If you've sampled even a minute of Sega's grotesque and by all means fantastic House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii, than you know just how vile and ridiculously filthy the game is. We figured the game was overflowing with vulgarity, but who knew it was superlative vulgarity? The guys and gals at the increasingly suspicious Guiness World Book of Records seem to think so, as they've pegged the game with the most swear words ever. The f-bombs flow like water and almost without fail, over 189 times by the record-keepers count.
So what does developer Headstrong Games' own writer Jonathan Burroughs think of hiss dubious accomplishment? Like any proud papa, he's positively beaming:
"It is a dubious honour to receive such an accolade working in an industry where so often the fruits of your labours are derided and dismissed for being puerile or irresponsible, but in the case of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL a little puerility was the order of business. Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was Headstrong Games' objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it."
The 'award' has existed for cataloging naughty films and other media, but is a first for the videogame sector. It's a good thing the action-packed lightgun adventure has the chops to back up the knocks, as comedy certainly works in this series favor. Congratulations to Sega and Headstrong Games on a job well f@&%$%# done!