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.

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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?
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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