By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Friday, November 8, 2013

This may have been the biggest stealth release of a game I’ve ever seen. The day before Halloween The Typing of the Dead: Overkill appeared on Steam with no prior warning, and the press release I’ve included below appeared in my inbox shortly after. Not only is this a new entry in The Typing of the Dead series where players test their typing skills to take out zombie, but it includes the full version of The House of the Dead: Overkill. The game costs $19.99, which seems like a pretty good deal for the full package. Check out gameplay below.

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (October 30th, 2013) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. have announced that The Typing of the Dead: OVERKILL launched exclusively for PC Digital Download yesterday just in time for Halloween. Developed by Modern Dream with a little help from Hardlight Studios, this adaptation of console gore-fest The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ is available for download now and will be priced at £14.99/$19.99/€17.99. The original The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is also included in the package!

The Typing of the Dead: OVERKILL, like its aforementioned console counterpart, uncovers the ugly, terrifying secrets behind the original The House of the Dead™; the daddy of all over-the-top shooters. This time though, trigger-happy creature blasters will trade in their light guns for keyboards and will need to hone their typing skills to repel the mutant hordes with lightning-fast spelling and lethally accurate grammar. Up to two players can take on the fright-filled story mode or one of three monster-maiming mini-games all designed to improve your keyboard skills in the bloodiest typing tutorial around.

“People often gripe about how video games aren’t educational or useful in everyday life,” said Ollie Clark, Creative Director at Modern Dream. “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!”

“We’re excited to bring back a new iteration of The Typing of the Dead with that over-the-top flair that The House of the Dead: OVERKILL is known for,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “Nothing spells edu-tainment like The Typing of the Dead: OVERKILL!”

The Typing of the Dead: OVERKILL is out now and available on Steam and from other participating digital retailers. For more information about the game, please visit

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