House of the Dead: Overkill to go overkill on gore
Here’s another game to add to your must-have list of hardcore Wii games. House of the Dead: Overkill, the latest in the HoD series, promises to go all out on the gore and make it “as extreme as possible.”
Here’s another game to add to your must-have list of hardcore Wii games. House of the Dead: Overkill, the latest in the HoD series, promises to go all out on the gore. According to the game’s producer, Neil McEwen, all-out gore is nothing we haven’t seen in movies anyway. And besides, it’s undoubtedly not a game for kids:
We’re not brutalising any minorities. It’s good fun, tongue in cheek – nothing you wouldn’t see in a movie. We’ve really not restrained ourselves in any way. We want to go all guns blazing and make it as extreme as possible almost.
Sometimes we’ve gone ‘ooh, we shouldn’t really do that’, but then we’ve gone ‘no, hell yes we should’. There’s no reason we shouldn’t do this stuff, it’s not exploiting anyone.
[…] Nothing we’re doing in our game hasn’t been done in a movie before. It’s undoubtedly an 18 certificate game. We’ve put censorship badges and warnings all over it. It’s not the sort of game I’d give to my Gran…
Speaking on the outcry in the UK about the brutality in fellow gore-tastic Wii game, MadWorld, McEwen just said “I think it’s just a story for the tabloids.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.