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Touch the Dead changes name, sharpens up

Touch the Dead seems to have gotten an upgrade along with its new name ... and speaking of that, we appreciate the need to work in a 'DS' subtitle or some clever witticism about touching, but really, Dead 'n' Furious seemed a more appetizing name. We're not sure we want to touch any of these guys, and it doesn't exactly look fun when they touch you.

But what's in a name, really? It's what's in a video that matters, and we've got one after the jump, showing off the new look of Touch the (really angry) Dead, and it's step up from where it was before. We'd like to see the main character in this -- as one of our commenters aptly noted, last go-round he looked a little big like a refugee from a Lego game. Originally, this game was to be published by Virgin Play (according to the Dead 'n' Furious website, which is still there), but IGN is reporting that it's Eidos that's picked up the title. Touch the Dead is now scheduled for a release in May, so what you see in the video is likely to be what you get in this shooter. Frankly, we think it looks a little better than we expected, since we've seen it since a rough beginning, and the style is intriguing if nothing else. Light gun without the gun? We'll try anything once.

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1. This game is pretty fun and actual challenging because you have to reload quickly and you do not reload by a push of a button but moving the ammo clip to the gun. Also, I prefer the Euro name, Dead N Furious...

Posted at 5:57PM on Apr 17th 2007 by Ken Seang

2. i liked "touch the dead", kind of added a bit of humor to it

Posted at 9:23PM on Apr 17th 2007 by moosey

3. on the contrary i thought this game was a piece of cake. you start with 15 "lives" (how many times you can get hit) but i finished it with 50-something lives because of the various life upgrades you get from boxes and after each stage. once you get the shotgun the challenge level goes down a lot... but before that it is somewhat difficult

Posted at 10:34PM on Apr 17th 2007 by mastertard

4. Of course with RE games fans like to challenge themselves such as knife only and pistol only so they should be covered.

Posted at 10:49PM on Apr 17th 2007 by hvnlysoldr

5. "Touch the Dead changes name..."

So, um... What's the new name?

Posted at 12:47AM on Apr 18th 2007 by BPM

6. Sort of looks like Doom with tap-fire input like I've seen on a few PDA games before. Not thrilled with that, but it's a convenient vehicle for one of my favorite game subjects.

If the graphics are atmospheric (zombie flick-esque, like maybe the stark bright mall of classic Dawn of the Dead, or the grunge of other such films) and there's sufficient variety of locales and critters to blast, I might be up for it.

Posted at 12:05PM on Apr 18th 2007 by pixelator

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