Typing away the dead with words ... again


For anyone who suffered through an old-school typing class, Typing of the Dead was a brilliantly subversive game combining the horror of learning to type with a House of the Dead shooter. There's nothing quite like the first time you play the game and think to yourself that this is the most magnificent piece of edutainment since Number Munchers (please tell us kids still play Number Munchers in school). Anyway, a few days ago Sega announced plans for Typing of the Dead 2 and we couldn't be happier.

According to SegaNerds Typing of the Dead 2 will use the House of the Dead 3 engine. The game will have multiple endings and the difficulty will change based on the player's typing skill. The game will release in Japan this July, but there is no word yet on a North American release. Come on Sega, give the children a game that teaches them how to type in the most violently entertaining way possible. Plus, it would be so cool to kill a boss with a word like antidisestablishmentarianism.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.