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

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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 NiD.com 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!

11 thoughts on “Petition Campaign of the Dead: HOTD HD and EX for consoles

  1. HotD 2 is by far the best! I bought a Move specifically for light gun games, and Sega needs to continue supporting it! I’d love to have HotD Overkill,1,2,3,4 all on my PS3’s HDD. We have a great start, but let’s get them all on PSN!

    If the source code is lost, I’d love to see the engine for the 4th game be utilized for widescreen remakes.

    Then, Virtua Cop 1,2,3 … And we need Namco’s full Time Crisis series, Point Blank, Midway’s CarnEvil, and lastly the Jurassic Park and Star Wars arcade games!

  2. The most ideal package would be for Sega to release an Ultimate Arcade Collection.

    Which would include
    The House of the Dead 1/2
    Virtua Cop 1/2
    Zombie Revenge
    Jurassic Park: The Lost World
    Star Wars Trilogy
    Virtua Fighter 2

    Only one can dream, sadly 🙁

  3. Oh yeah and by HD Remasters of HOTD 1 and 2, I don’t mean by simply taking the PC port, bugging the sound effects, adding new menus and slapping on the move mechanics (Looking at you HOTD 3 Ps3 Port) I’m talking Model 2 and Naomi perfect conversions here, with a little more anti-aliasing on the models.

    Come on if they did a perfect port of House of The Dead 4, anything’s possible.

    • I’ve been on vacation for quite a while haha, My girlfriend and I have just been going off to a lot of places, I’ve hardly had a moments rest to game seriously. I’ve made my girlfriend become a fan of HOTD in the meantime, it’s become a regular occasion to play either 3,4 or Overkill Extended on the PS3 with her, haha. Infact when we were in Scarborough recently which is a seaside resort we found a HOTD 4 Deluxe Cab, we put £2 in and found that the guns were broken, my girlfriend demanded the guy to fix it, it was hilarious, hehe.

      It’s quite a shame though that Arcade Owners allow their cabinets to just do that, especially to a House of The Dead game.

  4. It would be awesome for the companies to re-release the ultimate light gun games:

    1.The House of the Dead 1, 2, and EX
    2. Time Crisis 1, 2, 3, and Crisis Zone
    3. Ninja Assault
    4. Vampire Knight
    5. Virtua Cop 1, 2, and 3
    6. Confidential Mission
    7. Ocean Hunters
    8. Maze of the King
    9. Ghost Squad
    10. Let’s Go Jungle

  5. It would be awesome for the companies to re-release the ultimate light gun games on PSN with PS Move compatibility:

    1.The House of the Dead 1, 2, and EX
    2. Time Crisis 1, 2, 3, and Crisis Zone
    3. Ninja Assault
    4. Vampire Knight
    5. Virtua Cop 1, 2, and 3
    6. Confidential Mission
    7. Ocean Hunters
    8. Maze of the King
    9. Ghost Squad
    10. Let’s Go Jungle

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