Typing of the Dead: Overkill has launched, and is now on sale for $9.99 through Halloween.
We're rapidly approaching the witching hour, the day of the year set aside to celebrate scary things. You know, things like ghosts, and goblins, and vampires, and typing. To that end, Sega has released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, a revival of the classic franchise about killing the undead by showing basic keyboard proficiency.
The typing-zombie-murder hybrid is $9.99 on Steam right now, a 50% discount from its standard price. That price is only available through Halloween. It also includes a "full and faithful" port of the PS3 House of the Dead, and two-player co-op to come as DLC sometime in the future.
For those unfamiliar, The Typing of the Dead is basically an on-rails zombie shooter, except your bullets are words. Type them accurately to shoot zombies, type them inaccurately to get your brains eaten. Simple in concept, dazzling in execution.
Steve Watts' youthful memories are are a blur of pixels, princesses, castles, and Mega Busters. After writing about games as a pastime for years, he got his first shot at a paid gig at 1UP. He's freelanced for several sites since then, and found a friendly home at Shacknews. His editorial duties include news, reviews, features, and lunatic ravings. He lives in the Baltimore-Washington area with his shockingly understanding wife.
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