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Skunky
11-17-2007, 05:14 AM
Just read at IGN that 'House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return' will be coming out for the Wii!
Looks like I'll be getting a Wii for more than one game now. Which is a good thing:)
HotD 2&3 will be on one disc and include co-op. Don't know why the original isn't included.
There are some screenshots available. It looks pretty sweet.

Mr_Zombie
11-17-2007, 05:36 AM
The original isn't included probably because of its outdated look. Though I like it the most and have beaten it hundreds times :D.

So it seems that SEGA smelled that rail-shooters is a good thing on Wii.

Skunky
11-17-2007, 05:53 AM
Yeah, but 2 & 3 are quite old aswell. I assume they will clean them up a bit.
HotD is one of the only light gun series never to come to playstation so apart from some brief fun at the arcades, I've hardly played them.
Where's no.4? is probably the bigger question. Even that has been in the arcades for about 2 years... I actually thought it was already on the 360 but was surprised to read that it's not on any console yet.
Strange...

btw: I'd still prefer it on playstation with a 'real light gun' but it's better than nothing I guess...

The Dude
11-17-2007, 08:28 AM
HOTD 4 Im suprised isn;t on the 360 yet due to the specs of the chipset used in the arcades, however it wasnt that impressive to be honest and was severly laggy.


EDIT: Pictures of HOTD2/3 for Wii are on magicbox, looks like straightforward ports to me.

Skunky
11-19-2007, 05:28 PM
Yeah, unfortunately I think you may be right...
The Wii has been getting a lot of old ps2 games and now it seems to be getting even older ones. It's like a 'new back catalog' for noobs.
Still, HotD 2&3 will be kinda new for me so I'll be getting it.
I hope it's a 'budget title'.

Helegad
11-20-2007, 02:34 AM
Maybe they'll include 1 as a bonus or something...

The Dude
11-20-2007, 09:31 AM
If it installs on a PC for under 200mb of space and the arcade version can be emulated and compressed for around the same size I can't really imagine why it can't be a bonus.

Dot50Cal
11-20-2007, 05:46 PM
Heard on IGN that they are straight ports, no model updates or anything. I'd stay far away. The game is suited to an actual lightgun, not a Wiimote.

The Dude
11-21-2007, 06:10 AM
Hardly seems worth it then when I have all the cheap ports on my PC and they run fine.

BLSR1
11-22-2007, 06:42 PM
Im buying it.
Ive said it before but I loves me some HoTD.

The Dude
11-23-2007, 10:35 AM
Theres something with Sega arcade games that don't settle well with me on home conversions, I get bored after 5-10mins usually, ESPECIALLY with games like Virtua Fighter, I can never understand why people are so pumped about those games! its only interesting if you're in a room full of Akira masters!

But as for HOTD, I'll refrain from buying this port, its a waste if theres no bonus stuff.

Helegad
11-27-2007, 01:48 AM
I've got HOTD1 on my PC (genuine, not pirated), and it's actually not bad. There's a deadly selection of characters in the 'PC Mode', and two people can play (one has to use the keyboard though). It's a great game, no reason not to include it.

kevstah2004
11-27-2007, 06:40 AM
If the keyboard was emulated in nullDC it'd be playing The Typing of the Dead.


Yeah, but 2 & 3 are quite old aswell. I assume they will clean them up a bit.
HotD is one of the only light gun series never to come to playstation so apart from some brief fun at the arcades, I've hardly played them.
Where's no.4? is probably the bigger question. Even that has been in the arcades for about 2 years... I actually thought it was already on the 360 but was surprised to read that it's not on any console yet.
Strange...

btw: I'd still prefer it on playstation with a 'real light gun' but it's better than nothing I guess...

Actually The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic was a PS2 port exclusively in japan although that doesn't count as a light gun game.

doomed
11-27-2007, 11:29 AM
I'm still playing the PC versions of HotD 1,2,3..
Lots of fun!!

Zombie_X
11-28-2007, 02:41 AM
I'll buy it if it's $30. I hope it has HOTD on i though, the first is still my fave!! I've been playing the first one with a Emulator.

The Dude
11-28-2007, 12:28 PM
Im annoyed HOTD3 never had LAN capability on the PC though, HOTD 2 was fun to play with more then one person on a LAN albeit laggy depending on both peoples Specs and connection.

Skunky
12-29-2007, 02:18 AM
Bundle... for Japan
No word yet if the games will feature Gun calibration.
Found it at Kotaku.

Cyberxion
01-02-2008, 10:07 PM
I've read about this gun-attachment that not only looks more like a gun, but helps perform better on light-gun games. The testers at IGN were able to turn off the reticle in Ghost Squad and perform accurately.

I might be compelled to pick one of those up along-side this game. I was a fan of House of the Dead II back in the day, and missed the third one. If this one hits shelves on the cheap (I don't have a lot of gaming cash...), it just might be a must-buy.

Skunky
01-03-2008, 03:08 AM
Yeah, that's the 'Sure Shot' gun. I've seen that and it looks pretty good.
Ghost Squad has a gun calibration screen, that's why they were able to turn off the cross-hairs and just aim with the gun.
Hopefully these HotD games have calibration too because RE-UC didn't...

Gradon
01-03-2008, 08:37 AM
I love the House Of The Dead series, only played 1 and 2 though, but I've saw 3 and it looks cool, this sounds awesome, would be sure to pick it up.