Sega has released new downloadable content (DLC) for the long-awaited PC port of The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, which holds the works of Shakespeare. For €2.49, you’ll now be able to train your muscle memory to write in ways you never thought possible.
Phrases in the DLC utter such things as “Seek the beauteous eye of heaven” and “Thou shalt not escape calumny.” That’s bound to make the game a bit trickier.
In The Typing of the Dead, players partake in an arcade first-person shooter with a difference. Instead of shooting bullets, oncoming hordes of zombies need to be killed by completing the words or phrases attached to enemies.
Gameplay uses a set of random words, so that no one playthrough is ever the same. Aside from words, some enemies may appear that require a loose sequence of letters to be pressed.
To much hilarity, the game uses the grindhouse movie trope to bind the story together with ridiculous, over-the-top scenes of stereotypical characters, trying to survive the swarms.
In the original Dreamcast release, the cutscenes would even involve their characters to be mounted with keyboards on their torso, for continuity purposes. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in the PC version.
Along with the DLC release, The Typing of the Dead gets a large update that adds the multiplayer mode of the original. You’ll now be able to type along with your buddy in cooperative mode.