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So Steam is having a Halloween sale at the moment. I’m sure we’re all surprised by this completely unexpected bonanza, whatever, moving on.

Hidden in the list of discounted horror titles is a gem that SEGA snuck in on the sly, following their tried-and-tested PR strategy of not advertising their best titles at all and putting all the marketing budget into the Sonic pit. I’m talking, of course, about their newly released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, in which you kill zombies with switchblades, rail guns and UNICORNS.

Or rather, by spelling these words correctly at appropriately-timed intervals. Based on the mechanics from the original Typing of the Dead (which features the most hilariously bad voice acting I’ve ever experienced in a video game), the Overkill edition is essentially a port of the PS3 version of the grindhouse love letter, The House of the Dead: Overkill. With typing.

Featuring exaggerated B-movie clichés, randomised kill-words/phrases (including such classics as “ample buxom”, “may I eat you” and “is it too late to shake hands”), four difficulty levels, full Steam integration, a choice between the typing mode or the original shooting mode and upcoming free DLC  to add co-op multiplayer, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill is basically The Best Game.

You can pick it up on Steam with a 50% discount at $9.99 until later today. Fair warning, the Steam download is 7GB. Check out the gallery below. Thank me later, SEGA.