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Shakespeare classes up Typing of the Dead

Well, as much as the Bard’s words can class up a game about blasting zombies through typing can anyway.

I think this counts as one of the odder crossovers in the entertainment world, don’t you? The immortal bard, famed playwright (or… is he?) William Shakespeare and his classic works have come crashing headlong into the world of Sega’s type-to-kill zombie ‘shooter’ Typing of the Dead: Overkill.

Weird? Yes. Fun? Looks like.

If you know TotD, then you know what to expect here- you type the words and phrases that appear in front of or above the undead as they come stomping towards you. Type the text correctly and you’ve got one (re)dead corpse, don’t and you’ll take damage. The keyboard basically takes the place of the usual light gun in the series and makes for some fun and harried moments as you try to squeeze out ‘Queen of the Fairies’ to put some lead into a zed. I imagine that the stuff that Sega has injected into the demented world of Typing of the Dead from Shakespeare’s catalog will illicit a grin or two, and this is just the first in a series.

Shakespeare of the Dead is the first so-called ‘lexicon pack’ for the game that’ll be hitting over the next few months. Further add-ons have yet to be announced by the publisher, but lets hope they’re all as oddball as the first. Shakespeare of the Dead is available now to add to your PC copy of Typing of the Dead: Overkill, it’ll cost you $2.99 USD.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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