The Dead Rise Again thanks to Capcom
My mood right now is somewhere between ecstatic and jumping around the room with joy happy. Dead Rising 2 has been confirmed by Capcom for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. That’s right! A sequel to possibly one of my favourite Xbox 360 games is coming soon. No details on a release date have been given yet, but the fact it exists is good enough for me.
Dead Rising 2 is set a few years after the first game. During this period of time, the zombie outbreak has spread across America. Specifically to a Las Vegas style casino city. The game also features a new protagonist. Whether or not the game is confined to one casino is yet to be announced and I have so many questions I want answered. But we shall have to wait. For now enjoy the teaser trailer and a lovely press release.
London – February 9, 2009 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Dead Rising™ 2 is in development for three different gaming platforms: the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and the PC. The sequel to the 1.5 million-plus selling Dead Rising™, Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.
Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike.
Dead Rising 2 is being developed in partnership with up and coming Canadian developer Blue Castle Games. A number of members from the original Dead Rising team will be working alongside Blue Castle Games throughout the development process, including Capcom’s global head of research and development, Keiji Inafune, who as the game’s Producer will play an active role in the project.
Released in 2006, Dead Rising won praise across the globe for its mix of intense zombie action and dark humour, garnering numerous awards including IGN’s “Most Innovative Design for Xbox 360”, Gamespot’s “Best Action-Adventure Game” for 2006 and “Action Game of the Year” at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards.
Further details concerning the story and gameplay of Dead Rising 2 will be made available shortly.