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21 August 2008

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A zombie from The House of the Dead: Overkill

Both Kotaku and IGN Wii have previewed the upcoming lightgun shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii. Kotaku did a preview with the help of Headstrong Games' Bradley Crooks. The opening paragraph follows:

About a third of the way in through the Carnival Of Fun stage in The House of the Dead Overkill, Bradley Crooks from Headstrong Games decimated a severed arm stuck in a cotton candy machine. It exploded in a sweet, sickly mess, adding to the heavy amount of gore we'd already seen in the Wii "light gun" shooter. It's also potentially the first game to feature a "live birth" on the Wii, so don't expect an E rating (or a German release).
IGN managed to see it, but didn't play the game themselves. Their opening paragraph follows:
There's no question about it: SEGA's upcoming House of the Dead: Overkill has Grindhouse to thank for its inspiration. The game essentially "reboots" the AM1 franchise with a prequel of sorts that takes place in the era of drive-in double-features. Though we didn't play the game at Games Convention in Germany today, it was certainly playable and we got a chance to see the direction this zombie blaster's going on the Wii.

You can read more of Kotaku's preview here, and IGN's preview here.

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