The House of the Dead III Boss Tips: Death (Type 0011)

The House of the Dead III has been out since last month. I hope you all enjoy the game with your friends and are excited to play The House of the Dead 4 on April 17th. Starting today, I will post some useful tips and tricks on how to beat the bosses in The House of the Dead III directly taken from the HOD2&3 website for the new players. Let’s start out with Death (Type 0011).

Death (Type 0011)
A security guard creature that protects the abandoned EFI research facility with a club made from flesh and skulls.

Encounters: Chapter 1 and West Wing (Optional next chapter)
Death is a brutal guard that chases you relentlessly with a gigantic club. Shooting its big, brawny body won’t do you any good. Aim for its head. That’s its weak point.

If you don’t cause enough damage to it before it closes in,
you’ll fall victim to its giant club.

You’ll be fighting Death twice, but the basic strategies are
the same both times. You have to be careful the second time
it appears, though, because it’ll be chasing you behind obstacles,
passing in and out of view. Efficient timing of your reloads is key.

Death has two attack patterns.

[1]Charges toward you and wallops you.
Death’s weak point, the head, only sways slightly as the boss runs,
so it should be pretty easy to target.

Death leaves itself open the instant it starts running this way.
If you reload before it gets started, aim upward in advance, and
shoot as fast as you can as soon as Death starts barreling
toward you, you should be able to stop this attack without
taking any damage.

The time when you can really get some good damage in is
the moment it swings its club up to slam you. You’ll be
at point-blank range then, so you’ll be able to inflict maximum

Even if Death gets too close for comfort, try to remain calm
and just keep getting in as many shots as you can until the
very last second.

[2]Chases you behind columns and then wallops you.
When Death is running behind the columns, its head barely
moves at all, so targeting it should be a piece of cake.

But figuring out when to reload isn’t quite so easy.
That’s because you’ve got to shoot when you can see
Death between the columns, or else the columns will
block your shots and you won’t be able to score any hits.
If you reload after Death goes behind a column, it’ll be a tough battle.

The key is to start reloading before Death disappears behind
a column,

and each time it appears again, get three shots in.

Kori’s bonus tip: You can rack up points when Death’s attack (yellow) gauge is down. Similar to Judgement in HOD2, where you can shoot Kural for more points.

Sad Day for the Sega Community: Sega plans to down size SOA including major laid offs

Today is a very sad day for the Sega community. Sega has plans to restructure their consumer business due to loss of money. Their focusing on digital games and create a smaller company positioned for sustained profitability. Which means some lay offs and game cancelations are involved. The statement reads as follows from Sega Sammy
“The Sega consumer business is expected to post operating loss due to the challenging economic climate and significant changes in the home video game software market environment in the US and Europe.

It is essential to streamline [our] organisation in the field of home video game software, while shifting to a structure that corresponds to a change in environment, including strengthening development in the field of digital content.

We decided to narrow down sales titles to strong IPs such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Football Manager, Total War and Aliens which are expected to continue posting solid earnings. In accordance with this, we are cancelling the development of some game software titles.

The House of the Dead 4 is safe, but there still some sad news for the fans. Assistant Community Manager, Kate Bryant aka Kate Burning has been recently laid off today. For those who don’t know, she was a new recruit as a community manager after Aaron Webber was promoted as Assistant Brand Manager for Sonic Generations and Yakuza: Dead Souls. She was also in charge of promoting the rerelease of The House of the Dead III and the long awaited 4 installment. I think she did a fantasic job promoting these two games. Wish her good luck for her future and hope that awesome opportunities come her way.

Source: SegaBits, IGN, TSSZ News

Play The House of the Dead 2 with Eye Tracking

My my technology is advancing quite rapidly these days. This video describes how players can play the game with the use of eye tracking powered by Tobii T120 eye tracker. Eye tracking is the process of measuring either the point of gaze (“where we are looking”) or the motion of an eye relative to the head. An eye tracker is a device for measuring eye positions and eye movement. Eye trackers are used in research on the visual system, in psychology, in cognitive linguistics and in product design. Basically, you can just move the cross air with your eye and click a zombie to obilivion.

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.

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.

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.

Fans of the Dead: Japanese Fan Art Showcase

We have a lot of HotD fans in the United States of America and United Kingdom, who spend their hard earned quarters blasting Curien’s creatures to obilivion. Even to a point of a fanbase like the Sonic series showing of their own fan art. Though, the US/EU are not the only ones, Japan even has a fanbase for The House of the Dead series. I’ve stumbled upon tons of fan art by the Japanese and there by far beautiful and amazing!

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 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”).


Interview with Will Sierra, the voice of Agent G

Will Sierra was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ. His love for the Arts started at the early age of 10, headlining in every school musical production. Then Will moved on to photography in high school. Upon graduation, Will Sierra discovered a new-found passion in fashion and home furnishings design. In 1994, Will Sierra re-discovered his love of acting and head-lined in numerous theatrical productions.

Today we have Will Sierra, providing answers to many fans of the House of the Dead series about his voice acting role as the famous AMS Special Agent G.

1. Have you ever played or heard of The House of the Dead series before you signed up to provide G’s voice in Overkill?

Yes, of course I did! Back in high-school, we would cut class and run to the arcade and spend all our lunch money on the actual huge video game machine! Such good and scary-fun memories!

2. Did you get the chance to ad-lib any of his lines in the game or did they mostly stick to the script?

When working on voice-over projects, it depends on the director and each individual project. On this project, we were directed to stick to the script. (Besides, I am also a writer, I respect the actual written word and usually do not deviate from a good script.)

3. Was Agent G’s personality something you brought to the character or did you have to follow a strict guideline?

Personality or character is always a huge decision when playing a role. For “Agent G”, I was asked my opinion and we all agreed that where I deciding to go was perfect. I gave him a cool, subtle approach, a la Keanu Reeves meets Rod Serling… Even-toned cool!

4. Did you enjoy providing G’s voice?

“Cream my panties!” or “Almost peed my pants!” … Which best describes an exuberant joy? I am a huge gamer myself… Now my nephews, nieces and friends can all play ME whenever they want to! The kid in me was thrilled!

5. Before you voiced G, were you given a chance to voice any of the other characters in the game?

The audition process was also the favorite of my career to date. I tried out for “Papa Cesar” and Varla’s brother, Jasper. They liked me as “G” and that was that.

6. How was your experience working with the other voice actors?

When doing voice-over work, you are almost always alone. But, on this project, I was scheduled in between Sarah (Varla) and Anthony (Washington). I met and chatted with both for quite some time. Both were cool and it was extremely helpful to build a mini ‘bond’ with my virtual video amigos!

7. Would you love to provide the voice of G in a sequel to The House of the Dead Overkill?

I would be honored and “over the moon!” with excitement. Unfortunately, to date I haven’t been offered.  I’ve heard whispers in the community, they may be going in a different direction with ‘Agent G’… I hope Sega doesn’t piss too many fans off… My fingers and toes r crossed and my voice is in top form, I’m just patiently waiting, like all of you.

8. Many fans asked this question since the first HotD game back in 1997, what does G stand for?

If memory serves me right; I think I know… Unfortunately, I would have to be whisked into a witness protection program if I revealed my information! I whispered it to a dying friend on his death-bed… I have been looking over my shoulder ever since! (Just as a precaution, I have since installed a remote-start on my car.) Lol!

 ~ Will Sierra
Thank you all for submitting your questions to Mr. Will Sierra. Don’t forget to buy The House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut at your local game store.

Get your 777 luck with The House of the Dead REELS

Back in 2009, Sega created their own casino based website called “Sega Casino” where players can make bets and play slot machines based on many popular franchises by Sega, including The House of the Dead.

House of the Dead Reels is an exclusive game to Sega casino themed from their popular light gun game. I’m sure anyone who’s been to a seaside amusement arcade will be familiar with the series. It’s features are standard fare, spin in 3 scatters and you get some free spins, spin in 3 woman with the gun and you activate the Zombie gallery which is effectively a random scratch card sub game. Never the less it does what it does very well with a high degree of polish with great sounds and graphics making full use of the theme. Players are rewarded with frequent but small wins making this a highly addictive game.

Feeling lucky playing this game on Sega Casino? Unfortunately, Sega closed their casino site. But, I still have screenshots to show. Click below.