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