One of the Wii's standout shooters – and certainly its most explicit – could be due a revival as reports hit that House of the Dead: Overkill 2 is in development.
Launched at the start of 2009, the original House of the Dead: Overkill was a tongue-in-cheek take on SEGA's long-running on-rails series that channelled the spirit of classic exploitation flicks, creating a game that's still near-unique on Nintendo's console.
Now Nintendolife is reporting that a sequel is in the works and is heading for release in the middle of 2011. Perhaps SEGA and developer Headstrong Games are looking to steal the sweary crown from Mafia II, a game that recently outdid House of the Dead: Overkill in the profanity stakes.
At the time of writing there was no-one available for comment at SEGA.
The first game was a fun rail-shooter that I feel did justice to the arcade games of old. (even if the profanity was turned up to 11) I'm not sure I really want yet ANOTHER game in this genre for Wii, but... what say you?
-Multi platform -Wii U missing online -Game was ready to release Nov 2012 as a Wii U exclusive, delayed til now for PS3 and 360 versions -$30 extra just because -Wii U version missing DLC -Supports Move, doesn't support Wii Remote -Will undership Wii U version -Wii U version will score worst on all major sites -TV ad won't mention Wii U version -Developer will drop Wii U support due to low sales
@carlosrox Ha ha man the original post is from like 3 years ago, the rumour was probably for a quick follow-up, and that is probably long dead now if it existed.
I just bumped it to talk about The Typing of the Dead Overkill. I have a weird obsession with The Typing of the Dead, it seems like the coolest thing ever to me, and I want to get it on my Dreamcast someday, but it is kind of expensive to get the keyboard + game...