Dead Rising reanimating on PS3?

Source: A comment from Capcom's John Diamonon on the official PlayStation Blog. The official story: "Dead Rising: Chop 'til You Drop coming for the Wii!"--Tight-lipped and promotion-minded Capcom senior communications director Chris Kramer. What we heard: Last Friday, Diamonon posted the latest in...

Source: A comment from Capcom's John Diamonon on the official PlayStation Blog.

The official story: "Dead Rising: Chop 'til You Drop coming for the Wii!"--Tight-lipped and promotion-minded Capcom senior communications director Chris Kramer.

What we heard: Last Friday, Diamonon posted the latest in a series of behind-the-scenes looks at Bionic Commando Rearmed to the PlayStation Blog, and in a display of dedication to the message, spent the weekend posting personal replies to nearly every commenter. On Sunday night, a user going by the name renanbianchi posted a note applauding Capcom for its support of the PlayStation 3 and begging for a new installment of Dead Rising.

Diamonon answered the plea, simply saying, "You haven't seen the last of Dead Rising." When another poster asked if that was confirmation of Dead Rising for PS3, he replied that he was "not confirming anything, just hoping." After a bit more pestering, he finally just said, "There's nothing more I can say regarding DR except that you'll have to wait and see."

As Kramer pointed out, gamers already knew they hadn't seen the last of Dead Rising, as there is a Dead Rising game coming out for the Wii. Unfortunately, it's simply a port of the original game reworked for Nintendo's console to incorporate the motion-sensing Wii Remote.

Whether or not Diamonon was cruelly toying with Capcom fans' hopes by obliquely referring to the Wii edition of the game in a way that was open to interpretation, a new Dead Rising should be seen as inevitable at this point. According to the industry-tracking NPD Group, the game has sold more than 850,000 copies at US retailers alone. In early 2007, Capcom executive vice president Mark Beaumont called it "a new franchise that we can use for years to come."

As for Dead Rising coming to the PS3 specifically, that doesn't seem to be implied in Diamonon's statement so much as inferred by readers based on where the comment was appearing. A port of the original would seem a bit dated, but that didn't stop Oblivion, BioShock, or Capcom's own Lost Planet from belatedly making the jump to Sony's console. And if there is a sequel, the realities of development would almost require a cross-platform approach.

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus. Publishers don't take on all the risk and expense of creating an original game and marketing it to death just to abandon it after one shot. They mine it for all it's worth, and the Dead Rising mine in particular is far from exhausted. Like the shambling corpses that litter the Willamette Park View Mall food court, Dead Rising will return. It's just a matter of "when," not "if."

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hveshdon
hveshdon

The xbox 360 modding is the greatest thing that happened to the xbox. I had a friend that would mod xboxes all the time for pretty cheap. Its good to see that there are a bunch of nerds that still are holding on to the pS3. www.teammindgames.com

jackbrosnan
jackbrosnan

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Leons-Hell
Leons-Hell

The PS3 could do a much better job than the WII. They had to downgrade the number of zombies because the hardware isn't good enough, lets hope capcom goes back to Sony for the sequel

ss4kimimaro
ss4kimimaro

happy they might put on ps3 but im not paying 60 dollars for something thats 20 on 360 how bout they put online and have up to 20 others players in one mall and 40 new weapons and improved graphics and when you hit at same time a grapple then maybe it will be worth 60

mbettosai
mbettosai

i don't mind at all waiting for DR! hope it's really coming for PS3

Mr_meow432
Mr_meow432

I will buy the game again if only the make the mega-man blaster more powerful and able to charge it as well. That was a weak ass gun.

Mr_meow432
Mr_meow432

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masteryoung
masteryoung

I no there bringing a port for the wii, but waiting any longer for a ps3 port, they should just make dead rising 2 or something.

Koushin
Koushin

@atteriramknight: While I feel the same they shouldn't just port it but make a complete original sequel and unlike the 360 version which was great except for one thing...NO CO-OP, actually include a CO-OP mode ala what Left 4 Dead is doing!! That would be outstanding!

atteiramknight
atteiramknight

i hope Dead Rising gets ported to PS3, i love zombie games

andowilliams
andowilliams

There's something here that really attracted my attention so much... I don't know if this renanbianchi guy who's begging for Dead Rising is the same renanbianchi guy I found here: http://www.360mods.net/Forums/viewtopic/t=1248.html If that's the same renanbianchi who, according to picklesrocks, is a PS3 beggar, this guy seems involved in some not-so-legal activities regarding his console's "development", in this case, his Xbox 360. I also found his "activities" in some links lead to, say, PS3 hack? First he applauded Capcom, then he begged for a new installment of Dead Rising (in PS3, right?). Even if Dead Rising finally released in PS3, I doubt this guy will buy the legal copy. He probably already "modded" his PS3 so bad. And I doubt he owns a legal copy of Xbox 360's Dead Rising... Still, he applauded. ^^ Oh well, whatever... Never mind what I said. Just some thoughts. ^^ ps: no hard feelings here, I own PS3 too, among Xbox 360 and Wii. ^^

tipipipity
tipipipity

if they took away the bloody convicts in the park it would have been better.they were really annoying

tipipipity
tipipipity

if they took away the bloody convicts in the park it would have been better.they were really annoying

jandogg
jandogg

Well this is fair, since microsoft is buying all the exclusives, i think sony should do the same.

raverrozza
raverrozza

define an exclusive picklesrocks then retype your statement...

picklesrocks
picklesrocks

ps3 beggars, cant make any good exclusives themselves *cough* *haze* *cough*

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

I guess the wii was also begging to get it since they are curb-stomping the 360 into the ground like the PS2 did last gen right?

Urobach
Urobach

If they make a new one, i hope they add rag doll that would make the game 100 times more hilarious.

diamond2d
diamond2d

I New the time would come when PS3 starts begging for 360 exclusives lmao, desperate times call for desperate meassures

Ultima-Chocochu
Ultima-Chocochu

I wanted to try this game out, hopefully it'll see a release for the PS3.

Ares360
Ares360

Dead Rising was a smash hit on 360 and still is a platinum hit. Sony should make a PS3 version maybe with extras just for the PS3 owners.

amulbocus
amulbocus

I would buy this for the ps3 as i like these type of wierd, retro, cartoony type games. Something for the ps network maybe (£20 max).

JamesSoprano
JamesSoprano

If they don't release it for PS3 then their Crazy but it should be some import from the 360 .. they gotta add tons of new stuff .. too bad we couldn't get our own dead rising game like DR2 perhaps .. i mean i played completed 360 version but i rather a DR2 then DR1. game was ok but got old real fast

elmejor_10
elmejor_10

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jknight5422
jknight5422

I doubt they'll remake the original DR for the PS3. The tech is too old. But perhaps a sequel DR2 will be multi-platform..that seems to be the trend these days.

Shunjinko
Shunjinko

If Dead Rising is coming to the PS3, they got to put some online action, even if the action-gameplay is awesome, the game itself is rather short for more than a rental

thegame1980
thegame1980

How about he was simply hinting at Dead Rising 2? Come on people! Oh and if you wanna play Dead Rising so bad should have bought a 360. It's the reason why I did.

aaronobst
aaronobst

If, eventually it does come then the only logical thing to say would be W00t!!!

dth_dlr
dth_dlr

great news for ps3 owners, dead rising is a great game

Kezman118
Kezman118

Y not? They did it on the Wii (of all places)

lostboy85
lostboy85

This game would be great on the ps3. i hope its not bogus.

I1yodsyo1I
I1yodsyo1I

If they can fix some controls (like driving) and add exclusive content, then its a must buy. Lets hope Romero doesnt sue Capcom... again

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

That would be awesome, as i never got to play the original except at my friends house. Though I am buying a 360 soon, so it doesn't really make that much of a difference. Still, good news for people who only own a PS3

lbjkurono23
lbjkurono23

I hope they add a free roam mode, where you are allowed to play the game without worrying about the time or health depletion( the so called inf mode)

sieg6529
sieg6529

this game was so ripe for downloadable content extensions; why did they not exploit it?

Zee666
Zee666

Less storyline, more kiling and staying alive for a sequel. Zombie games should never have storylines and it was the things that ruined dead rising for me personlly.

Wozmcfc
Wozmcfc

Dead Rising was one of my favorite games for my Xbox, and I did miss it when I sold my Xbox for a PS3 so now its coming out for it I'm happy.

tyzwain
tyzwain

Well it was in Official Nintendo magazine that DR would be coming to the Wii. Screenshots 'n all. Looks good as far as I'm concerned.

yodathewise
yodathewise

Mmmmm. I only want a new save system, smarter AI, a new setting and more zombies, even though there are already hundreds. More I say. MORE!

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

cool. i thought i was the only one who wanted this game so badly. i mean...who DOESN'T love running around a mall killing hundreds of zombies? the possibilities are endless.

Ikthog
Ikthog

Perhaps they'll make the save system reasonable... great game, rendered infuriating by an archaic save limitation. And they should add a free-roaming, time-unlimited play mode, as bashing zombies was the fun part anyway. Maybe a zombie bowling mode? Zombie baseball? OK, maybe I'm getting carried away now.

Ohaidere
Ohaidere

"A reason for me to finally get a ps3." You know this game has been out for 360 for what, 2 years now? Still, awesome game for any PS3 and Wii owners who haven't gotten to play it.

snoopy248
snoopy248

Yes! I was hoping this would come to the PS3! Whoo!

revway
revway

A reason for me to finally get a ps3.

Thewbacca
Thewbacca

This does look somewhat intruiging. Not on par with any of the Ps3 exclusives, but still intruiging.