Two of Sega's old lightgun shooters, House of the Dead 3 and House of the Dead 4, are shambling to the PlayStation Network exclusively. The third installment in the recently rebooted series will arrive on February 7, with the fourth chapter to follow in "spring." Both games come with received HD updates, along with Trophies and Move support.
House of the Dead 3, originally released in 2002, has been on consoles before (the Wii, and Xbox before that), but 2005's House of the Dead 4 has never seen life outside of arcades. Considering many of us haven't even been to an arcade in the past decade, it'll almost be a "new" game.
Two Installments of the Horror Arcade Shooter Coming Early 2012
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 3TM will be coming exclusively to PlayStation®Network on February 7, followed by the arcade shooter The House of the Dead 4TM this spring. Both titles have been updated with HD graphics, trophies, and complete PlayStation®Move support to give players the full arcade The House of the DeadTM experience in their living room. To see the new trailer for the return of these terrifying creature-shooting favorites, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoPR1ucdNlI.
"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!
For more information about the return of both titles, visit http://www.sega.com/games/house-of-the- dead-3/.
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