The 360 and PS3 have their fair share of Super Mega Awesome Collector’s Editions of games. The Wii? Not so much. Luckily Capcom likes the sound of money and thinks that their forthcoming House of the Dead: OVERKILL is well worth a Collector’s Edition. We’re inclined to agree, since anything the reinforces the whole grindhouse style of the game gets a big thumbs up from us. Even better is that the Collector’s Edition is free with pre-order of the game.
As if it didn’t get sexier than free Collector’s Editions of games with zombies in them, the package will include not only a special slipcase (OK, not that exciting) but also Prelude to an Overkill, a graphic novel starring series staple Agent Washington and newcomer Varla Gunns. It tells the breasticle filled tale of the two on the night before the events in OVERKILL occur. The graphic novel will be illustrated by Steve Copter, of dissident punk band ‘Black Mekon.’ I’m not sure why an illustrators credentials would be a band, but from the image above it looks like he’s doing a decent job. How great is the intentional wear and tear on the cover there. Thank god SEGA is stepping up the awesome on the Wii.