Sega’s House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn Headed To All Dave & Busters Locations This Fall

arcadehero July 9, 2018 6
Sega’s House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn Headed To All Dave & Busters Locations This Fall

(Thanks to everyone who sent this in)

We know that Sega’s next installment of their popular House Of The Dead series is bound for arcades all over the world this year but exactly ‘when’ and ‘where’ have been burning questions for many fans. Now you can rest easy as a thread on the Dave & Busters Reddit has a little bit of information on when you can expect to come across the game.

According to Kevin Bachus of D&B, they have purchased House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn units for all of their locations, with the intention of seeing the games in operation in time for Halloween season. These are NOT location test units but will be the final production models; Kevin also calls it the “best of the series by far.”

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn

I reached out to Sega Amusements about this and confirmed the news with additional information/clarification that 1) Sega is filling orders on a “first come, first serve” basis and D&B has filled that. Orders are not closed so that other interested chains can still get the game in this year, just that you have to wait in line (no information was given on how long that line is but with all D&B locations getting the game, you’re looking at around 122 units to start). 2) They are still aiming to have these ship by the end of September/beginning of October; Transformers Shadows Rising still looking like it will be shipping the end of this month (for anyone curious about that).

UPDATE: For those who are curious as to how the game has been testing in Japan (I’ve yet to hear about a test out West yet however, I do know that units are in Sega’s possession in the UK), The Website Of The Dead has this list of compiled details/impressions on the game from recent testing.

So there you have it – House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn for Halloween. We’ll certainly be paying attention to any additional news that comes along for this game!



  1. WMFCIkaruga July 9, 2018 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    My #1 arcade game that I want to play this year. Glad to hear it’s coming out in time for Halloween!

  2. Toby July 10, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Awesome. Hopefully the “first come, first served” idea builds traction and encourages people to buy due to limited supply.

    Definitely a must have, players have been putting out decent reviews, which I trust much more than company blurb. HoTd 4 has been killing it in our location. Roll on 5!

  3. datdude July 10, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Super hyped! This means I actually have a chance to check the game out during fall/winter, we’ve got a few DnBs clustered around my relative area.

    Gonna have a lot of fun w/ this one, hopefully Sega World Drivers Championship gets picked up for DnB locations in the future too.

  4. Danthrax July 11, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Thanks for the update. Gonna have to head out to Dave & Buster’s this October.

  5. Da Flex July 11, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I miss the old school blood and gore. It’s a family shooting game now.

  6. Jdevy July 11, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I have a feeling SEGA was trying to get this on US shores, especially with Kevin working with them to get it out west. This might be the reason for the blood/gore being limited to the enemies’ cosmetics/maggots, and civilians deaths being just a push or a non bloody bite/slash from an enemy.I wonder, if the AAMA ratings thing will still stick along, Will they label this as Life Like Violence Mild?

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