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!
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
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!