Dead Rising 2 delayed until September

Capcom's sequel to zombie-massacre action game is pushed back; due in NA on Sept. 28, Japan Sept. 30, and EU Oct. 1.

In February, Capcom announced that the sequel to its hit zombie-apocalypse action game Dead Rising would arrive on August 31. However, much like the lumbering undead masses players must fight in both games, Dead Rising 2's release date has fallen behind. The Japanese publisher announced today that the new installment in its franchise will now arrive in North America on September 28, in Japan on September 30, and in Europe on October 1.

The Wolverine Hand Cuisinart is just one weapon available in Dead Rising 2.

While the original Dead Rising was Xbox 360-exclusive, its follow-up is being released for Microsoft's console, the PlayStation 3, and the PC. However, Capcom has announced that the game will have 360-specific downloadable content in the form of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Set for release shortly before the full game, Case Zero serves as a bridge between the first Dead Rising and its sequel, introducing players to the new protagonist and setting as well as explaining its link to the original.

Xbox 360 owners will also be able to download the upcoming live-action film based on the series, Dead Rising: Zombrex. With original Dead Rising game director Keiji Inafune at the helm, Zombrex follows two Japanese brothers attempting to escape a quarantined area overrun by zombies. Capcom just announced that the film will soon be available in North America and Europe.

For more on Dead Rising, check out GameSpot's review of the original and check out the interview with Inafune himself below.

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129 comments
ur12b4got
ur12b4got

At least they're taking their time.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Well that's a shame, but if they're just making sure it's done and working, then I can wait.

laptop12
laptop12

Capcom, always a good taste of japanese style

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

How appropriate. A company makes a game about killing zombies, and in turn is killing it's fans with the wait. Just kidding, but seriously.

916supermann22
916supermann22

Capcom hasn't really let me down yet...so I will trust their judgment this time. It better be good though.

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

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BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Seriously Capcom, I'm dyin' for my (original) zombie killing fix. Left 4 Dead sucks, and Crackdown 2 is looking avarage. I don't know how to say it other than this way.... GIVE IT TO ME NOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! Or I will get nervous and talk to myself and have homicidal thoughts. No not really, but seriously Capcom, your killing people with this wait.

creepster32000
creepster32000

its delayed so microsoft can get there dead rising dlc done.... like i always said Microsoft is only holding the game world back with there unlimited supply of cash to pay off these creators

Franzkill
Franzkill

Err I thought this was coming out in September anyway? Oh yeah I forgot how late GS are with their news. Geez...

lamprey263
lamprey263

I think the delay can best be explained by the release dates of other games. The August 31 release date would have put Dead Rising 2 next to the releases of LA Noire, which would release the day after (according to both GameStop & Amazon's schedules), and considering it's a Rockstar game it might have the potential to dwarf sales of other games. Also, Metroid: Other M is scheduled to release August 31st, and Nintendo games also have a lot of potential to steal the limelight. Halo Reach releases early-mid September, that's probably going to get some notable sales as well. Also, Madden 11 releases in August and will also probably take away from sales potential; though it releases early August, last year's Madden 10 sold about 3 million in a few weeks. Kane & Lynch 2 releases August 17th, Mafia 2 releases August 24th. Even the PSP has some notable releases like the new Kingdom Hearts, Patapon, and Ace Combat games. Other early September releases include the delayed R.U.S.E. and Front Mission Evolved. On the other hand, a late September release date looks much better for Dead Rising 2 (considering game sales of other games mentioned don't carry over). Other competing releases listed are not that significant IMO, games like Test Drive 2, True Crime, Guitar Hero, Shaun White, DDR, etc, nothing else really until later in October like Medal of Honor (10/12), Fallout New Vegas (10/19), F.E.A.R. 3 (10/20), Starwars Force Unleashed 2 (10/26), and Fable 3 (10/26), and so on.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Later release = more production time = better game overall

shentonio
shentonio

@kavadias1981 I couldn't agree more with your comment, a revised Resident Evil online would be ace this gen. I would also like it if a new game would concentrate more on the survival aspects of a zombie uprising as with the first one, that would be truly great. As for Dead Rising 2, it's dissapointing but I spose an extra month won't kill me. Looking forward to the online co-op in this game, should be a blast : 0 )

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@ ChiefFreeman Well, they give you the ability to create new weapons, new outfits, Online Multiplayer, and im sure some DLC is in the works. Things the last game did not have. So...that sounds pretty new to me.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

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ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

my enthusiasm for this game has waned with each new video they show. It's the same thing as the last game, only different location. How are they going to keep it fresh?

ziproy
ziproy

They know know that they are going to need an extra month?? This is a production delay not a development one

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

tbh its a good thing its delayed, gives the developers more time to pollish and shine the game :D

reed88
reed88

Any one know when case zero will hit?

dakan45
dakan45

Ahh, sometimes i wonder if it will ever come out. Seriously this game takes too long.

Aidan125
Aidan125

Quite disappionted, but oh well i can wait.

steve4123456789
steve4123456789

Sucks anyway, am sure this is due to there latest success Lost planet 2.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Since we're on the subject of Capcom and Zombies, does anybody else really want Cappers to get to work on a RE:Outbreak 3? The PS2 games were clunky and the online was weak, but with our lovely new HD consoles and masses of online gamers it could be a genuinely exciting co-op game. Thumbs up or down for yes and no. You know the drill.

CyberPenguin88
CyberPenguin88

September 28th? Is that a coincidence?, or did Capcom do it on purpose?

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

meh this game wont be half as good as the first one

Albenuova
Albenuova

wow, im definitely still getting it for my PS3. I could care less about DLC that should have been in the game.

Gamingod2272
Gamingod2272

Here's hoping that they don't change a thing with the save system. The original Dead Rising is easily my favorite game on the 360 and the save system was perfect, not too easy and not too hard.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

360 is like a refugee camp, as long as it is game it will take, don't mind the quality, just go for quantity.

Tripleseed
Tripleseed

@AlmightyMax: Is that a joke? Where have you been man? The 360 usually always gets the exclusive content over the competition, with the rare exception of a few titles, most notably Batman: Arkham Asylum. It's true.

AlmightyMax
AlmightyMax

Wow, finally some exclusive content for 360 owners, huh? I know what console I'm getting it on.

Keiner
Keiner

Not really surprised anymore. Capcom always delays

Trogeton
Trogeton

NOOO why that month.. I already have like 2 other games planned on getting that month WHYYYY??? well at least its a good game so I guess it's all good

maaly81
maaly81

@King_Game19 I agree with that. I think the idea was good but execution wasnt thought out very well

maaly81
maaly81

@lookin_boy I agree. Save mechanic needs total overhaul. Thats why the first one turned me off cuz I had to start over from beginning after every play. And in game saves need to automatic and at checkpoints in the story progression or with the meeting of challenges

Mehfuz
Mehfuz

only 4 weeks not that bad, not like duke nukem/max payne game.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

I hope Capcom never releases this crap. The first one sucked & was the most overrated piece of crap put on earth & this one will be to

snake3rules
snake3rules

they could have at least announced the prequel release date to satiate fans (who've already had to wait way too long for the sequel as it is)

jimy1475
jimy1475

i was about to get a heart attack, no its not Gran Turismo 5 delayed

PS3gamer890
PS3gamer890

I will probably buy this on 360 than PS3 for all the xtra dlc

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

Gah! Why is EVERYTHING getting pushed back? First Sadness (ultimately canceled), then Hydrophobia, then Sonic 4: Episode 1, then Metroid: Other M, and now Dead Rising 2? What the hell Developers?

AltecApollyon
AltecApollyon

they've gotta completely fix the controls for this game... ...the controls were so bad in the first, that it ruined the experience for me.

lamprey263
lamprey263

at least it's only a month longer, not much time considering the 4 year wait since the first game's release, if I'm going to be upset about anything it's why it took Capcom so long to make the sequel

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

they can try to make this game 10 times better and it will still suk big time.

blackfray
blackfray

this isn't surprising at all, Capcom's latest releases were all disappointments and failures.it must be worried for Dead Rising 2 too!

bluntguys
bluntguys

I loved Dead Rising. I hope Dead Rising 2 is just as good or better.

PlaystFreak
PlaystFreak

lol i preordered mine back in november of 2008