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Re-live the Original Zombie Outbreaks as the Classic Dead Rising Series Returns!!

 

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2016 is the year of Dead Rising and what better way to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the series than to re-live the classic zombie outbreaks. Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for digital download on September 13th, 2016 across North America and Europe. Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 will get physical releases in North America on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and the original Dead Rising will also be available on Steam as a digital download. What a time to be undead!

All three titles will return to take advantage of the current gen hardware systems, bringing the hilarious horror up to a gory-ous 1080p at 60 fps. Each new version of the game will also include all of the additional previously released DLC costumes.

 

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Dead Rising
Re-live the zombie outbreak that started it all and step into the shoes of freelance photojournalist Frank West. On the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, a tip leads Frank to the small suburban town of Willamette that’s been overrun by zombies. It’s a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign of an entire shopping mall, Frank can use any items he can find to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the nightmarish epidemic. Don’t forget to capture the insanity on film and show off those photojournalist skills along the way!

Dead Rising 2
The sequel to the original Dead Rising introduces Chuck Greene, a professional motorcycle racer. Surrounded by a huge horde of zombies in the casino town of Fortune City, Chuck finds himself in a race against time to obtain Zombrex, a life-saving drug that will keep his daughter Katey alive. Dead Rising 2 also takes the series one step further with the introduction of combo weapons like the “PaddleSaw”, two player co-op and thrilling four-player gladiator battles.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Photojournalist and original hero Frank West takes center stage to find his biggest scoop yet, returning in a reimagining of the Fortune City casino town from Dead Rising 2. The added Sandbox Mode allows players to explore the city and participate in deathly challenges, while Frank’s photo skills and upgraded camera features capture all of the violent and hilarious action up close.

Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be available to purchase as individual download titles on September 13th for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99. All three titles are also available as a “Dead Rising Triple Pack” pre-order bundle for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $49.99. In North America, a physical release of Dead Rising will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 13th and a physical release of Dead Rising 2 will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 27th.

Dead Rising 4
After fans have had the opportunity to play (or replay) the classic Dead Rising titles, join Frank West as he makes his heroic return to Willamette to investigate a new zombie outbreak during the holiday season. Dead Rising 4 comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 on December 6, 2016.

Happy zombie slaying!

Love, Capcom

 

Heazie’s Take:

The Dead Rising series has had my heart for a solid decade now.  I’ve owned every version of the game – including mobile and collector’s editions, sans PC – with all DLC released and I have no intention of stopping now.  I love zombies.  I love slaughtering zombies.  I love slaughtering zombies in the Dead Rising universe.  I know many people are uppity about Capcom doing remasters over backwards compatibility for Xbox One, but if you don’t understand the reason for that, you may not have a great understanding of business (which is fair enough).

I always prefer remasters, personally.  A chance to see upgrades in a game I love, while also allowing new Trophies and Achievements to be earned is a major draw for me, and I know it is for plenty of others, too.  I’m not saying I’ll sell my kidney for these releases, but I’m also not saying I won’t sell a kidney for it…  Enjoy plenty of screenshots.

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