Publisher Sega is unleashing walking corpses upon the world once more and is giving you only one weapon to fight them off: your keyboard.
The Typing of the Dead: Overkill is available now on Steam for $20. Sega has it temporarily discounted to $10. It has players typing out words and phrases to put down oncoming enemy zombies. It is a modification of first-person rail shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill that Sega released for Wii in 2009 and PlayStation 3 in 2011. Instead of pointing a controller gun at the screen and pulling a trigger, players will need to line up their fingers on a keyboard and type in things like “phantom ballplayer” and “ample buxom.”
The game randomizes the words so that it’s always a fresh experience. It has three skill levels to adequately challenge beginners and professional game journalists who can type upwards of 100 words per minute. I’m just saying that you should stick with me in the event of a zombie apocalypse where the undead are only vulnerable to quick and accurate typing.
Sega will also release an update that will bring two-player co-op to The Typing of the Dead: Overkill in the weeks following its release.
The Typing of the Dead: Overkill is a sequel to The Typing of the Dead, which Sega first debuted in arcades in 1999 before porting it to PC and Dreamcast in 2000. Like the latest game, that original title was a variation of Sega’s popular House of the Dead light-gun shooter.