House of the Dead Collectors Edition: PAL only?

Sega of Europe announced the House of the Dead: OVERKILL collectors edition, including a cool “Frank Millar-esque” graphic novel titled “Prelude to Overkill.”  The collectors edition exclusive comic may be exclusive to Europe: the press release specifically says “for PAL territories.”  No word yet if we’ll see this bundle state-side, but expect it to be a pre-order item if we do.  Prelude to Overkill promises to tell the stories of Issac Washington and Varla Guns on the night preceding the events of the game.  Hit the jump for a full press release, a preview of the comic, and shots of the collector’s set.

LONDON (20th November, 2008) ”“ SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the red hot Collector’s Edition for The House of the Dead: OVERKILLâ„¢ for release in PAL territories. This premium edition of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL arrives encased in an exclusive collector’s slipcase and is accompanied by an exclusive graphic novel. It will only be available through selected retailers as a pre-order bonus.

“Prelude to an OVERKILL” tells the fateful stories of Agent Washington and Varla Gunns, on the night before the violent and shocking events of the game. Illustrated by Steve Copter, of dissident punk band ”˜Black Mekon’ (, this specially-commissioned comic is only available in The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Collector’s Edition.

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL puts players in the shoes of Special Agent G and Detective Washington. Whilst mowing down waves of infected blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive Bayou City, gamers uncover the horrific truth behind the origins of the House of the Dead.

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL will be released in February 2009, exclusively for the Nintendo Wiiâ„¢