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The House of the Dead 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Distributor:
Arcade
Deith Leisure (UK)[1]
System(s): Sega NAOMI, Sega Dreamcast, Windows PC
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Gun, Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1998-11-20 ¥?  ?
Arcade
JP (playable demo)
1998-09[2] ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1999-01 $?  ?
Arcade
EU
1998 £?  ?


Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0007
Sega Dreamcast
JP (Gun Set)
¥7,800 HDR-0011
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.95[3] 51002
Sega Dreamcast
US (Sega All Stars)
$? ?
Sega Dreamcast
EU (Gun Set)
€59.99[5][6] ? ?
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99[6] MK-51002-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F MK-51002-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? MK-51002-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8.990[7]Ptas MK-51002-50
Sega Dreamcast
BR
R$R? 197066



Windows PC
JP
¥7,800 (8,190) HCJ-0302
Windows PC
US
$? ?
Windows PC
UK
£? EI-1268
Windows PC
FR
?F EI-1268
Windows PC
DE
DM ? EI-1268
Windows PC
ES
?Ptas EI-1268
Windows PC
UK (Fair Game)
£? ?
Windows PC
UK (GrabIt)
£? ?
Windows PC
UK (Xplosiv)
£? EI-1268
Windows PC
KR
₩? ?



The House of the Dead 2 (ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド 2) is the direct sequel to The House of the Dead. It was released for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware before being ported to the Sega Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows. It was also included as an unlockable in its sequel, The House of the Dead 3, and has been included along with its sequel in The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return.

Production credits

Arcade version

Dreamcast version

Source: In-game credits

ADX
Copyright © 1996, 1998 CRI
Presented by: Sega
©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1998, 1999

Source: Other credits
Production
  • Localization Producer: Osamu Shibamiya
  • Lead Tester: Howard Gipson
  • Assistant Lead Tester: Dennis Lee
  • Testers: Arnold Feener, Michael Dobbins, Shang-Ju Chen, Scott Etkin, Roddy McNevin, Gabrielle Brown, Karen Brown, Paulita Escalona, Jeff Sideno, Beejey Enriquez, Steven Peck
Marketing
  • Product Manager: Andrew Stein, Stacey Kerr
  • Senior Coordinator: Undyne Stafford
Manual
  • Writer/Editor/Translator: Luke Valentine
  • Writer: Fumiaki Tomura
  • DTP Operator: Makoto Nishino
  • Designer: Naohiko Iida
  • Supervisor: Kaoru Ichigozaki
Special Thanks
  • Peter Moore, Heather Kashner, Martha Hill, Dereck Schulman, Kathleen Joyce, Teri A. Higgins, Charles Bellfield, Sega Online, Sandra Castagnola, Sheri Hockaday, Jason Kuo, Jin Shimazaki, Shinobu Shindo, The Wookies, Kurt Busch, Mike Lopez

PC version

Source: In-game credits
Source: Other credits
Empire Interactive (UK)
  • Producer: Iain Riches
  • QA Manager: David Cleaveley
  • Assistant QA Manager: Ste Chainey
  • Lead Tester: Mark Klocek
  • Testers: Rich Naughten, Darren T. Bennett, Carlo Bush, Chris Matlub, Gareth West, Christopher Giggins
  • Production: Anthony J. Bond Jr.
  • Marketing: Simon Orams
  • Design and Artwork: Philip Goldfinch, Paul Flewitt, Jamie Young, Stephen Brennan, Jayshree Mistry

Magazine articles

Main article: The House of the Dead 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #124: "November 1999" (1999-10-05)
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Arcade print advert in
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #4: "1998-04 (1998-12-11)" (1998-11-27)
</div>
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Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #18: "1999-11 extra (1999-04-02ex)" (1999-03-19)
</div>

PressRelease 2000-10-20 EmpireInteractive tHotD2.pdf

PDF

Artwork

Physical scans

NAOMI version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №4, p138[8]
Arcade
60
Based on
1 review

NAOMI, World (upright)
HotD2 NAOMI Manual Upright.pdf
Manual
NAOMI, World (deluxe)
HotD2 NAOMI Manual Deluxe.pdf
Manual


Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №7, p114[9]
60 №13, p98[10]
96 №88, p90-93
92 №94, p108/109
80 №216, p108/109[5]
80 №1, p24-26[11]
80 №1, p74-77[12]
90 №, p33Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf[13]
91 №1, p70-72[6]
№34, p56-58[14]
70 №71, p81[15]
83 №537, p35
78 №82, p82/83
80 №1, p106/107[16]
82 №1999-06, p46[17]
87
85
88 №102, p80-83[18]
90 №1, p41[7]
88
Sega Dreamcast
83
Based on
19 reviews

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, US
(Sega All Stars)
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Cover
Dreamcast, EU
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Cover
THotD2 DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, JP (Gun Set)
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Cover
Dreamcast, BR
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Cover
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Disc

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №111, p94
Windows PC
83
Based on
1 review

PC, US
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Cover
PC, EU
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Cover
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Disc
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Jewel Case
PC, EU (DVD)
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Cover
PC, JP
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Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
THotD2 PC EU Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, UK (Xplosiv) (Alt)
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Cover
PC, UK (GrabIt)
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Cover
PC, UK (Fair Game)
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Cover
PC, FR/NL (Sega Classics)

PC, ES/IT
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Cover
PC, ES (FX)
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Cover
PC, PT (Top Games)

PC, PL

PC, KR
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Cover
PC, KR (alt)

Technical information

In the Dreamcast version, the second level renders up to 2.2 million polygons per second, about 36,000 to 37,000 polygons per scene at 60 FPS. The Player 1 character consists of about 3300 to 3400 polygons in the Dreamcast version.

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast, PC

References

The House of the Dead series of games
Arcade
The House of the Dead (1996) | The House of the Dead 2 (1998) | The House of the Dead III (2003) | The House of the Dead 4 (2005)
Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Typing of the Dead (1999) | Ai Sareruyori Ai Shitai: The House of the Dead EX (2008) | Darts of the Dead (2018)
Sega Saturn
The House of the Dead (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The Typing of the Dead (2000)
Windows PC
The House of the Dead (1998) | The Typing of the Dead (2000) | The House of the Dead 2 (2001) | The Typing of the Dead 2003 (2005) | The Typing of the Dead 2004 (2003) | The House of the Dead III (2004) | The Typing of the Dead Typing Lariat (2006) | The Typing of the Dead 2 (2007) | The Typing of the Dead Featuring Rakuten Minna no Shushoku Katsudou Nikki (2010) | The Typing of the Dead EX (2012) |The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (2013)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
The Pinball of the Dead (2002)
Xbox
The House of the Dead III (2003)
Sony PlayStation 2
The Typing of the Dead: Zombie Panic (2004)
Nintendo DS
Zombie Shiki - Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead (2008)
Nintendo Wii
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (2008) | The House of the Dead: Overkill (2009)
Sony PlayStation 3
The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut (2011)
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
The House of the Dead III (2012) | The House of the Dead 4 (2012) | The House of the Dead Bundle Pack (2012)
iOS
Zombie Utsu: Flick of the Dead (2012) | The House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels (2013)
The House of the Dead related media
Music
The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Zombie Revenge (1999) | The House of the Dead 4 Original Sound Tracks (2005)
Book
The House of the Dead Official Guide (1998) | The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho (1998) | The House of the Dead 2 G's File (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Perfect Guide (1999) | Zombie Revenge Perfect Guide (1999) | The House of the Dead 2 Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: The House of the Dead 2 (1999) | Prelude to an Overkill (2009)
Film
House of the Dead (2003) | House of the Dead II (2005)