on-rails shooter, House of the Dead: Overkill,
will make its way to iOS when the App Store refreshes tonight. Dubbed House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels
, the universal iOS app is a remixed version of the 2009 Wii game broken down into three different "movies." An initial purchase unlocks the first movie and finishing that will unlock the second, with an in-app purchase of $2 required to access the final campaign.
Controls are handled through three different methods. There's a virtual stick-and-reticle set-up and another using accelerometer controls, but the third option is most odd – a locked Frenzy Tap setting. Touch Arcade
has been playing the game today and says it hasn't figured out how to unlock that third option yet, or what exactly it is, but posits that it may be a tap-to-shoot style of play.House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels
should be available after iTunes is updated tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The app is already live in the New Zealand territory and priced at $6.50 in New Zealand dollars, which comes out to about $5.50 here in the US.