Dead Rising demo...it's alive!

Xbox Live Marketplace now offering Capcom's mall-bound shopping-and-chopping spree; 1GB download limited to 15 minutes of play.

Early this week, haters of the undead drooled at Capcom's announcement that a demo for Dead Rising would be coming to Xbox Live Marketplace soon. Well, it's now time to sharpen those blades, polish those guns, and buff those mannequins (or whatever other makeshift weapons gamers can get their mitts on), because Capcom's Dead Rising demo has lurched silently onto Xbox Live.

Rather than give gamers a few full levels to toy around with, the Dead Rising demo operates on a time limit. The sampling offers 15 minutes of play, giving gamers a quick tease a few days before the full retail game is available in the US (August 8) and more than a month before its European release (September 8).

Despite the 15-minute time limit, the demo gives a good look at the final game, with cutscenes and numerous weapons available to play with. The game's hero, Frank, starts equipped with a sledgehammer and a shotgun, and as gamers progress through the zombie-infested mall, they can pick up other items to use against the undead meatbags.

Dead Rising is rated M for Mature, and will retail for $59.99 on the Xbox 360. The demo is not available in Germany, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, or Asia. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Willceace
Willceace

There's an uzi and a bottle of orange juice up on a veranda too. :D Uzi for brutal entertainment and juice for a refreshing drink that'll fill 3 or 4 health bars up. WOOT :)

zallapo
zallapo

All you Aussies who missed out on the Demo!...HERE"S HOW TO GET IT!!! 1. Go to your System Settings Blade 2. Go to LOCALE 3. Change your country from Australia to United States 4. Go browse back online, find the demo and wa-lah!!! Sweeeeeeeeeeet!!!!

kind_18cch
kind_18cch

all the zombies are adult, and how come GS can review before it come out???

Brduff
Brduff

Hey, there is a katan in the demo, you have to look hard for it, it is hidden. Look up when on the first floor and look for somthing that is unique.

benihya
benihya

This might sound stupid but it is true. I played the game for 2 hours on Sunday and I loved it. That same night I dreamed about me and two other people stuck in the mall That is surround it with zombies and these Zombies where different like the one From 28 days later, they were fast and smart. The dream felt real (very real) and I was very scared during and after. In the last 5 years good zombie movies and games came out more than ever before, and My question is: did any of you guys start having Zombie nightmares or fears that you never had before?

Carbinesoldier5
Carbinesoldier5

This explains why I couldn't find the Dead Rising demo...

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Xbox Live is just amazing. Only a fanboy would deny that. A free demo before the game's release is what I call 'awesome'. The demo is great and I will own Dead Rising on launch. Thank you, Capcom & MS!:D

Armageddon1212
Armageddon1212

Yea! The demo is awesome! Im glad I already preordered the game :)

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Yeah just get REEEAAALLLY close to a horde of zombies and start taking pictures. Don't worry if they start to kill you as long as your pics have all the action you'll get the best ratings LMAO.

kind_18cch
kind_18cch

Actually the demo can be download in anypart of the world. Btw, does any one know how the photo PP system works??

jake11977
jake11977

The Demo definitely has me salivating....Only a couple more days till a thousand zombie bodycount!

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Actually there is a way to get the demo in other countries. I did it when Chromehounds came out with the demo in Japan but I might get banned if I post how to do it here. You can Google it though.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

NEW meaning to "Guitar Hero". In guitar shop each guitar electric, bass, acoustics...etc. all have unique melee attacks.

Geo115
Geo115

Okay so dont blame M$ for it not being available in all countries.. This is due to your countrys ratings boards not certifing it for release.. as soon as it is cleared it will be available on marketlace. This demo is an unfinished build and is not the final game. The 1 Gb file size is due to the need to download the eintier game engine witch in this case is quite large. is has nothing to do with the time limit. The 15 mins is not that short and is a good teaser and is infinatly replayable.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

What kinda crappy servers you guys using? I have dsl and it only took 20min to download.

Fish345
Fish345

I am unable to find the dead rising demo on the marketplace. Can anyone help. I am in the UK and im having major trouble finding it!!!!!

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

After the recent demo shown on "On the spot", this is my most anticipated game of all time. Thank god for XBL Marketplace, because this game is bound to get banned or toned down for release in some countries, so I'll be able to play part of it at least. Thankfully our censor supports over the top violence, and this game definetly has a big sense of humour about it.

chickenoverlord
chickenoverlord

screw this... I'm Australian... we got screwed on the "worldwide" release of the xbox 360... by 4 months!!!!... don't get me wrong I LOVE my 360... by SCREW THIS!!!!! NO DEAD RISING DEMO ON LIVE!?!?!?!?!?!? WTF?!!?!?!?! SHAME MS SHAME

STARS_Splinter
STARS_Splinter

wow. I dont think I've had this much fun in a long, long time. Bring back the days of videogames that are just a riot to play!

coolbballeman
coolbballeman

the demo is hella fun. just beatting up zombies with any weapon is fun. too bad the area is small though nd whenever u enter a room or another area it jus ends up as a cliff hangar which sucks but still kool

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Great game, but please don't compare this to Oblivion, it doesn't come close...lol. Oblivion beats it on visuals alone.

dennisverhiest
dennisverhiest

This was the best gaming experience for me ever....and it's just the demo....can't wait :)

fhamner02
fhamner02

1 GB of good old fashioned zombie killing fun! Now, if you will excuse me, I must run off because the zombies are running after me again. :)

MicK765
MicK765

Y DOESN"T aUSTRALIA GET THE DAMN DEMO GRRR

BlackdogGT
BlackdogGT

"Survival is our God given right as Americans." Awesome. Simply awesome.

shepp4
shepp4

Mmmm not for mexico uhh?...¬¬ crap!

johobo
johobo

I already got a reserve. cant wait for this and saints row.

igabiga
igabiga

There is an uzi to the right of the main staircase, it is on a blue overhang. when u first spawn, go straight to the flight of stairs in from of you and kill all the zombies on it, then turn to the right until u see a blue overhand thing and jump onto it (when u jump to it you have to keep pressing "A" to get up) walk very carefully down to the end past the teddy bear and the box and there is an uzi (an uzi is a sub machine gun for those of you who arent familiar). there is just a bagette in the box. the uzi is awesome for dropping a crowd of zombies at once!

cerealkilas
cerealkilas

To find the katana go upstairs to the eating area (w/ blender) and drop down below to the mall area. There is an overhead tarp that you can fall on that has the katana on it.

wolfmm99
wolfmm99

This demo truly shows how good this game is gonna b ps: does anybody know where you can find the katana

silsbysimons
silsbysimons

I'm not at home and dont have my xbox *sob* but im coming home specificly on the 8th or 9th for this.... lol no demo for me tho

Busterg128
Busterg128

Hmm Where is it i can not find it. Buster UK

wenbin09
wenbin09

15 mins is just not enough.. can;t wait for the release!!

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

came back to say that I love this game! Definately worth a purchase!

trovello
trovello

the 2 best games to come out this month, dead rising and ninety-nine nights.

dsm_guy
dsm_guy

The two best 360 demos by far are form Capcom in Dead Rising & Lost Planet. Can't wait to get my hands on the full game.

Duminakan89
Duminakan89

This game is pretty cool im looking forward to getting it the 8th

thebill1979
thebill1979

Hmmm........smash zombies with anything imaginable or a GTA clone? I'm going with Dead Rising.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

I love it! It's ridiculous, silly and gruesome all in one!

coolfourcj
coolfourcj

never mind I found It. LOL!! of course the last place you look Right Next to you.

ultrazone
ultrazone

go in the warehouse for ending number 5...thats the best one too. Anywho, a most awesomely fun demo...good week for demos in my opinion. First Saints Row now this...i'm happy with XBL

coolfourcj
coolfourcj

This Demo is definatly awesome. So how many diffrent endings has everyone Found? So far I know about the 4: 1. The Time runs out and you see a red eyed zombie at night outside the mall. 2. You go to the movie theater and some crazy preacher is in there with a big ass sword and bunch of people tied up. 3. You go out to the courtyard and there are some convicts bashing skulls on a Humvee. 4. you go to the main lobby and a father ans his two sons are hanging out on the second floor ready to blow your head off with a sniper rifle.

Grego64
Grego64

the demo is free shellshocker

rwbojorquez
rwbojorquez

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