prison warden, Clement Darling towards the end of Overkill.


So who could he be? Why did he say human’s have no need of hope and the vital he picked up, what is its “true” purpose? Perhaps, we will find out in the next installment of The House of the Dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUf2aphajuU

To obtain this ending in the House of the Dead III, you must fight these bosses in the following order after Chapter 1:Sun, Death, and Fool. Your ranks must consist of more S’s and a full partner rescue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVqNCS2q9Aw

To obtain this ending in the House of the Dead 4, your ranks at the end must consist of A’s and S’s. Your accuracy must be 70% (Perfect) and final rank overall must be Special or Top Agent.

The House of the Dead 4 Grenade Count Contest (For US/Canada only)


Sega is holding a contest to celebrate the upcoming release of The House of the Dead 4 by counting the grenades from the picture above. Here’s  how you enter.

To celebrate the upcoming release of House of the Dead 4 exclusively for PS3, we’re giving you the chance to win a PlayStation+ membership! (Very sorry international fans, but this one’s for US and Canada blog readers only.)

It’s simple to enter – just send an email to communityteam@sega.com with the number of grenades you’ve found hidden in this picture. The very first correct answer will win a three month PS+ membership, and we’ll randomly select four random entries that will receive a one month membership (you have until April 9th to get your answer in). In your email, please include your:

  1. First and last name;
  2. E-mail address;
  3. Phone number;
  4. Date of birth;
  5. Age;
  6. City and state of residence; and
  7. Answer to number of grenades in the Image, (your “ Entry”).

Source: http://blogs.sega.com/2012/03/26/us-contest-find-the-hidden-grenades-in-house-of-the-dead-4/