Dead Rising 2 shuffling onto PC, PS3, 360

Capcom confirms rumors, revealing Blue Castle-developed sequel to 1.5 million-selling horror game set in Las Vegas-like gambling mecca; first official trailer inside.

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To the surprise of virtually no one, Capcom today confirmed that it is developing Dead Rising 2. The announcement comes just days after the game's trailer hit YouTube and two weeks after designer Keiji Inafune told Famitsu a multiplatform sequel was in the works.

Indeed, keeping with Capcom's newish policy of being console agnostic, the follow-up is in development for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The original sold 1.5 million copies solely on the 360, although a scaled-down Wii port--subtitled Chop 'Til You Drop--is set for release later this month.

Today's report also comes three months after rumors pegged Blue Castle, the shop behind 2K Sports' Major League Baseball game The BIGS, as developing Dead Rising 2. Sure enough, the Vancouver-based studio is working on the game, with Tokyo-based Inafune acting as producer of the project.

As was indicated by the now-official trailer, Dead Rising 2 will be set in a Las Vegas-like gambling metropolis called Fortune City. Set several years after the original's litigiously similar Dawn of the Dead-like mall massacre, the sequel sees zombification spreading unchecked across the US a la the best-selling novel World War Z. Players will be tasked with battling said zombies with a host of new objects, including an American Gladiators-like giant hamster ball.

Capcom has not yet announced a release window for Dead Rising 2. GameSpot will have more details on the game as they emerge.

Discussion

306 comments
Freethinker101
Freethinker101

Have just checked at Shop2 and Amazon and they slate this as being released in Feb, 2010. Although Gamespot have it as being out next week. What the hell! Who is right?

rohail88
rohail88

Another game becomes to the ps3!!!!!!!!!!

dsb333
dsb333

"There are a couple of things they need to change, save system, time constrants,etc... but since it's Capcom they will change nothing, because they are ignorant." God, what a whiner. The save system gets so much undeserved hatred it's ridiculous. So what it had no autosave function? So what that sometimes you got trapped in a tight spot with time constraints? That's what gaming is about, experiencing and overcoming difficulties. And that's not me just writing off game flaws, that's the truth. I agree that there should have been at least ONE mode without time constraints of any kind, but if you can't handle that aspect of the story mode, don't play it, simple as that.

Rhastafurion
Rhastafurion

Will keep my eye on this game, Dead Rising 1 was alright.

Cryforce360
Cryforce360

There were tons of problems in the last game like the time limit, and bad saving function, anyhow it was still a amazing game and i look forward to this one and hope they fix some past bugs and have the survivors play a bigger role

billyjunxix
billyjunxix

This game already belongs to my PS3 pre-order. This game gonna look good on the PS3.

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

bad_fur_day Posted Feb 15, 2009 2:35 pm PT "Not developed by capcom, You can tell in every picture. Decreases my level of anticipation considerably. That main character sucks, it's lost it's extreme art style and all of it's character. I bet it won't be half as crazy and obtuse as the first one, which was the main reason it was so enjoyable." Most of the people who worked on the original game are working on this one. From the few screenshots shown the graphics look considerably better. Aside from that nobody knows anything about this game and your ranting on about it like you've played it for 50 hours or something. Close your mouth until it comes out and you play it.

Psilyocybin
Psilyocybin

what would make this game even more enjoyable would be a multiplayer aspect introduced into the series. Like Survivors vs. zombies...a co-op mode where you and a friend could play the game together...or more than one friend. Or even Survivors vs. Survivors vs. zombies that would just make the game insanely fun ..that is if the developers could make it interesting..Should be a good title.

ihatespam04
ihatespam04

Frank is in it. I just don't think he's a playable character from the start. He was in the trailer, so my guess is he's either a NPC or an unlockable character.

bad_fur_day
bad_fur_day

Not developed by capcom, You can tell in every picture. Decreases my level of anticipation considerably. That main character sucks, it's lost it's extreme art style and all of it's character. I bet it won't be half as crazy and obtuse as the first one, which was the main reason it was so enjoyable.

kamikaze_pigmy
kamikaze_pigmy

Play.com has the release down as 25th of september :)

blood_banker
blood_banker

if they want the game to work why not trying the to release the news of this a little bit later

blood_banker
blood_banker

ladies and gentelman get ready for the most lamest zobie killing game ever why should i play this when this game releases.besides the resident evil 4 sounds way coool than this i suggest the capcom or what ever to stop making this game it is a peice of junk the only great thing is the graphics and thats no foolin anyone wants to dissagree be my guest of owner thanks!

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

dude i wanna ride in the hamster ball! some multiplayer might be nice. Mainly im just hoping for some more military grade weaponry. Maybe some more megaman X costumes or something. :P

megamaster32
megamaster32

getting this for sure I like how can you use everything as a weapon to kill the zombie in the 1st one lol

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i will be getting this for 360 what i own the first game on. the original was awesome.

wars45
wars45

cool its on ps3 will get it if its online

IAMTHEJOKER88
IAMTHEJOKER88

Thank God! I was suspecting that after like two years since its released that Capcom considered Dead Rising a closed book. I really hope to see no more time limit and better control scheme. Hamster Ball looks so cool!

TheoleDominion
TheoleDominion

My girlfriend and I fought constantly for time to play the original on x360. Maybe this time I'll buy the PS3 version too so she can stay off my x360..lol Then we can argue about which version is the best..you know.. kinda like some of you do all the time on these forums..lol

magusat999
magusat999

Dead Rising just wouldn't be right without a PC release - I hope it happens, and I hope it isn't a PORT.

LEATHERFACE1550
LEATHERFACE1550

I hope they addbetter guns.........even though the ones in the first one was good

kkkudin
kkkudin

zombie walk like turtle... this easy game lol.. bored

Cerebyss
Cerebyss

Yes please at the very least have a limitless survival mode (and not one where your health keeps dropping unless you take out boss characters).

da_illest101
da_illest101

@ Intrakitt I admit i should have specified a new mega man X or legend game, not the original mega man series

andalore
andalore

I hope they make the game better, DR wasnt as good as it should have been

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Hope they get rid of the time limit, I just want to spend hours with the lawn mover.

connor93
connor93

Yay finally the PS3 and the PC users get to enjoy dead rising, i loved the first one but i might have to get this one on PC in hope of a good mod community.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

@Leons-Hell - I'm with you dude. I want to pump a Zombie's pie-hole full of quarters and then rip off his arm like an old one arm bandit. Sweeeeeeeet!!!

Leons-Hell
Leons-Hell

I was waiting for the original DR to come out on PC but forget that I want to kil zombies with slot machines.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Awesome! I'm going to pre-order this game for the great Xbox360! :D

Gaaragamer13
Gaaragamer13

oh yeah time for a new great game I've been waiting scine Fallout 3

RawhideSphinx
RawhideSphinx

There are a couple of things they need to change, save system, time constrants,etc... but since it's Capcom they will change nothing, because they are ignorant.

Holopaw
Holopaw

Yes, one of my favorite games of all times is back in action, thanks Capcom.

Gribb85
Gribb85

They better have Poker Cards acting as Shuriken Stars in this one.

DecadesOfGaming
DecadesOfGaming

I often think about playing through the original, but time limits combined with a ridiculous save system would only stress me out.

clauwman
clauwman

Oh, never mind. I didn't see those screen shots...

clauwman
clauwman

Can someone please tell me why everyone thinks that Frank West won't be in this next one? It doesn't say that in any of the articles I read...

aura_enchanted
aura_enchanted

this will be good if they dont make it into more of a sandbox game than a hack and slash game.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

They just made a new Mega Man, da illest. Do your homework kid.

_Brennan_
_Brennan_

Nice to see this coming to the PS3 :D

BulletsnOctane
BulletsnOctane

The original was golden. I can't wait to see more about this game in the coming months.

Shunjinko
Shunjinko

.... No Frank West? I will see you in hell, Blue Castle

Dreski83
Dreski83

Of course I'm happy to hear about this hot sequel officially being in production... I'm just a bit weary about another developer possibly mucking everything up... even if they got supervision :?

da_illest101
da_illest101

who cares about DR2, when is a new mega man game coming out

dark_surge
dark_surge

As long as they preserve what made the first game so great, while fixing it's handful of flaws (saving, having to answer cell phone) I'm all for it.