We confirmed a large number of creatures appearing in a house. Your mission this time is to rush to the place and annihilate the creatures.Tokyo Joypolis official website (English)[[src]]
House of the Dead-Scarlet Dawn-THE ATTRACTION (ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド ～スカーレット・ドーン～ THE ATTRACTION, Hausu Obu za deddo 〜 sukāretto dōn 〜 THE ATTRACTION) is a horror-themed shooting attraction produced and released by Sega. It is a spin-off to House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn, and recycles levels, enemies, and cutscenes.
THE ATTRACTION was announced in March 2020 as an exclusive ride at the Joypolis arcade in Yokohama, Japan; its release was delayed to June 13 after Joypolis closed during the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic.
THE ATTRACTION is a theater-type ride with seat vibration, air effects, a surround sound system, and "ultra-large" LED displays. Up to 12 players may simultaneously compete for score, shooting creatures and ultimately "a big boss". The experience is approximately 10 minutes long.
According to Japanese players on Twitter, THE ATTRACTION has no new story elements in the matter of The House of the Dead 4 Special; instead, it is a repackaging of the Scarecrow Manor (prologue) and Annex levels from the original Scarlet Dawn, with Chariot serving as the end boss.
On January 22nd, 2020, Joypolis announced on Twitter that their House of the Dead 4 Special cabinet would be closing on February 2nd. Its replacement, House of the Dead-Scarlet Dawn-THE ATTRACTION, was revealed just over two weeks later with a release date of March 19, 2020. The release was pushed back to the following day due to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic, with Joypolis originally set to reopen March 31st. However, it was closed for three months before reopening in June 12.
Snacks themed after the attraction were offered to riders for a limited time. The giveaway ended on June 18. A second giveaway with stickers of Jolypolis' mascots with a zombie ran from October 17 - 31, 2020.
As of June 13th, 2020, THE ATTRACTION was officially opened to the public. In-game screenshots depict creatures in what appears to be an area of Scarlet Dawn's first level. There are also four different-colored flames, which represent gunfire from the multiple players.
The French website SEGA-MAG gave House of the Dead-Scarlet Dawn-THE ATTRACTION a score of 6/10, praising the gameplay and ride installation while criticizing its short length and lack of replay value.
- In THE ATTRACTION's promotional poster and gameplay screenshot, the Rogers creature's left arm is missing due to an in-game graphical glitch.
- 東京ジョイポリス [@TokyoJoypolis] (June 11, 2020). 東京ジョイポリス on Twitter: "運営再開のお知らせ① 東京ジョイポリスは、2020年6月13日(土)より運営再開を決定致しました。感染防止対策を強化し、感染症拡大の防止と、お客様と従業員の安全を考慮した上で運営をして参ります。ご来館を予定されるお客様は下記リンク先にて詳細を必ずご確認下さいませ。" (Japanese). Twitter.
- "「ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド」最新作がアトラクション化。動く座席や振動，風などギミック満載で，東京ジョイポリスにて3月19日より稼働" (Japanese). 4Gamer.net (February 20, 2020). Archived from the original on March 26, 2020. Retrieved on May 21, 2020.
- "ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド ～スカーレット・ドーン～ THE ATTRACTION（2nd Floor） | アトラクション | 東京ジョイポリス" (Japanese). Tokyo Joypolis. Archived from the original on May 21, 2020.
- 東京ジョイポリス [@TokyoJoypolis] (January 22, 2020). 東京ジョイポリス on Twitter: "「ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド4 スペシャル」稼働終了まで、残りわずかポリ。。。😱 2020年2月2日（日）までなので是非遊びに来るポリ‼️‼️" (Japanese). Twitter. Archived from the original on May 13, 2020.
- 東京ジョイポリス [@TokyoJoypolis] (February 19, 2020). 東京ジョイポリス on Twitter: "🧟♂️新アトラクション情報🧟♂️ ハウス・オブ・ザ・デッド 〜スカーレット・ドーン〜 . THE ATTRACTION #ハウスオブザデッド シリーズ 最新作がアトラクションに❗️ 2020年3月19日(木)オープン予定❗️ 🧟♂️どうぞ楽しみにお待ちください🧟♂️ " (Japanese). Twitter.
- VirtuaHunter. "SEGA-MAG fiche House of the Dead : Scarlet Dawn THE ATTRACTION sur Arcade [SEGA-MAG page House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn THE ATTRACTION for Arcade]" (French). SEGA-MAG. Retrieved on October 29, 2020.