So we’ve had a couple of great House of the Dead games come out in the past couple of years such as “The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return” for the Nintendo Wii, where we saw two classical HotD arcade shooters come into the next gen world of gaming, then we had “The House of the Dead Overkill” again for the Wii and for the PS3 as well as a Extended Cut Version, and now it’s that time to open your gun cabinet, grab out your shotgun and lock and load it, because it’s zombie killing time once again.
SEGA last week announced that two of the four arcade games in the House of the Dead Series (House of the Dead 3 & 4) well be coming out for the PlayStation 3, exclusively on the PlayStation Network and will also of course have support with the PlayStation Move controller as well.
Here is the Official Press Release by the one and only SEGA itself:
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – January 5, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that legendary horror arcade shooter The House of the Dead 3™ will be coming exclusively to PlayStation®Network on February 7, followed by the arcade shooter The House of the Dead 4™ this spring. Both titles have been updated with HD graphics, trophies, and complete PlayStation®Move support to give players the full arcade TheHouse of the Dead™ experience in their living room. To see the new trailer for the return of these terrifying creature-shooting favourites, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqC1JuUcdNU
“The House of the Dead has always been one of SEGA’s most popular series, and over the years we have worked hard to bring that full arcade experience to console owners,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “The abilities of the PlayStation 3, as well as PlayStation Move, have let us get closer than ever before. The only thing these titles are missing is a need for quarters.”
Originally released in 2002, The House of the Dead 3 introduced a number of new elements to the series, including “rescue events,” a shot ranking and grading system that challenges players to shoot both quickly and accurately, and a Boss “cancel” bar that players must fill to fend off devastating attacks. Featuring unique-to-console gameplay mechanics, The House of the Dead 3 can be played using a PlayStation Move controller or a standard PlayStation controller.
The House of the Dead 4 arrived in arcades in 2005, and its upcoming release on PlayStation®Network will be the first time this extremely rare title has ever appeared on a home console. In addition to the run-and-gun-down-creatures gameplay players had come to know and love, this title introduced hidden “treasure rooms” that contain score-boosting items, as well as interactive sequences that force players to push away grabby enemies. Watch out for the biters!
And just to get your heat pumping for this, here is the official announcement trailer for The House of the Dead 3 & 4 which you can also find as a link in the Press Release: