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Scheduled release date:

Q1 2010

Publisher:

Capcom

Developer:

Blue Castle Games

Number Of Players:

1 (2-4 Co-Op & Online)

Genre:

Action

Unlike Lost Planet, Dead Rising never saw the light of day on the PlayStation 3. We have no doubt in our minds that a version of the game exists, as it was long reported to be in development for the PS3, as well. Ultimately, if you've been keeping tabs, you know that the PS3 port was canceled in order to concentrate efforts for the sequel. Well, come 2010 you get your sequel. 
 
No longer developed by Capcom, Dead Rising 2 is now in the hands of Blue Castle Games, who are working on their very first non-Major League Baseball game. Fear not, though, because key members from the original game are still supervising the project, specifically Keiji Inafune, who heads the Research and Development over at Capcom. Furthermore, because the game is running off of Capcom's MT Framework 2.0 engine, expect the same caliber of technical prowess that can be found in games such as Resident Evil 5.
 
While you won't necessarily be treated to the most jaw-dropping visuals, what you will see is a game engine that'll draw as many as 7000 characters on screen simultaneously. That is a stark difference to the 800 found in the original game. Obviously, in order to house all of these zombies there'll be environments larger than the previous game. More specifically, the game takes place in Fortune City, a fictional city that is closely based on Las Vegas. 
 
The game takes place a few years following the events of the first game, and the virus that has plagued the city of Santa Cabeza has now spread across the entire United States. You are put into the shoes of a new character named Chuck Greene, a former motorcross champion. Your goal will be to simple: kill everything that's dead. Okay, maybe it's not that simple, as their will be a mission structure setup for you to complete, but in order to complete those missions, you'll need to go to town on those zombies.
 
To help you will be not just a plethora of weapons, such as guns, but also bats, guitars, roulette wheels, cash registers, slot machines, and even a frigin' motorcycle! You can plow your enemies down in hordes with a dirtbike, and if you feel that's too tame...you've still got your chainsaw handy. Mission variety is said to be better and more diverse, and the time aspect of the original game has been carried over, albeit with a few alterations that we're not quite sure of, yet. But what we do know is that the camera/photo feature has been taken out.
 
Lastly, Keiji Inafune also confirmed that multiplayer modes would find their way into Dead Rising 2. No specifics have been given out yet, but we're hoping to see a co-op mode, as playing a game like this with your buddies seems like perfect way to just have some crazy fun. 
 
Dead Rising 2 is set for a Q1 2010 release, so it's about 10 months away from release. Keep your eyes open for more info. 

5/30/2009 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (13 posts)

Fane1024
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 3:40:42 PM
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fir-- j/k

I'm still kinda "meh" about this game, but I don't really like action games where you're mobbed by brainless enemies.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 3:46:16 PM
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If they have 4 player multiplayer in any fashion at all I will totally buy it. It's gonna be like Left 4 Dead but in 3rd person and a lot more things to do...the possibilities of taking out 7000 zombies with 3 of your friends?!? INSAAAAANE!

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 3:47:44 PM
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never seen or played this game, but from reading this article, I can imagine that it's somewhat like Fighting Force on the PS1. Anyone remember that game? :)

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NULL
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 4:29:17 PM
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first one looked super fun will need some rave reviews to get it though as Q1 is normally where I catch up on the games that I just couldn't at christmas.

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Superman915
Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 11:50:24 PM
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Its a damn shame dead rising 1 will never come to PS3 or PSN. It would've been a first day buy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 12:19:37 AM
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Love me some zombie but this will have to be a used or reduced price buy, there's just so many day 1 needs out there or coming.

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nath08
Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 5:09:59 AM
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well, if you ask me. I would say its gonna be a great game, but the weapons are going to be no different, you had motorbikes in the first game! hopefuly there will be cheat codes to make the game more fun on here, but nower days the is no cheats for games... GTA:IV had some but not a lot at all, they where mostly crud anyways!

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nath08
Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 5:14:11 AM
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also, i so badly hope that the weapons dont take any damages... it sucks that they do in the first 1!

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Gow49ers
Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 8:35:00 AM
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Wouldn't it make sense to bring Dead Rising, to the Ps3, first , then Dead Rising 2? That's like saying Bioshock 2, is coming out for the Ps3, and no port for Bioshock? Hope they change their minds and bring the first Dead Rising to the Ps3.


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Mr Bitey
Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 8:26:41 PM
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This looks pretty good, but I'm still not really sure what to expect from the game play yet.

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bearbobby
Monday, June 01, 2009 @ 3:35:39 PM

Easy. Expect f**kin' awesomeness!

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LightShow
Monday, June 01, 2009 @ 9:03:00 PM
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i love how in the picture the guy has chosen the powerful Bass Guitar as his axe of choice. Makes me wanna buy the game.

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shootu
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 9:30:11 PM
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WTF! This game has been out since September and still no cheats??? Come on guys this is lame.

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