House of the Dead officially confirmed for Wii [update 1]

We told you about a rumor that started with a thread at NeoGAF and a Gamefly listing, one that involved light gun shooting and zombies. And no, this rumor wasn't about Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, but rather the classic arcade game that started it all, House of the Dead.

When rumors like this turn out to be false, it's somewhat devastating. We're too fragile to have our emotions played with in such an insensitive manner. Fortunately, in this case, the rumor is true, confirmed, verified, and ... well, all you need to know is that it's happening, folks.

Not only did Joystiq confirm this rumor with Sega, but the company released an official announcement about House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return, which will combine the two arcade games. We only wish we were getting the original House of the Dead with it, but we're still pleased to hear that we'll be shooting more zombies in the spring.

[Via press release]

Update: Gallery of some game screens added for your viewing pleasure!

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.