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June 22 2011
The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut - PS3 Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer
28/10/2011SegaSegaHeadstrong Games
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Lining up to be shot - with the Move.
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Now that's one haunting enemy/zombie.

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House of the Dead Overkill uses the PS Move.
Released in February 2009 The House of the Dead: Overkill was both a critical and commercial success on the Nintendo Wii. Despite the family friendly nature of the console, and this game holding the World Record for the most expletives in a video game (until Mafia II overtook it a year later, this shooter managed to sell an impressive 760,000 copies. Now, with Sony having released the Playstation Move developers Headstrong Games are porting the game to PS3, and adding in quite a bit new content along the way...

Back when the famous Agent G was still fresh out of the academy, he teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass cop Washington and a lone stripper Varla Guns to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little did they know what blood-soaked mutant horror would await them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City...

Taking inspiration from Robert Rodriguez B-grade horror film Planet Terror this game is an on-rails shooter which makes use of the Playstation Move controller to aim at, and take out, the wave of infected mutants. It's also possible to play through the game with a friend for some co-op action while online leaderboards will compare your efforts to the rest of the world.

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Plenty of zombies up ahead.
We mentioned that this game is coming to PS3 with all new content, and indeed it's extensive with two brand new levels with their own side stories bringing the game to nine levels in total. Not only that but the developers have promised new weapons including a new crossbow with explosive bolts, new mutants including baby mutants, as well as new hardcore and single weapon modes.

Visually HOTD: Overkill has been given a significant boost over the Nintendo Wii version with remastered HD graphics as well as support for 3DTV's - the latter of which could be very entertaining given the nature of the game.

It must be said that we are certainly hoping for something special from this game. Not only is The House of the Dead one of our favourite franchises, but it will be a good reason to get out Playstation Move controllers out and give them a good workout.