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RUMOR: House of the Dead: Overkill 2 is coming.
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November 10, 2010, 16:19:13
 
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.


Reported by IGN.

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?

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Posted: 11/10/10, 16:19:13  - Edited by 
 on: 02/18/11, 01:19:32    
 
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Count me in! Loved loved LOVED the first one. And it was a ton of fun to play co-op.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 16:28:33
And the Wii just got interesting in 2011


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 16:38:59
Huh... I liked Overkill quite a lot for the $10 or whatever I paid for it, but I'd rather see what else these guys can do than another lightgun shooter.

Was hoping Sega would trust them with another franchise revival.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 16:55:25  - Edited by 
 on: 11/10/10, 16:55:58
Overkill was a pretty enjoyable experience. I'd be down for another. I probably wouldn't pay more than $20 for it though, which is what I paid for the last game.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 17:03:22  - Edited by 
 on: 11/10/10, 17:09:21
I really have to open that game...


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 17:16:12
I hope they answer the cliffhanger from the first game:

What does a brotha have to do to pacify a bitch?


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 17:18:41
@Simbabbad
Yeah I thought I heard rumors of a Virtua Cop: Overkill by the same team. Oh well, I'll gladly pick up a sequel to HotD:O


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 17:37:35
Fucking sweet.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 18:16:01
anon_mastermind said:
Fucking sweet.
Well said. I'd be upset about not giving them another franchise if their efforts with HotD (which NEEDED a new take) just wasn't so mutha' fuckin' satisfying!


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 20:27:47
Watch it release as a Move exclusive or something.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:02:37
Really enjoyed the first game.

But they'll have to really nail the sequel for me to buy it.

-Better Weapon balance
-Increased difficulty in co-op
-No framerate hitches
-Option to bleep cursing
-More content if they go with a $50 price tag


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:21:21  - Edited by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:27:35
Before being put on HoD, didn't these guys propose a new Jet Set Radio game?

*sigh*


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:26:32
Simbabbad said:
Was expecting Virtua Cop. This strikes me as, well, overkill. Another lightgun shooter with zombies?!

They're not zombies, they're mutants.

Zero said:
Watch it release as a Move exclusive or something.

I seriously have no doubts about that. Looking at the Playstation Move's catalog, I'm sure it'll make it's way over there to get people more interested in buying it.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:26:59
@Zero

Ha, no kidding. Although I doubt it'd be an exclusive. But it'd be a cross-platform game with the Wii release. But the Move version will not only have those shiny "HD GRAFIX" but also exclusive content.

@Hinph

Can't remember the name of the development studio that pitched that idea to SEGA, but it may have been these guys. SIGH, indeed. Why can't we get another entry in this series? I mean for crying out loud, we got a sequel to NiGHTS, which I think wasn't as successful as Jet Set Radio Future was.


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:48:14  - Edited by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:49:04
@achhibbar
As much as I liked the first game, have to agree with you.

Edit: I don't need a fucking option to bleep the fucking cursing. Fuck!


Posted by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:52:20  - Edited by 
 on: 11/10/10, 21:53:16
achhibbar said:
Really enjoyed the first game.

But they'll have to really nail the sequel for me to buy it.

-Better Weapon balance
-Increased difficulty in co-op
-No framerate hitches
-Option to bleep cursing
-More content if they go with a $50 price tag
First of all, yes I am replying to myself because I was being unreasonable.

HotD:O was a great game, with absolutely fantastic presentation. The music, the dialogue and the voice acting were pitch perfect. It's such a unique game in that respect, and for that reason alone it should be in everyone's Wii collection. Extraction was arguably a better game, but I will always remember Overkill more fondly. If Headstrong make this for Move and Wii, then hopefully they can raise the budget further and really expand on the gameplay.


Posted by 
 on: 11/11/10, 04:38:50  - Edited by 
 on: 11/11/10, 04:39:57
I overlooked the first game when it came out. I will not let it happen again! Anything to support the continuation of arcade-style rail-shooters!


Posted by 
 on: 11/11/10, 04:56:23
I thought Overkill was inferior to its predecessors and suffered from far too many glitches and technical shortcomings. Plus the whole over-the-top cursing got old pretty fast.

I'll pass.


Posted by 
 on: 11/11/10, 07:10:36
I loved the original Overkill, so I'm definitely down for a sequel. I've always thought it would be hilarious if they had an "edited for TV" mode. There would be really bad over dubs to cover the swears.

I just wish I had someone to play the game with. I keep wanting to buy a second nyko gun, but I don't think my wife would be that interested in this type of game.


Posted by 
 on: 11/19/10, 07:40:51
I have House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return, and that's about all I need when it comes to on-rails shooting. The Wii does not need another on-rails shooter of all things.


Posted by 
 on: 11/19/10, 07:46:53
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