Capcom has officially announced Dead Rising 2 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Windows PC. The follow up to Dead Rising, the highly rated Xbox 360 title from 2006, Dead Rising 2 will feature the same type of survival horror gameplay but in a new location: Fortune City. Instead of the confines of a mall, Capcom’s sequel looks to feature the dazzling setting of a casino and will include brand new objects to be used as weapons against the zombie horde.

However, unlike before, Capcom will not be developing the title alone and be opting to utilize a smaller publisher, Blue Castle Games, based out of Canada. Luckily for fans, members of the original development team will be back to guide the new squad along the way, including producer Keiji Inafune.

Dead Rising 2 takes place some years after the original where Frank West, photojournalist for hire, tried to uncover the truth behind the origin of Willamette, Colorado’s zombie invasion. Unfortunately, the virus was not completely contained at the story’s end and, according to Capcom, the sequel picks up there with zombies spreading to other regions throughout the country.

It’s still unknown whether West will return in any form in the sequel or whether there are any significant plot lines that connect the two games. Also unknown is the release date for the sequel or if any major changes will be made to the gameplay. One major gripe from players of Dead Rising was the save system, which allowed for only one save per game and littered save spots in hard to find places. Also annoying were the controls, especially the targeting system, which felt stiff and unresponsive at times.

Stay tuned for any more information, especially the game’s release date, and media as it becomes available.

From Capcom:


Sequel to 1.5 million-plus seller announced for multiple gaming platforms

Capcom‚®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Dead Rising¢â€ž¢ 2 is in development for three different gaming platforms: the Xbox 360‚® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft‚®, PLAYSTATION‚®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The sequel to the 1.5 million-plus selling Dead Rising¢â€ž¢, 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 humor, 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.

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  1. Darla Lewis

    Can you tell me the approximate date that Dead Rising 2 will be available for purchase.



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