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Sega Resurrects Typing of the Dead

Typing twist on House of the Dead is now powered by words of the jobless.


Sega is reviving its Typing of the Dead typing tutor program for a new tie-up with Rakuten's job placement assistance site Minna no Shuushoku Katsudou Nikki.

A new version of Typing of the Dead will see PC release tomorrow (10/7) at the low price of ¥2,300. While it looks basically like the original Typing of the Dead, the twist comes in the word selection. Sega surveyed Minna no Shuushoku Katsudou Nikki members to collect 3,000 words related to job hunting and job placement. These words are used to fend off zombies in four mini games featured in the game's "Job Hunting Mode."

Typing of the Dead was originally released for arcades in 1999, with PC and console versions following the year after. The game is basically just Sega's House of the Dead light gun game, but instead of blasting at the zombies you type out phrases that appear in front of them.

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