House of the Dead 3 and 4 are getting an HD re-release on PSN

Sega has just announced to the press that House of the dead 3 and 4 are getting an HD upgrade on PSN! House of the Dead 3 will arrive on February 7th while the fourth installment, which has not gotten a console release so far, will come in Spring. Both get an HD upgrade and Move support.

This isn’t a big surprise considerend that House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut was one of the biggest releases for the move last year. Josh Newey was positively surprised by the game. Get the full press release after the jump!

PLAYSTATION®NETWORK

Two Installments of the Horror Arcade Shooter Coming Exclusively to PlayStation®Network

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 3™ will be coming

exclusively to PlayStation®Network on February 7, followed by the arcade shooter The House of

the Dead 4™ 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 Dead™ experience in their

living room. To see the new trailer for the return of these terrifying creature-shooting favorites, visit

“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!

  • shiggidy

    Grrrr, release a damn light gun for the Xbox, I want these and especially overkill l!!!

  • This is awesome news. I’ve been dying to have a home console version of HoTD 4. Now I’m not dying anymore and can get my life back on track.

  • grolt

    Sweet that HotD 4 is finally coming home! Wasn’t my favorite game in arcades, but exploring the intricacies at home might change that.

    I love how they call HotD 3 the “legendary horror arcade shooter” despite it only ever coming out on home consoles. Whoops.

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