Dead Rising Sequel Goes Multiplatform

By Spencer . February 9, 2009 . 8:50am

dr2 Dead Rising was an Xbox 360 exclusive unless you count the Wii-make, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop. Dead Rising 2 will invade three platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PCs .


Set years after the original outbreak, Dead Rising 2 is set in Las Vegas Fortune City where there are thousands more zombies to face. Scratch that tens of thousands of zombies to face. Weapons so far include a roulette wheel, baseball bat, guitar, bicycle, and giant cell phone. While Capcom and Producer Keiji Inafune are overseeing the project Blue Castle Games in Vancouver, Canada is acting as the developer. Before Dead Rising 2 they worked on The Bigs, an arcade style baseball game published by 2K Sports.


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  • Rebochan


    • Actually, Frank is nowhere to be seen. Not yet anyway.

      • You’re right! A closer look at the screens shows that it could be anyone.

        • alice

          He’s probably off covering wars, you know.

          • Strike_Man

            Not on the Wii version. ;)

          • Zach

            lulz VG cats!!!

  • Wake

    Change the save system = Double win.

  • Finally some DR2 screens. The graphics look like a nice upgrade and I’m not hating the location, looks fun being in a casino. I heard a rumor that Frank got a redesign though….so who knows, that might be him. Just a rumor though….

    Hopefully the game has better ally AI than the first game since I had to retry so many times because of stupid escorts trying to fight zombies on their own. Save system needs to either revamp or to be change completely. I wouldn’t mind some kinda co-op feature “if” they put some kinda multi-player in it.

    • lostinblue

      I doubt it’s frank, he has no camera.

      • I actually read on Kotaku that taking pictures won’t be in DR2. Years has passed and now the infection has spread here and there across the US….it wouldn’t be as big a scoop as it was in DR1 since Willamette was an isolated incident.

        Frank’s voice is in the DR2 trailer but who knows though, that guy may or may not be Frank. Still though, I’m pretty sure he’s just a new character and Frank will be in there somewhere. :D

        • lostinblue

          yeah, but frank was a photographer, having him without a camera wouldn’t make much sense, I think.

  • Aoshi00

    I have always been interested in the first one but was worried about the save system and time limit. Wonder if I need to play the first one before playing this. Definitely want this if they address both of those issues.

    • daizyujin

      The time limit is exactly the reason why I never started the game either. I just have never been a fan of a game that tells me how long I have to finish it. Sad though, as I love this kind of stuff.

      • Aoshi00

        I know, it’s a pity. I only tried the 360 demo and what little I’ve played was fun, you could kill zombies in a million ways. So now Casino sounds fun as heck.

        I’m intrigued by the bosses I read about, like there are some nuts in the mall who shoot you w/ a rifle, or there’s this evil clown.. also that secretary girl w/ glasses was so sexy :)

        Regardless I might just chk out this game one day if I can pick it up for $9.99.

      • Strike_Man

        The game is fairly cheap at this point, and you could always just drop the $4 or so for a rental and see if it’s your cup of tea. The time limit mostly works, but due to its presence, you will obviously _not_ be able to see and do everything in a single (or even a second) playthrough.

        However, story-wise, I’d assume it is very unlikely that you’d miss anything major in DR2 without playing the original. Most of the jokes and such were referencing other Capcom games and various zombie flicks, and I’d assume the game would have some sort of an intro video segment to get the newcomers and PS3 gamers up to speed on the, uh, deep plot..

        • daizyujin

          Yeah, I probably will rent it some day, but this month I am pretty well booked with the two Onechanbara games, HOD Overkill and Street Fighter 4.

  • daizyujin

    Hopefully this time the PC version will be released on time. Now that I actually have a rig I can play these games on, its kinda sad to have to wait.

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