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This article covers upcoming House of the Dead-related media. It will be updated as more information is obtained.

The following is a comprehensive timeline of all events taking place in the main House of the Dead series. All games that are not yet officially confirmed to be set in the same universe (The House of the Dead: Overkill and Zombie Revenge) are ignored. The timeline spans 139 years, chronologically beginning with the events receding The House of the Dead and ending with The House of the Dead III.

The birth dates of several characters have been determined based on their ages provided in print media, and year in which the game they appear in takes place. To limit speculation, characters whose ages and birth dates have not been revealed are excluded. Sources are provided to confirm any information stated herein.

1880-1990s

1880

1947

1960s (?)

  • G is born (is approximately 35 to 40 years old in The House of the Dead, which takes place on December 20th, 1998, and believed to be in his 50s during The House of the Dead III, which takes place on October 31st, 2019).[3][4]

1965

1966

1969

1971

  • Amy Crystal is born (29 years old in The House of the Dead 2, which takes place on February 26th, 2000).[5]

1976

  • Gary Stewart is born (24 years old in The House of the Dead 2, which takes place on February 26th, 2000).[5]

Late 1990s(?)

1998

  • Curien produces a gene to cure Daniel, as well as two others: Magician and Wheel of Fate; most of Curien's researchers abandon him over ethical concerns, and he goes insane.[12][13][14] Curien vows discord on humanity.[15][16]

1998

Main article: The House of the Dead (1996 video game)
THoTD Year 1998

The date of the Curien Mansion incident, as seen in the attract mode of The House of the Dead.

  • October 17th - Several DBR personnel are reported missing at the Curien Mansion, which houses Curien's laboratory.[17]
  • December 18th - Contact is lost with a special operatives team who are investigating Curien.[8] Thomas Rogan, an agent of the government organization AMS, receives a panicked phone call from his fiancée, DBR researcher Sophie Richards.[18]
  • December 20th - The government organization AMS sends agents Thomas Rogan and G to investigate the Curien Mansion. They fight and kill scores of Curien's biologically-engineered creatures. Curien is killed by Magician when confronting the agents. Rogan and G destroy Magician, who prior to exploding warns that the ordeal is not over.[19] The events became known as the Curien Mansion incident.

Undated

  • Rogan and Sophie marry.[20]
  • Goldman visits the Curien Mansion, presumably taking Curien's research with him for his own agenda.[21]

1999

  • Lisa Rogan is born (20 years old in The House of the Dead III, which takes place on October 31st, 2019).[22]

2000

Main article: The House of the Dead 2
THoTD2 Year 2000

The date of the 2000 incident, as seen in the attract mode of The House of the Dead 2.

  • February 26th - Goldman, seeking to regulate populations in order to protect the life cycle, masterminds another creature-related incident in an unknown European city. AMS agents James Taylor, Gary Stewart, Harry Harris, and Amy Crystal evacuate the populace. Goldman's creation designed to rule over humanity, Emperor, is destroyed. Goldman himself cryptically warns of a "successor" before committing suicide from the roof of his headquarters.[23]

2002

Undated

  • The national government announces that they will funnel "all available resources" in order to eliminate the creatures, which are causing incidents worldwide.[16]

2003

Main article: The House of the Dead 4
Hotd4 2003 hi.res

The year The House of the Dead 4 takes place in, as seen in the attract mode.

  • Now-veteran AMS agent James Taylor and rookie Kate Green battle another creature infestation in a city. They discover that Goldman masterminded the incident well before his death, and plans to launch nuclear missiles in order to revert humans to their "natural state". The World, Goldman's successor to the Emperor, awakens in the opening of "Pandora's Box". Realizing that the World will never die, James sets his PDA to self destruct, sacrificing himself in the resulting explosion to destroy the creature. Goldman leaves a final message on his computer, claiming that "hope is such a splendid thing".[24]
  • Somewhere, Thornheart sits in an office, remarking that Goldman was "soft" to humans and that there is another Pandora's Box.[25]
Main article: The House of the Dead 4 Special
Hotd4sp intro 2003

The year The House of the Dead 4: Special takes place in, mentioned during an opening narration.

  • Sometime after James' death, Kate teams up with G to fight the creature infestation back to its source, encountering a revived Magician in an unidentified building. Magician attempts to open the second Pandora's Box, but him and the box are destroyed by a thrown grenade.[26]
  • In the Magician's incubation chamber, Thornheart claims that while Pandora's Box is closed, Wheel of Fate cannot be stopped.[27]

2006

Main article: House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn
ScarletDawnYear

The date House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn takes place, as seen in the opening cutscene.

[Note: The AnnexLaboratory, and Elevator Lobby levels can be played in any order, thus altering this timeline. Currently, it has not been confirmed which permutation is canon; as such, the canon order will not be assumed until it is either confirmed or determined by logical reasoning.]

  • Thornheart, a party host and the owner of Scarecrow Manor and a party host, develops creatures in order to carry out a plan named "Noah's Ark".
  • December 6th:
    • 10 hours prior to manor infiltration — AMS notifes Kate, along with James' brother Ryan, that there is movement on "Code R".
    • 8:00 PM— Guests of Scarecrow Manor gather in the reception party hall.
    • 8:30 PM— In the party hall foyer, Kate and Ryan converse before getting interrupted by an earthquake. Suddenly, hordes of creatures attack the guests while Thornheart warns “there is more to come”. The agents fight to safety, before deciding to explore the manor.
    • 11:34 PM – The agents explore either the Annex, Laboratory, or the Elevator Lobby (whatever the player selects for the first level).
    • 1:12 AM – The agents explore either the Annex, Laboratory, or the Elevator Lobby (whatever the player selects for the second level).
    • 2:27 AM – The agents explore either the Annex, Laboratory, or the Elevator Lobby (whatever the player selects for the third level).
    • 4:05 AM - Kate and Ryan battle into a church to confront Thronheart, who escapes before releasing a massive growing creature named Moon. Ryan risks his life to impale the creature through its head with a metal rod, which kills it when struck by lightning. Elsewhere, an alive Thornheart produces more creatures.[28][29]

2019

Main article: The House of the Dead III
THoTDIII Year 2019

The year The House of the Dead III takes place in, as seen in the attract mode.

  • Worldwide incidents cause civilization to fall and the AMS' to be disbanded.[4] Survivors identify the EFI Research Facility as the source of the world's collapse; the government sends Thomas Rogan to investigate.[16]
  • October 17th - Contact is lost with Rogan during his mission into the facility.[16]
  • October 31st - Two weeks later[30], Rogan's daughter Lisa and G fight into the facility in search of him. They discover a now-cured Daniel, who Rogan claims saved him. Daniel and Lisa enter a chamber where Wheel of Fate is held; Daniel reveals that the creature is actually his father. The two defeat Wheel of Fate, who laments world overpopulation before exploding.[24]
  • Sometime after, Thornheart limps into Wheel of Fate's chamber, grabbing a gene and remarking that Curien did not understand its "true purpose".[31]

References

  1. SEGA Interactive R&D#1. (13 September 2018). House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. Sega. Level/area: Laboratory. Kate Green: [Explaining a photo of Dr. Curien, Caleb Goldman, and Thornheart to Ryan Taylor] In 1880...the organization their ancestors made was...the beginning of everything.
  2. https://twitter.com/minaminao0405/status/874180867647602688
  3. The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, p 14
  4. 4.0 4.1 The House of the Dead III Xbox manual, p 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The House of the Dead 2 Sega Dreamcast manual, pgs 2-4
  6. The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, p 14
  7. The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, p 16
  8. 8.0 8.1 The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, pg 17
  9. The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, pg 2
  10. Sega Wow Inc. (17 September 2013). The House of the Dead III. Arcade, Xbox, PC, and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Chasing Shadows. Dr. Curien: My dear Daniel...I'll never give up, no matter what the doctors say. I'll gladly step into forbidden territory, if it will save your life.
  11. Sega Wow Inc. (17 September 2013). The House of the Dead 2. Arcade, Sega Dreamcast, PC, and Xbox. Sega. Level/area: Darkness. Harry Harris: Well, the 1998 Curien case. Guess who was behind it...It was Goldman. He's the head of one of the most eminant financial group [sic] and an expert on the Genome theory.
  12. Sega Wow Inc. (17 September 2013). The House of the Dead III. Arcade, Xbox, PC, and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Bewilderment. Dr. Curien: Look, Daniel...It's the key! This will remove the barrier between life and death. You don't need to fear anything anymore, Daniel... not even death!
  13. The House of the Dead III. Arcade, Xbox, PC, and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Sensory Chaos. Dr. Curien: Daniel...Have I stepped outside the bounds of human morality? Most of my researchers have left me...
  14. Sega Wow Inc. (17 September 2013). The House of the Dead III. Arcade, Xbox, PC, and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Ultimate Challenge. Dr. Curien: I've found it, Daniel! These genes will change the future..."The Magician", and "The Wheel of Fate"...[laughs maniacally]
  15. The House of the Dead 2 Sega Dreamcast manual, pg 3
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 The House of the Dead III Xbox manual, pg 8
  17. The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, pg 2
  18. The House of the Dead attract mode
  19. The House of the Dead
  20. https://www.thewebsiteofthedead.com/?p=1622
  21. The House of the Dead 2 home port attract mode
  22. The House of the Dead III Xbox manual, pg 9
  23. The House of the Dead 2
  24. 24.0 24.1 The House of the Dead III
  25. Sega Wow Inc. (30 December 2005). The House of the Dead 4. Arcade and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Thornheart ending. Thornheart: Goldman, you are soft. These wretched humans have no need of hope. Soon the true end shall begin...There is more than one Pandora's Box.
  26. The House of the Dead 4 Special
  27. Sega Wow Inc. (30 December 2005). The House of the Dead 4 Special. Arcade and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Thornheart ending. Thornheart: So, Pandora's Box has been closed...That is, if there is any hope left. The Wheel of Fate cannot be stopped.
  28. House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn
  29. SEGA Interactive R&D#1. (13 September 2018). House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. Sega. Level/area: House. Kate Green: This is just what James said three years ago.
  30. Sega Wow Inc. (17 September 2013). The House of the Dead III. Arcade, Xbox, PC, and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Chasing Shadows. G: It's been two weeks since we lost contact with Rogan...We can't wait any longer!
  31. Sega Wow Inc. (17 September 2013). The House of the Dead III. Arcade, Xbox, PC, and Playstation 3. Sega. Level/area: Thornheart ending. Thornheart: It appears that he didn't understand its true purpose...[laughs]
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