Hello friends in the HotD Community! I’m here to wish you all a Happy Halloween. With the remakes of the first two games in the series in development by MegaPixel Studio and published by Forever Entertainment, I went ahead and updated the game pages for both games all this month with their own chapters, endings, gallery, music, cheats, artwork and trivia sections with high score guides coming soon on a later date with the help of skilled players in the community for newcomers introduced to the House of the Dead series.
Other House of the Dead games that came after the first two will also be updated in a similar fashion. Feel free to navigate through the pages and Happy Halloween from The Website of the Dead!
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 →
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 →
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’s been a while hasn’t it….. friends? I’ve been busy with school and SEGABits for quite a while. But luckly, I’ve purchased The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide from Japan which contains tons of awesome and rare information on the game just for you. This book is hard to find but here on The Website of the Dead, you can view all the never before seen concept artwork and early drafts from the development of The House of the Dead III. All will be added to the House of the Dead Official Artwork section and more to come. Interested to view the drafts now and read a couple of tidbits from the book. Read on for more. Continue reading →