Dead Rising on US, EU Wiis this winter

The week after Capcom confirmed its Japanese release, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop is given a North American and European release window.

Buried in the information overload that was last week's E3 Media & Business Summit was the announcement that Dead Rising is coming to the Wii. Leaked scans from Japanese game magazine Famitsu revealed that the popular Xbox 360 game was being ported to Nintendo's console. Capcom reps confirmed to GameSpot that Dead Rising: Zombie no Ikenie was indeed in the works, but wouldn't comment on any release plans outside Japan.

Shopping carts as self-defense? Why not?

Today, though, Capcom formally announced Dead Rising will arrive on North American and European Wiis this winter. Called Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, the game will utilize the Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition engine. Screenshots show it has a similar setting as the Xbox 360 version, albeit with lower-quality graphics and fewer zombie opponents.

Like its 360 sibling, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows Frank West, a photojournalist whose craving for a scoop lands him in a small Colorado town overrun by the walking dead. After being dropped off by a helicopter, he finds himself trapped in Dawn of the Dead-esque shopping mall jam-packed with brain-hungry zombies shuffling around the grounds. Using a variety of items to defend himself--including everyday objects plucked from store shelves--West must fulfill his mission by snapping exclusive, up-close photos of his undead foes.

For a full rundown on the Xbox 360 edition of Dead Rising, check out GameSpot's positive review of the game.

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Jshaw71
Jshaw71

more moey for capcom and nintendo for an inferior game, yay!! but in all hinestly, i will pick up dead rising for the wii, if nothing moire to show my support for dead rising, and it seems like this game is much more structured, something hopefully the devs of dead rising 2 might keep in mind when making it...

B1G_DADDY
B1G_DADDY

it was also a 360 launch title so they wont have too dumb it down that much

jjrumbough
jjrumbough

whats the point of making the dam game if its just gonna be worse in quality and it just gonna be stupid. play it on xbox it way better

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

I wonder how they'll handle the fact that it was developed for the 360, a console that has much higher powered hardware than the Wii. Will they just lower the graphical quality of everything until it works? I'm really curious.

Lynx777
Lynx777

I'll just get a 360 and play it.

Ryan10901994
Ryan10901994

sweet! im getting this when it hits the shelves really cheezy/awkward title though :)

Beeker1
Beeker1

that will be crap on the Wii, theirs no way the Wii could support all those zombies on screen

juggalo
juggalo

HANG ON! WAIT A SECOND....you mean the Wii is actually getting a good game?? NO WAY. Oh wait. Its a port of a 2 year old game. Hohum. Back to Battlefield BC.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

This is the one game that I wanted for the 360 and now that it is on Wii I dont have that problem anymore. Yay.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

Vividnightmare "Seriously it's sequel time. Dead Rising 2 survivor! no more damn escort missions, what a way to blow a good game. I mean I could understand DR on the PS3 but they are majorly down grading the game to put it on the Wii? Does anyone get that? It's like taking gore out of Gears of War, yeah it's the same title but it loses one of it's key mechanics. Removing the masses of zombie from dead rising? It's basically a different and lower quality title now. good job money suckers." OMG! THE GAME WON'T BE IN HD! A few less zombies!!! The screen shot seems to have plenty, and RE4 had plenty, so...tough **** kids. What's really awesome is, how you're all crying about the Wii getting one of your *precious* games. Oh, and anonther hardcore game. Tough.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

lamprey263 "That's why I liked Clover Studios being at Capcom, because they rather promote art than greed, but when they left, not only did their talent go, but other Capcom members with integrety went as well. Dead Rising going to the Wii doesn't sound like a gamers dream, or won't once they play it, it'll be gimmicky just like lots of Wii titles are. Making Resident Evil 4 for the Wii wasn't a terrible idea," No, it was a brilliant idea, that was met with unanimous praise and sold like mad for a game that had already sold like mad. Your post is just sour grapes. Soon all of the first wave of development will be on the Wii, just as the sales charts are now beginning to be DOMINATED by Wii games.

zombey1333
zombey1333

Whoo. A port. How exciting. I can feel my pocket book pulling me to the store now. Or maybe that's something inside of my dieing. Who knows.

wizard_924
wizard_924

When Clover Studios died, so did a part of gaming integrity

lamprey263
lamprey263

That's why I liked Clover Studios being at Capcom, because they rather promote art than greed, but when they left, not only did their talent go, but other Capcom members with integrety went as well. Dead Rising going to the Wii doesn't sound like a gamers dream, or won't once they play it, it'll be gimmicky just like lots of Wii titles are. Making Resident Evil 4 for the Wii wasn't a terrible idea, though I wasn't in full support of it, but this is completely different. Making Dead Rising for the Wii is like making Call of Duty 4 as a downloadable cellphone game. They're trying to sell the name, not the game.

ps3thabest
ps3thabest

where is the ps3 version capcon dammit

someguy503
someguy503

So you guys don't think that because Capcom is able to work on a Wii port of RE4 and at the same time work on RE5 they wont be able to do the same here? So they didn't announce it on E3, so what? Next gen games take alot longer time to make than ports. For all we know they're in production in the game but can't give an exact release date!

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Again? give me a #$%^ break! xbox 360 only plz.

chang_1910
chang_1910

*feels that everyone here is going to kick her* but.. :D I own a ps3 and a Wii, so I could not play this one and I`m a horror fan. Is true, I would have prefer this on ps3, but either way :D

Serbine
Serbine

Well this is really good news for us Wii owner but why not release one of those new games you're working on.

Vividnightmare
Vividnightmare

Seriously it's sequel time. Dead Rising 2 survivor! no more damn escort missions, what a way to blow a good game. I mean I could understand DR on the PS3 but they are majorly down grading the game to put it on the Wii? Does anyone get that? It's like taking gore out of Gears of War, yeah it's the same title but it loses one of it's key mechanics. Removing the masses of zombie from dead rising? It's basically a different and lower quality title now. good job money suckers.

snake3rules
snake3rules

love the way everyone on this board is saying the exact right thing: GIVE US A SEQUEL ALREADY ! !

dmish82
dmish82

I loved Dead Rising and would like to see it come to the PS3 or see the sequel announced here. Come on already!

km1498
km1498

I got my fill of dead rising on the 360, all I want is a sequel.

DryvBy4Ever
DryvBy4Ever

DR2 please, not remakes of old games.

pennydad
pennydad

How about we get Dead Rising 2 out for the 360? That would be nice to play and it will look so much better. It's nice having a system that can put 300 zombies on the screen at once and not bog down. Looks like there are 12 in that shot. Seems like they are dropping the zombie count and in doing so changing the core of the game to get a quick buck on the Wii.

igabiga
igabiga

Im not going to be looking too far into this. I just want a sequel.... I liked Dead Rising a lot. It was a very fun game that i could play for hours on end.

Dawn_Patrol
Dawn_Patrol

Not too excited about this to be honest. Not because it is on the Wii but because it is Dead Rising it's self. That game was a missed chance. It probably sounded good on paper but in the final product it was partial disaster. Poor controls, poor save features, a crappy time limit on when the story should be finished instead of a no limit free roam styled gameplay. Nah, if they make a sequel it better sort all that is wrong with the original.

Crzy1
Crzy1

Was actually hoping more for a straight port, but didn't expect the Wii could handle it. Never know, might turn out to be a great game, but I'll wait for some word-of-mouth before I throw money at what looks to be a lesser version of a game I already have. Might give it a shot if they make some better picture taking mechanics, kinda tough to shoot good pics on the 360. @AlucardsFate: Doesn't look like many at all after the original, and why wouldn't you try to fight them all? Frank West is a beast with a baseball bat or sledgehammer. Hell, he's even pretty good at beating stuff with manequins and cash registers. =D

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I don't count having a port on the Wii as taking away a exclusive from the main consoles. I was hoping for Dead Rising 2 but I guess Capcom has to sucker a few people first.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

"stillereize This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Lets port a game to Wii with less zombies. That was the whole point of the game. The amount of zombies on one screen. Without that feature this isn't a Dead Rising game, it's Capcom trying to capitalize off of all those old farts playing bowling. Oh, that's right, old people bowling won't buy this game. Port the game to ps3 like Bioshock. Get real Capcom. Seriously disappointed in Capcom. Another wiitarded moment brought to you by Nintendo." Angry much that an once Exclusive Xbox 360 Game is no longer an exclusive? I don't get why people get so mad when a game gets ported over to another system. Do you not want your game developers to make all the money they can, so they can still make games with said money and keep games coming out? Obviouslly not.

maxxorz
maxxorz

This looks so terrible..

shaun_mcwayne
shaun_mcwayne

dunno if ill get this, i have xbox version and by the time it come out ill be playing res evil 5 which has 2 player co op and looks awsome.

FallenAngelXBL
FallenAngelXBL

i proberbly wont buy this, but i bet it would run better on the Wii than PS3 from the Abysmal port of Lost Planet...it managed worse graphics than 360 and still couldnt run it as smoothly...so from the latest capcom game on PS3 id say the wii has got a chance...still wont buy it though...damn capcom...

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

the zombies dont look any better than they did in resident evil 2

AlucardsFate
AlucardsFate

DiabloRaul has the best attitude about this. He's just happy for us Wii owning folks that we can experience a good game. I'd give you a cookie if I could. As far as stillerize's "this isn't a Dead Rising game" comment... I could swear it's titled Dead Rising....a game about being in a Colorado Mall filled with Zombies? (Hey I've lived in CO all my life!) Yup...certainly looks like a Dead Rising game... It still looks like a good amount of zombies are on the screen, not as many but still more then one man can handle alone. (You can't fight them all at once anyway...can you?)

Nomad0404
Nomad0404

Why not use the Resi4 engine to produce a version of Res5 on the Wii? Instead we get a game that does less zombies than Hunter on the XBox - great! I shall probably get it but it won't be the 100's zombies to slay fest that it is on 360

DiabloRaul
DiabloRaul

Woohoo! Zombie slaying action on the Wii!! I have a 360 but I'm glad another console will have such an awesome game.

stillereize
stillereize

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Lets port a game to Wii with less zombies. That was the whole point of the game. The amount of zombies on one screen. Without that feature this isn't a Dead Rising game, it's Capcom trying to capitalize off of all those old farts playing bowling. Oh, that's right, old people bowling won't buy this game. Port the game to ps3 like Bioshock. Get real Capcom. Seriously disappointed in Capcom. Another wiitarded moment brought to you by Nintendo.

AlucardsFate
AlucardsFate

Hey...I'm a Wiiophile with an HD set.... The truth is..most people don't own an HD set period....they are catching up. If only I could get my mum on that boat...

Kittie28
Kittie28

I guess they are responding to the demand of people without HDTV who want to play this game since most people who own a wii own standard defs. I actually bought my HDTV so I could read the font for the XBOX 360 game. Not worth it for the game alone but I'm glad I have my HDTV. I think for the Wii crowd they would need change things within the game like preventing respawning zombies and make it easier to save. I

ftjx
ftjx

I thought the subtitle: Chop til you drop was a joke made by the author

mastersword007
mastersword007

Where the hell are the zombies? If they can't make it like the 360 version (Which they can't), then why bother? You're just porting a good and fun game, but cut out the good and fun part first.

AlucardsFate
AlucardsFate

Who said that Galaxy is the best it can do? We are too early in this generation to tell exactly what the full potential of any of the 3 consoles is. "Stupid Waggle Controls you say?" Motion control is awesome when correctly used. Ever been to a large scale Wii Party? Play Wii Sports with like 6-14 other people...you have to pass Wiimotes around...but it's a blast. "Everyone, just get Dead Rising on the 360. The Wii version won't even be close to the real thing." Oh yeah...your assuming everyone has a 360. I don't. Are you telling me to buy one? Don't you dare tell me how to spend my money. I don't have so much of it.

Chocolateburger
Chocolateburger

Im going to get it XD it looks awesome though I do hope that "chop till you drop" isnt the subtitle for the game it just seems really cheesy :D

AlucardsFate
AlucardsFate

Yay! Another fine reason for me to own my Wii... And I can scratch that off of the list of only 2 360 games I want... Just gimmie my PS3 Ace Combat 6 and I'll be happy....

rgame1
rgame1

no thank you capcom.

hunter8man
hunter8man

Dead Rising 2 = E3 2009 I loved the concept of Dead Rising, but I ultimately gave up on it due to the wonky save system and that annoying janitor on the radio every 5 seconds. I hope they did something to alleviate that, but I might give it a try if it's priced right.