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Rumor: Dead Rising Heading To PSN?

You know, sometimes a breaking story is due to nothing more than a well-placed Internet subtlety.

Recently, Capcom's John Diamonon made a post over at the official PlayStation blog, and the subject of that post has generated plenty of debate. Apparently, we can expect a "special surprise" at some point in the near future, and it may involve the Xbox 360 exclusive, Dead Rising. Some believe it's the announcement that a sequel will be headed to the PlayStation 3, but there's another hint: under the post where everyone replies, one poster says - in a joking manner, of course - that it's "awesome that you announced Dead Rising for the PSN, right?" Diamonon's reply is, "Who announced it? Me? I don't think so! :)" See now...it's all about that smiley right there. Can we say the original DR is now confirmed to be headed to the PSN? Well, of course not, but it certainly sounds plausible, and it would set an interesting precedent for the future. What other exclusive titles on other platforms might arrive on the PSN? We all know that the days of the third-party exclusive are just about over, so it won't be surprising in the least to learn that Dead Rising 2 (if it's really in the works) is coming to both the 360 and PS3, but the idea of the original on the PSN is new.

So we'll be waiting for that "special surprise," and if it really is Dead Rising as a downloadable title, that'll make us happy. It was a solid and entertaining survival/horror/slasher game, and would make for an excellent addition to the online library. We'll keep you posted.

Related Game(s): Dead Rising

12/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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GoldenShadow
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 9:53:38 PM
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If DR came to PSN I would definitely buy it.

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fatchad420
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:04:35 PM
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Slaster

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Schmitty
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:24:31 PM
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i might buy it depending on how much it is

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aaronisbla
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:30:01 PM
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John is one of my favorite posters on that blog

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The_Vandelizer
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:40:21 PM
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imma buy it twice lol

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:50:00 PM
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Sony has had a lot of bad ideas in the last two years but the PlayStation blog is a diamond in the rough. I hope the guy that proposed that idea got a nice fat promotion.

If Dead Rising is coming to PS3 at all I'm ecstatic. If I can get without even leaving my house then I guess I'm twice as happy, as long as they don't expect any sort of full price for it. 30 dollars though? I'll be sold day 1.

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somethingrandom
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:07:12 AM

I'd agree about the blog if there was more information. Big news is not very common on there.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 2:04:31 AM

Big news? no. But the best things that blog does is give people a developers take on gaming and their games. I love it. It is also very good at keeping us up to date on all that little news that gets overlooked so often. I mean how many times has the information for new patches and features come from the PS blog? A lot of times these stories just get overlooked by other sites.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 10:56:26 PM
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I spose i could give up a little space on the hard drive for this slaughterfest.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:13:09 PM
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Nah

2 year old port, naaaaaaah I'll wait for RE5.

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The_Vandelizer
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @ 11:31:59 PM
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HOPE IT GETS TROPHIES = )

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caddillac
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 12:42:26 AM
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I don't think $30 is a fair price; if that would be the price; considering you can get it on 360 for under $20. Will buy it though if it's true and the price is right!

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xnonsuchx
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:06:14 AM
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Yeah, if this is coming to PSN, I think $14.99-$19.99 is the right price range...not sure how popular it would be above that.

I WOULD like to see a lot more available on PSN, though, considering the stuff (albeit some crappy) on XBL. If only Sony ported MAME to the PS3 and then licensed the ROMs for a ton of old games to make available!

Last edited by xnonsuchx on 12/29/2008 1:10:37 AM

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Daedusian
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 4:28:32 PM

I'd also like to see more content on PSN. These weekly updates are good but I just wish there were more.

As I have heard almost everyday about how much stuff XBL has compared to PSN, I was all bananas when I got my 360 this xmas and booted up live. All I have to say is wow! Video content is great but downloadable games - are u effing kidding me? My god I have never seen so much crap garbled together in my life lol. I found about 8 titles that interested me, so I dld the demos, and that number was pretty much reduced to 4. Comparing that to my list of PSN games, well, it's not even close. I think I'm up around 12 dl games on PSN, and counting whenever Fat Princess hits lol.

Not saying that XBL isn't great but you can tell where the quality is versus the quantity that's for sure.

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ZubraZap
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:39:00 AM
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Just a rumor but I've always wanted play Dead Rising...

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dveisalive
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 1:46:12 AM
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SOLD, needs trophies, and it keeps me from buying the horrible but garbadge Wii port, for I only have a PS3 and Wii.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 2:07:12 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if that Wii port is part of the reason they're doing this. I mean they're not stupid they know that Wii version is going to suck in comparison they probably want to release a "true to the original version" port for PS3 so it kind of eats up some of the bad press.

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Fane1024
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 5:19:29 PM

Seriously, how absurd is it that they ported the game to the Wii before a PS3 port? What's next, the Dreamcast version?

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RustEDalex
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 8:29:06 PM

They don't make Dreamcast games anymore

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 4:05:53 AM
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Awesome, if this happens ill deffiantly get it, Dead Rising now is the only 360 exclusive that interests me (I have Bioshock now :P). I dont like to download of the PS Store, but if it did i certainly would.

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tlpn99
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 10:37:24 AM
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I am quickly running out of space on the hd so I wont be buying it plus I have the original on my 360 anyway so no point.
I will get the 2nd one too prolly for the PS3 as my 360 is starting to make strange noises whereas my beloved PS3 is quiet as hell.

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bamf
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 12:37:34 PM
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I have the game on 360 and just couldn't get into it. I hated the movement and fighting aspects of the character. I hated the way you have little energy and would need to go through hords of zombies just to get to a save point.
I tried helping the civilians who attacked me when I went near them instead of them following me, the game just wouldn't let me rescue them.

Its defiantly try before you buy game.

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bearbobby
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 2:04:03 PM
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This would be fantastic! One of the only 360 games I actually wished they would port! I played it at a friend's house and had a blast, though I hope it's no where near "Full Price."

Hopefully closer to the $15-$20 range as: 1) it's 2 years old; 2) I can see it being a novelty with little long term replay beyond showing friends different ways to take down zombies. (Even beyond the mulitple endings;) and 3) if it's not on a physical medium, I'd like a discount.

That said, I would definitely be looking forward to this as I fondly remember being attacked by zombies, running into a music store, grabbing a pack of cd's off the rack and whipping them like frisbees at the closest deadhead. I Sliced off one of his hands with the last shot, and then picked up the zombie's hand and shoved it in his mouth! I swear I was laughing like a stoned hyena!

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Jed
Monday, December 29, 2008 @ 10:23:07 PM
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Would be awesome if it did. xxcross your fingersxx

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Deadman
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @ 4:40:12 PM
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For sure Dead Rising is a game Ive been looking forward to playing at one point I almost broke down and bought a 360 just so I could play it kind of excited now. CAPCOM just saved me $230 and a couple of busted systems

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Ashmen
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:18:58 AM
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If it is Dead Rising, Capcom should give a jab to Valve for not porting Left 4 Dead by enhancing it with co-op and voice chat.

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