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For the chapter of the same name in the 2021 remake, see Tragedy (Remake).

Tragedy (惨劇, Sangeki?) is the first chapter in The House of the Dead.

Synopsis

On December 20, 1998, AMS agents Thomas Rogan and G drive to the mansion of genetic engineer Dr. Curien, where a special operatives team and DBR Corporation researchers have been reported missing.[1] Prior to their mission, the agents received a distressed phone message from Sophie Richards, Rogan's fiancée and a member of Curien's research team, before losing contact with her.[2]

Rogan and G arrive at the Curien Mansion just as a humanoid creature kills a researcher. Before dying, the researcher gives the agents a group photo of the other survivors who are still inside the mansion.

The agents encounter Sophie feigning death near a water fountain. As she reunites with them, a winged creature flies her back to the mansion. Rogan and G encounter her again inside the mansion, but an armored creature named Chariot ambushes and attacks her.

After the agents kill Chariot, Sophie urges them to stop Curien before something "terrible" happens. She seemingly dies.

Trivia

  • During the original House of the Dead's development, several design concepts for this chapter were scrapped:
    • Originally, players could choose routes when the game began.[3]
    • The DBR researcher who is killed in the opening cutscene was originally Rogan 2, an alternately-dressed model of Thomas Rogan. Rogan 2 was planned to be an agent who arrived at the Curien Mansion before Rogan and G.[4][excerpt 1]
    • Sophie Richards was originally the end boss. After finding her dropped pendant and handbag, players would have been forced to kill Sophie after discovering her as a creature.[4][excerpt 2]
    • During Chariot's fight, players originally needed to shoot flying pieces of his armor to avoid damage. This was scrapped because players could not tell which pieces of armor to shoot. In addition, once armorless, Chariot climbed a ladder in pursuit of the players.[5][excerpt 3]
  • The foyer path, in which two Saruzou ambush the player on a chandelier before a Cyril cuts through a door, is referenced in the Annex level of House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. Within Scarecrow Manor, two Rubins attack similarly on a chandelier, and a Cyril also breaks through a door.

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Excerpts
  1. Excerpt from The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, p.157:
    "三本木:そういえばローガン2とG2というの はローガンが乗り込む日の直前に調査しに行 った特殊工作員だったんですよ。ゲームの 最初で研究員が襲われるシーン。あそこの研 究員がヒゲ面のローガン2だった。でもゲー ムの流れで見たとき "こいつ誰?"ってことに なって。結局、研究員になりました。"
  2. Excerpt from The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, p.157:
    "三本木:ボスがソフィという案もあった。
    小田:ハンドバックが落ちてたり、ペンダン トが落ちてたりして。それを追っていくとソ フィがいる。再会を喜ぼうとした瞬間、ゾン ビの姿になったソフィが出現。再会を喜ぶは ずが撃たない と逆に襲われてしまう。でも女 は撃っちゃまずいだろうということでボツに なった。 "
  3. Excerpt from The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, p.156-157:
    "三本木:鎧をつけた状態で倒すと後ろの暖炉 が開き、奥にはしごが。そこにローガンとソ フィがいて下から装甲がなくなったボスが現 れて襲いかかるはずだったんです。
    C:装甲がなくなったチャリオットが下から 抱いかかる…。それは怖い。
    小田:すごく怖いけど弱い。しかも当初は全 部の肉を剥がさないと倒せないようになって いたんですよね、大戸さん。
    大戸孝二(以下大戸):さらに鎧を外したと き、外れた鎧が飛んできて、それを撃ち落と さないとダメージを喰らうというのまであっ たからね。でも落ちている鎧と飛んでくる鎧 がゴチャゴチャ になって。“どれを撃ってい いのかわからない”という意見が多くて。"
References
  1. The House of the Dead Sega Saturn manual, pg. 3
  2. Sega AM1 (4 March 1997). The House of the Dead. Arcade, Sega Saturn, PC. Level/area: Attract mode. Sophie Richards: Help... Everyone's getting killed...
  3. "Interview: The House of the Dead", Sega Saturn Magazine, issue 23, September 1997, page 62.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, pg. 157
  5. The House of the Dead Dennou Shinan: Dr. Curien no Houkoku Sho, pg. 156-157

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