The House of the Dredd?!: Unused HotD Assets found

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

House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn announcement, gameplay footage, and fansite updates

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

The Art of the Dead: The House of the Dead Fan Art Contest Extended until Jan 20th

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 could be Sonic the Hedgehog, Akira Yuki, Sakura Shinguji, Vyse, Joe Musashi, Harrier or any SEGA character you can think of. The contest will start from Oct. 31st through Dec 18th.

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The House of the Dead III Secret Files: Concept Art added to the Official Artwork section

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.
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Deadly City Survival: It plays like The House of the Dead

If you like flash games and Sega’s The House of the Dead series, then Deadly City Survival is your type of game. It’s flash-based arcade survival horror shooter with a gritty setting similar to The House of the Dead 2 with the same gameplay features. Playing this game will feel like your playing an actual HOTD. The game also has a branching path system as well for you to choose your own path similar to The House of the Dead 3 & 4. I will provide a link to the game here for you guys to try the game out yourselves and share your thoughts on it.


The House of the Dead 2 ranked on the 28th spot in Game Informer’s Top 30 Co-Op Games of All Time.

Sorry for the late update with school going on and stuff. In this month’s latest issue of Game Informer “The Co-Op Issue”, Gameinformer ranks The House of the Dead 2 #28 of the top 30 Co-Op Games of All Time. As a fan of the House of the Dead series, I am happy to see that the game has received this spot. Why wouldn’t The House of the Dead 2 be listed as of the top co-op games of all time. My reasons are

– Fast paced arcade gameplay
– Shooting zombies and everything around you
– Humorous voice acting
– One of the Dreamcasts best selling games
– Bringing a friend to enjoy a game with you
– Goldman & his gnome theory

Here’s what Game Informer has to say about the game.

“On-rails light-gun shooters have been a staple of the arcade. Teaming up with a partner in The House of the Dead 2 was like going to the firing range, except without the need to wear those gigantic noise-dampening earmuffs. Even our Mortal Kombat childhoods, The House of the Dead 2 still delivered a startlingly violent cooperative tour through a monster-ravaged Venice. One gun simply wasn’t enough.”

Makes me want to go to Dave & Busters again and play some HOTD2.

Petition Campaign of the Dead: HOTD HD and EX for consoles

Image drawn by The Gagaman

Sorry for the late update HOTD fans. Where do I start? I had a great time at Sonic Boom in San Diego (lots of Sonic and Sega fans) and reunited with the community staff from Sega of America and meeting admin TRiPPY. Had a great time talking to her about Sega, the Sega Saturn, and job opportunities. Anyway After seven years of waiting for a console port of the fourth installment to the House of the Dead series, The House of the Dead 4. Sega has finally found a way to deliver us both arcade HOTD titles (III & 4) to digital platforms such as the Playstation Network. We’ve been waiting for this moment for quite sometime… However, as fans of The House of the Dead series, we crave for more!

After reading countless of gaming forums, comments on Youtube, and my visit with Sega at Sonic Boom, I wanted to start my very own campaign. To have Sega to port both the original two games and spin-off title Loving Deads: The House of the Dead EX.

Fans have been begging for a faithful port of the first House of the Dead game in it’s original form (MODEL 2 graphics) since the Saturn & PC versions has been heavily criticized due to graphic limitations. With other classic Sega titles from the arcade/Saturn era of the 90’s released and coming to digital platforms (Daytona USA & NiGHTS HD) Why not the House of the Dead? As fans of the series, we want to relive those moments from the arcade era in our living rooms and fight Dr. Curien’s diabolical creations like The Chariot and The Magician. This game also introduced us to two highly trained and well known AMS agents throughout the series, Thomas Rogan & G, as they save Rogan’s fiancee, Sophie Richards, and stop Dr. Curien’s plans from destroying human civilization. The House of the Dead 2 would be awesome in HD in it’s original Naomi format which had more blood and music tunes.

However, there were rumors going around for couple of years about Sega losing the source code of the original game along with other Sega titles stated by former SoA president, Simon Jeffrey. If the rumors are true, then Sega Wow may be able to remake the entire game from scratch and release it to the arcades with newer levels inside Curien’s Mansion and features within the game. As of now, we don’t know what they could be up to.

Not only the original game and it’s sequel, but also the Japanese/European only HotD game Loving Deads: The House of the Dead EX also deserves a port to digital platforms. The game’s storyline tells the audience about a zombie couple, Zobio & Zobiko, escaping the mansion to live a life in peace together from the clutches of Dr. Curien and his evil creatures. I’ve watched a couple of gameplay videos and I must say that this game looks REALLY enjoyable. Check and see for yourself. The game features tons of unique minigames where players much reach each other hand before time runs out such as dodging cakes during bullet time, rhythm tapping, finding the right zombie (may look familiar to those who played HOD2), and shooting bad teeth. A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day for lovely couples all over the world.

And this is where you guys come in, our mission is to get Sega to release these games on digital platforms as soon as possible (don’t want to wait for another seven years (-_-;) It’s easy…
Just sign these two petitions and your set
The House of the Dead HD
Loving Deads: The House of the Dead EX
Our goal is to reach 100 signatures each for both games and I may plan on making a video to spread the word even further and you guys can post your reasons explaining why you want these games to consoles as video responses. Not so bad right? Show your support AMS agents, about time “we” made a move!

Video Game Connoisser, Seàn Whitear explains why we need more Typing of the Dead

The Typing of the Dead series is one of those unique names that Sega Wow has ever created based on the popular HotD sequel, The House of the Dead 2. Video game connoiser, Seàn Whitear, gave his thoughts and explains why we need more Typing of the Dead. Why? Because it has over the top humour, it’s educational, and most of all you can kill zombies with words on your very own keyboard. Here’s a snip from his amazing article

The Typing of the Dead is a great idea. It’s as laugh-out-loud funny and ridiculous as it is educational and helpful to a player’s everyday computing life. To make things even sweeter for developer Wow Entertainment (now Sega Wow) and publisher Sega, it probably didn’t require a great deal of funds to produce, either. Typing was only released in Japanese arcades but found its way to Dreamcast and PC in other countries; there was also a sequel, Typing of the Dead II, which was based on House of the Dead III, but it never made it outside of Japan. Typing is, perhaps, an even more niche game than the series it’s spun off from but a new release distributed on the cheap via a digital distribution platform like Steam could really prove to be a cult hit amongst PC gamers.

Check out his list of reasons why we should have more Typing of the Dead for today’s digital distribution here. Since Sega is going to release more games on digital, Typing should be one of them and a port of Loving Deads: The House of the Dead EX and The House of the Dead. Get on it Sega!

Source: Video Game Connoisser, Sean Whitear

The Website of the Dead will be attending Sonic Boom 2012 @ San Diego’s House of Blues

I will be attending Sonic Boom next week and do interviews with Steve Lycett “S0L”, producer of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and many other producers from Sumo along with Sega. If you have any questions relating to the game and The House of the Dead, shoot a comment below AMS agents and race fans! If your attending the Sega event as well, you can find me wearing a Shinobi costume. I’ll be waiting for you, friends….

Goregasm! ~ Happy Fourth of July from the Website of the Dead

Happy fourth of July to my fellow Americans and House of the Dead fans out there. Time to go out and pop those fire crackers with family and friends. Once the celebration is over, how about you and some friends play some House of the Dead Overkill. To this day it’s still the hardcore you’ve been waiting for. Kill some mutants to satisfy your….