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!