Typing of the Dead: Overkill DLC confirmed, no custom dictionaries

Shortly after Typing of the Dead: Overkill released on Steam, some users found a database entry listing three upcoming DLC dictionary additions to the game, which were named Shakespeare, Football Manager and Profanity. We talked with Ollie Clarke, the game’s project lead and founder of Modern Dream, and he confirmed that indeed the DLC is coming.

“There is more stuff coming, and it is hilarious,” Clarke said. “Working on this game, I never appreciated how beautiful language is. You look at Shakespeare, and it’s a harder level of language to type, but it’s very beautiful at the same time.

“But what you can do is actually mix dictionaries, so if you switch on the Profane dictionary at the same time, you get some very interesting combinations of profane language and Shakespeare,” he said. “We were crying in laughter when we turned it on. ”

Love all, trust a few b*tches, do wrong to none. – Bill Shakespeare

This is something that surprised me as I never considered the possibilities of adding multiple dictionaries simultaneously, but like Clarke said, it should make for some incredibly hilarious moments in the game.

Clarke also confirmed there will be no custom dictionaries that would allow user to enter their own words and phrases and use them in the game or share them with friends.

“That is something we did look at but not something we put it in there,” he said. “Mainly because you could have someone putting something in there that would be particularly unpleasant. You want people to have fun, but at the same time, you have to be responsible with what you’re doing. We made the responsible decision there.”

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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