One of the oddest games among the Sega Dreamcast’s vast library of very odd games is The Typing Of The Dead, a reimagining of Sega’s zombie shoot ’em up arcade classic The House Of The Dead 2. Instead of aiming a plastic gun at the screen to blow away the undead, Typing Of The Dead had players typing out words and phrases that did the shooting for them. The bizarre combination of educational tool and kitschy zombie murder became an instant cult classic.
Today, Sega has taken to Steam, the digital computer game superstore, to release The Typing Of The Dead: Overkill, a typing-controlled remake of the grindhouse movie-themed Wii and PlayStation 3 game The House Of The Dead: Overkill. The game currently costs $10 on Steam, but will bump up to $20 come November 1. It also includes plain old The House Of The Dead: Overkill if you’d prefer to work on your pointing at stuff with a mouse skills rather than your typing abilities.