In the game, players take on the role of government agents "G" and "Lisa Rogan" as they search for a team of agents who vanished while infiltrating a mysterious genetic research facility that has become overrun with the undead. A series of branching paths allow gamers to experience the game at their own pace, making critical choices about which areas to investigate
"With intense comic-book style action, an over-the-top plot and enough
action to satisfy the most hardcore gamer, 'The House of the Dead III' is the ultimate adults-only Halloween party game," said Mike Fischer, vice president entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA has also recently announced a deal with Mindfire Entertainment to
create a movie based on the "The House of the Dead" franchise. The film recently wrapped production and will hit theaters in 2003. A preview trailer for "The House of the Dead" movie is featured on the game disc.
"The House of the Dead III" can be played with the standard Xbox controller, using a revamped first-person-style user interface. It is also the first Xbox game to support a light gun peripheral. The first light gun on the market will be the "Mad Catz Blaster" from Mad Catz Interactive.
"The House of the Dead III" is rated "M" for Mature and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $49.99.