House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

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The following weapons are seen in the video game House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn.

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn
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House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn (2018)
Release Date: 13 September 2018 (Japan)
Developer: SEGA Interactive R&D#1
Publisher: SEGA Interactive
Series: The House of the Dead
Platforms: Arcade
Genre: Light gun shooter



Despite named differently from previous game, The "House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn" is a actual fifth installment of main series entry in The House of the Dead Series, and developed by the same SEGA R&D1 team.

The basic "Shoot the Zombies (They officially called as a "Creature") before attack you" system is the same, But "Scarlet Dawn" added a 2 new elements, "Game Mode Select" and "Item Select", The game mode is divided into NORMAL or MASTER (For the latter case, the enemy's overall health and quantity is overwhelmingly increased), the player can uses 2 optional items (Most of are weapons, but Life-recoverly item and Shield item is also selectable) in both mode (Although, in the Japanese version of NORMAL mode, the player must use the Aime ID card)

Item Select screen from Japanese official site.

Submachine Gun and Machine Gun

Heckler & Koch MP7A1

AMS agents Ryan Taylor (a younger brother of James Taylor) and Kate Green mainly uses Heckler & Koch MP7A1 fitted with aftermarket iron sights and vertical foregrip. It called "Machine Gun" and hold 30 rounds in the (Presumably) 20-round magazine.
The player also can uses more powerful and reload-less variants, Called "Machine Gun +" and "Machine Gun EX".
MP7 is also appear as the game's gun controller, Its equipped with 2 item selector switch (Both foregrip and fire selector respectively), the player also can feel a current weapons firing and reload by the built-in feedback function and speaker.

Heckler & Koch MP7A1 with factory 20-round magazine and rifle sights flipped up - 4.6x30mm
AMS Agent Ryan Taylor hold his modified MP7A1.
AMS Agent Kate Green hold with her modified MP7A1.
Game description from official website. MP7's bullet, controller's item selector are shown.

Handheld M134 Minigun

The Handheld M134 Minigun appear as "Gatling Gun".

Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force. - (fake) 7.62x51mm NATO


Smith & Wesson Model 500

The 8.75" Barrel Smith & Wesson Model 500 appear as "MGM700".

Smith & Wesson Model 500 (8.75" Barrel) - .500 S&W Magnum

Fictional Laser Gun

The fictional semi-auto laser gun appear as simply "Laser Gun". Although it some visual similarity from Star Wars: The Original Trilogy's "BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol".

Prop of the BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol from the Star Wars franchise. This particular prop is from The Empire Strikes Back.

Fictional "Heatray" Laser Gun

The another fictional semi-auto laser gun appear as "Heatray". It has a unique "always hits enemy's weak points" feature.


Remington 870 MCS Masterkey

The Remington 870 MCS Masterkey appear as "Shotgun" and more powerful variant "Shotgun +". Both firing semi-auto.

Remington 870 MCS Masterkey - 12 gauge
Protagonists firing 870 MCS Masterkey to hordes of "Murrer" creatures.


Milkor Mark 14

The Milkor Mark 14 (A special variant of the Milkor MGL Mk 1L, developed for the USSOCOM) without stock appear as "Grenade Launcher".

Milkor Mark 14 in desert tan finish fitted with Vltor MOD stock and Armson OEG reflex sight - 40x46mm
Protagonists firing MGL Mk 1L to hordes of creatures.

Carl Gustav M3

The Carl Gustav M3 appear as "Rocket Launcher". It have built-in crosshair, which is a reference to actual M3.

Carl Gustav M3 - 84x246mm R


The RPG-7 appear as "Rocket Launcher EX", uses only to destroy the thick armor of the "Chariot" enemy.

RPG-7 - 40mm

Fictional "Incendiary Gun"

The fictional semi-auto flamethrower appear as simply "Incendiary Gun" ("火炎弾銃" (Flame Bullet Gun) in the Japanese), It fires small fire ball and cause to small explosion.
During the location test, this weapon is actually called as "Flamethrower" with Fictional M240 Flamethrower from the film Aliens as a weapon icon.

M240 Flamethrower
Item Select screen from location test version.

Fictional "Fire Extinguisher Gun"

The fictional semi-auto fire extinguisher gun is appeared, uses only to extinguishing the fire caused from "Hangedman" enemy. It hold 4 rounds of rocket filled with water.

Fictional "Energy Cannon"

The fictional energy-based cannon appear as "Energy Cannon". It has a unique "The less the player's life, the damage is more greater" feature.

Fictional "Shock Wave Cannon"

The fictional semi-auto compressed air cannon appear as "SW (Shock Wave) Cannon". It much like a "Thundergun" from Call of Duty franchise's Black Ops series.


M67 hand grenade

The M67 hand grenade with some M26 hand grenade design is appear as "Hand Grenade". Unlike from previous games grenade, In-game M67 is incorrectly act as impact grenade.

M67 fragmentation grenade
M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Ryan throws M67 to hordes of creatures. Note at detached safety pin.

See Also

Main series The House of the Dead  •  The House of the Dead 2  •  The House of the Dead III  •  The House of the Dead 4 / The House of the Dead 4 Special  •  House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn
Spin-off series The House of the Dead: Overkill / The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut / The Typing of the Dead: Overkill
Films House of the Dead (2003)

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