House of the Dead III ReleasedSEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of “The House of the Dead™ III” exclusively for the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft®. “The House of the Dead III” delivers a monster movie-inspired storyline and tons of non-stop over-the-top zombie blasting action. 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 next. “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 theatres 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.