Confirmed: Dead Rising Wii-bound...in Japan
[UPDATE] After Famitsu reports Capcom's zombie actioner will be ported to Nintendo's console this winter, publisher's NA arm confirms; US release "TBD."
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Going into this year's E3 Media & Business Summit, many of Capcom's faithful were hoping for news on the long-speculated sequel to the 2006 Xbox 360 zombie razer Dead Rising. Instead, however, Capcom chose to devote its entire E3 press conference to the upcoming silver-screen adaptation of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, which will be penned by David Hayter (of Solid Snake voice-acting fame) and produced by former Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer Avi Arad.
With Dead Rising 2 thus far a no-show, it now appears as if E3 2008 won't be completely devoid of domestic zombie genocide. The latest issue of Japanese gaming staple Famitsu reports that the original Dead Rising is headed to Nintendo's console this winter. As scanned by Wii@Everyday and translated by GameSpot, the game appears as if it will be much the same as the Xbox 360 hit, though it will incorporate gesture-based combat, thanks to the Wii Remote's motion-sensing capabilities.
[UPDATE] Speaking with GameSpot, Capcom senior director of communications and community Chris Kramer confirmed that Dead Rising will be released for the Wii in Japan. However, when queried about a North American release, Kramer demurred, saying all other regions are "to be determined."