House of the Dead: Overkill trailer introduces the explosive lightweight portable crossbow

As any good zombie hunter knows, the Crossbow is the ideal weapon to use against zombies. It punches a hole straight into the brain, the ammunition is reusable, and, most importantly, it’s quiet. Very quiet. Shoot a gun and every walker between here and Atlanta will start shambling towards you – but the twang of a crossbow bolt is quiet enough to let you take down the undead like a pro. That is, unless you strap an explosive to the bolt, as is the case in this new trailer for the PS3 version of House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut. But, heck, we’re not complaining. Bring on the boom!

Blowing up does have its advantages, though. Even though it removes the stealth option, it turns a simple crossbow into a screen-clearing attack. As the video shows, shooting an explosive bolt into a shambling zombie will cause a nice boom that is big enough to take down any enemies, around, no matter how big they are. Well, to a point. Some of the bosses in Overkill are absolutely massive, and we have a feeling it’s going to take more than a stick with a grenade stuck to it to take them down.

Oct 17, 2011

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