Official House of the Dead Merchandise Available Now on SEGA Shop


The official SEGA Shop site, where you can buy SEGA merchandise online to ship to your door, now has added The House of the Dead to their merchandise line up available for purchase. The collection features T-shirts, hoodies, phone cases, notebooks and many more. If your a HotD Collector, this website is the right place for you.

However, these items ship only to the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru. No word on other territories such as the United Kingdom or Japan.

The House of the Dead Prototype Discovered after 21 years


AndyGeezerServices had released pictures and footage of the prototype version of The House of the Dead on the internet after 21 years. This prototype features two playable levels and tons of unused content such as a different introduction, dialogue, animation, and sound effects (which one of them happens to be the “Reload!” sound from the Virtua Cop series). AndyGeezerServices submitted the prototype to MAME and we hope it’ll be open to the public for newer discoveries to come. UPDATE: Hit the jump for a boss fight demonstration from KawaiiYinYang Continue reading

Fan creates several unique mods for The House of the Dead (MODEL 2)


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.
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Development of The House of the Dead Part 2: Monsters & Scenes


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

Development of The House of the Dead Part 1: Characters


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

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

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: Boss Files

I must complement you. I didn’t think you could make it this far. However, this is it. Let’s see how good you really are! ~ Dr. Curien

Chariot

Type: 27
AMS Report: Originally designed to act as Dr. Curien’s personal bodyguard, the creature know as Chariot is an unstoppable powerhouse. Chemically treated skin has been enhanced with high tensile steel, acting as an impenetrable armored shell. Chariot’s speed and strength are devastating when combined with his razor-sharp battle staff. Continue reading

The House of the Dead “Wilder than Heaven” Manga


One of our House of the Dead community members and collector, DrDeath, was able to share one of his awesome and very rare House of the Dead collection to us and we are happy to upload another House of the Dead manga straight from Japan titled “Wilder than Heaven” mixed with parodies based on the events of the first game. Hit the Jump to view more of the scans. Continue reading