SEGA has announced that The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, a game 100% of the population is ecstatic EXISTS, has launched exclusively as a PC Digital Download. Developed by Modern Dream and Hardlight Studios, this title is an adaptation of the original, profanity-infused The House of the Dead: Overkill (which is itself included in the download as a bonus!), and is priced at £14.99/$19.99/€17.99.
Like the original Overkill, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill uncovers the mysteries and secrets behind the terrors from the first The House of the Dead, only this time you are typing zombies to death instead of shooting them. It’s simple: just like in The Typing of the Dead for the Dreamcast, zombies and other monsters come at you with phrases and words listed under them. If you type correctly and quickly, they will get blown to bits, but if you mess up, you get HORRIBLY BITTEN. Up to two players can tackle the game’s story mode or three mini-games, all revolving around improving your typing skills so you can type like a speed demon at work or school (though some of the edge will be taken off since you don’t have to deal with flesh-eating zombies at work…..or do you? I don’t know your life!).
Creative Director at Modern Dream, Ollie Clark, expressed his joy about how this game betters people’s lives, stating:
“People often gripe about how video games aren’t educational or useful in everyday life. But with The Typing of the Dead: Overkill you can now shoot up a carnival full of flesh eating mutant clowns while improving your typing and personal vocabulary. Happy Halloween!”
Ollie just spoke to my very soul right there. John Clark, Vice President of Digital Distribution for SEGA, expressed how terrible he is at multitasking when he said:
“I can’t give you a quote AND simultaneously fend off legions of the dead by typing progressively more complex words and phrases at the same time!”
Hopefully you will one day, John, for humanity’s sake. The Typing of the Dead: Overkill can be yours now through Steam and other digital retailers. More info on the game and a 50% off deal can be found at SEGA’s website. Anyone itching and biting for a chance to kill the undead through the power of the English language?
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