Third-party publisher SEGA on Tuesday revealed The House of the Dead: Overkill, a new Wii-exclusive shooter based on the popular zombie-infested franchise. The title is being developed by Headstrong Games (formerly Kuju; Battalion Wars 1 and 2) and is set for release early next year. The title will be shown for the first time at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany later this week, but IGN got the scoop on what to expect, including a first look at in-game screens and the world debut trailer.
The big difference between Overkill and previous The House of the Dead titles -- other than the fact that it utilizes the Wii remote and not a light-gun -- is its new pulp-style presentation. Seemingly inspired by the movie Grindhouse, Overkill features a '70's horror theme complete with grainy film filters, cheesy dialog, retro music and over the top gore. In addition to accurate shooting mechanics via the Wii remote's infrared tip, the game makes use of the device's built in accelerometer for new motion-based melee moves. Pistol whip or shotgun-butt a zombie and you'll be able to literally knock his jaw off or smash his skull.