Empire Interactive Readies the Keyboard for a Fast and Furious Typing Adventure Through the Typing of the Dead!

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Empire Interactive

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Take one
 of the most entertaining light-gun games of all time; House of the Dead 2,
 swap the light-gun for a standard PC keyboard, and start typing! The Typing of
 the Dead is an addictive fast action typing game that will keep your fingers
 surprisingly locked in typing position for hours! The Typing of the Dead,
 developed by Sega Corporation, is the latest PC release from Empire
 Interactive that will spark keyboards in motion across North America this
 summer.
     In The Typing of the Dead gamers adventure through the story of House of
 the Dead 2, but instead of firing a light-gun to defeat evil creatures gamers
 type words and phrases displayed onscreen in a large box in front of each
 creature. As each letter is typed, it will disappear from the box leaving only
 the un-typed letters. Make a mistake and the next letter will remain until you
 hit the correct key. The faster and more accurate you type, the faster you'll
 defeat the zombies and the higher you're score will be. If you're not fast
 enough, the zombie gets close enough to take a bite out of you, lowering your
 health one bite at a time.
     All the gameplay modes from House of the Dead 2 are retained; including
 its story based "Arcade Mode." An "Original Mode" is available, where players
 obtain bonus items dependent on typing accuracy and performance. The Typing of
 the Dead offers a "Tutorial Mode" which demonstrates speed and accuracy tests
 to perfect individual typing skills. The game features a "Boss and Drill
 Mode"; whereas in the "Drill Mode" typists are tested through a series of
 typing-dexterity drills that range from typing through a set number of
 zombies, a "no mistakes mode," and an accuracy mode. The "Boss Mode" forces
 the typist to challenge a powerful "Boss Character" while being chased through
 unique levels. The faster you type the faster you'll outrun and eventually
 defeat the Boss. At the end of each level or if you've been defeated by a
 killer zombie, a typing rating will appear that details both strengths and
 weaknesses in full detail.
     The Typing of the Dead has an exhaustive word list, which includes short
 words, long words, complex words, slogans funny phrases, and a question and
 answer word list where gamers are asked questions and must type the right
 answer or suffer a thrashing from a zombie. The Typing of the Dead is one of
 the most innovative games to date where gamers young and old can enjoy the
 rush of defeating evil zombies while improving their typing skills.
 
     Key Features
 
     -- 5 Gameplay Modes that include Original, Boss, Arcade, Tutorial and
        Drill
     -- All 6 Chapters from the Arcade Mode are available
     -- Based on the best-selling House of the Dead Series
     -- Full touch-typing tutorial included
     -- New "Original Mode" previously unavailable in the arcade version
     -- 5 difficulty settings available for each mode
     -- Detailed option menu, for vocabulary, sound and visual modifications
     -- Interactive high-score table
 
     The Typing of the Dead will be available on store shelves in North America
 in June 2001.
     Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment
 software that has been established for 13 years. The company floated on the
 Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000.
 Headquartered in the U.K., Empire also has offices in the U.S., Germany, Italy
 & Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for the
 Sony Playstation(R), Sony Playstation(R) 2 and multimedia PC markets in the
 U.S., Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive's products
 can be found at: www.empireinteractive.com.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Take one
 of the most entertaining light-gun games of all time; House of the Dead 2,
 swap the light-gun for a standard PC keyboard, and start typing! The Typing of
 the Dead is an addictive fast action typing game that will keep your fingers
 surprisingly locked in typing position for hours! The Typing of the Dead,
 developed by Sega Corporation, is the latest PC release from Empire
 Interactive that will spark keyboards in motion across North America this
 summer.
     In The Typing of the Dead gamers adventure through the story of House of
 the Dead 2, but instead of firing a light-gun to defeat evil creatures gamers
 type words and phrases displayed onscreen in a large box in front of each
 creature. As each letter is typed, it will disappear from the box leaving only
 the un-typed letters. Make a mistake and the next letter will remain until you
 hit the correct key. The faster and more accurate you type, the faster you'll
 defeat the zombies and the higher you're score will be. If you're not fast
 enough, the zombie gets close enough to take a bite out of you, lowering your
 health one bite at a time.
     All the gameplay modes from House of the Dead 2 are retained; including
 its story based "Arcade Mode." An "Original Mode" is available, where players
 obtain bonus items dependent on typing accuracy and performance. The Typing of
 the Dead offers a "Tutorial Mode" which demonstrates speed and accuracy tests
 to perfect individual typing skills. The game features a "Boss and Drill
 Mode"; whereas in the "Drill Mode" typists are tested through a series of
 typing-dexterity drills that range from typing through a set number of
 zombies, a "no mistakes mode," and an accuracy mode. The "Boss Mode" forces
 the typist to challenge a powerful "Boss Character" while being chased through
 unique levels. The faster you type the faster you'll outrun and eventually
 defeat the Boss. At the end of each level or if you've been defeated by a
 killer zombie, a typing rating will appear that details both strengths and
 weaknesses in full detail.
     The Typing of the Dead has an exhaustive word list, which includes short
 words, long words, complex words, slogans funny phrases, and a question and
 answer word list where gamers are asked questions and must type the right
 answer or suffer a thrashing from a zombie. The Typing of the Dead is one of
 the most innovative games to date where gamers young and old can enjoy the
 rush of defeating evil zombies while improving their typing skills.
 
     Key Features
 
     -- 5 Gameplay Modes that include Original, Boss, Arcade, Tutorial and
        Drill
     -- All 6 Chapters from the Arcade Mode are available
     -- Based on the best-selling House of the Dead Series
     -- Full touch-typing tutorial included
     -- New "Original Mode" previously unavailable in the arcade version
     -- 5 difficulty settings available for each mode
     -- Detailed option menu, for vocabulary, sound and visual modifications
     -- Interactive high-score table
 
     The Typing of the Dead will be available on store shelves in North America
 in June 2001.
     Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment
 software that has been established for 13 years. The company floated on the
 Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000.
 Headquartered in the U.K., Empire also has offices in the U.S., Germany, Italy
 & Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for the
 Sony Playstation(R), Sony Playstation(R) 2 and multimedia PC markets in the
 U.S., Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive's products
 can be found at: www.empireinteractive.com.
 
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