Back at the end of May we announced that Headstrong Games’ popular first-person rail shooter ‘The House of the Dead: Overkill’ – which was originally launched as a Nintendo Wii exclusive back in February 2009 – was heading to the PlayStation 3 later this year.
We also told our readers that the upcoming PlayStation 3 version, which is titled ‘The House of the Dead: Overkill – The Extended Cut,” would come with 3D support, PlayStation Move compatibility and high definition graphics, as well as some extra bonus content.
Now we have more good news for those of you that are waiting for the arcade-style shooting game to arrive on the PS3, as David Bruno (public relations manager at Sega of America) has recently revealed more game details and the box art over on the blog.us.playstation.com website.
This is in fact the very first time that the publisher has released a House of the Dead game on an HD console, and David says that both Sega and the developer are working hard to make it the best in the series. The publisher has also unveiled a number of screenshots from the game.
As we mentioned in our previous article, The House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut will come with 2 additional levels that weren’t included in the original Nintendo Wii release. The game will also feature new and improved cut-scenes using motion capture, as well as improved boss fights.
It doesn’t stop there either, as The House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut will also provide players with a new baby mutant type, an exclusive crossbow weapon, online leaderboards so they can track their high scores and player statistics and new PS3 trophies to achieve.
There will also be two brand new modes including a Classic Mode and a Hardcore Mode. In the Classic Mode, gamers can play through the entire game only using the AMS Magnum. Meanwhile, the Hardcore Mode is a mode in which the mutants can only be killed by a headshot.
The other PS3 features include an extended boss fight with ‘Mother’ in the game’s final level ‘OVERKILL,’ and collectibles to grab throughout the game that will unlock bonus material, music tracks, comic pages, 2D artwork and 3D models. The game will be available on October 25th in North America and October 28th in Europe.
Do you own a PlayStation 3? If so, are you tempted to buy The House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut?