Capcom Ships Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop for Wii

February 24, 2009


Wii Gamers Get Their Own Taste of
Zombie-laden Insanity with Humor, Hordes of the Undead and a Variety of Weapons
at the Player’s Disposal

Capcom is pleased to announce that Dead Rising™: Chop Till You Drop ships today
for the Wii™ home video game system. Taking advantage of the same proven
technology that brought Resident Evil® 4 so successfully to Wii, Dead Rising:
Chop Till You Drop delivers a more intuitive and interactive experience as
players use the Wii Remote™ to shoot, slash and bludgeon their way through a
zombie infested shopping mall, fighting for survival.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop
follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist
on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his
way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become
overrun by zombies. Frank escapes to the local shopping mall, thinking it will
be a bastion of safety but turns out to be anything but. A true struggle to
survive the endless stream of enemies, players luckily have full reign of a
realistic shopping centre and its varied stores offering an endless supply of
real and makeshift weapons to fight off the flesh-hungry mob. If Frank is
running low on health he can pay a visit to one of the many restaurants or cafes
for a meal in order to restore his energy and continue the fight.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop’s
campy humor delivers welcome relief to players as they battle against an
incessant tide of zombies and challenging bosses. Intense moments will give way
to hilarious interludes as players get a kick out of dressing Frank up in a
variety of comedic costumes and taking on the undead hordes with an impressive
variety of improvised and sometimes highly ineffective weapons such as a toy
sword or football.

The game is split into a series of
individual cases all of which Frank must complete in order to gain vital
information that will allow him to piece together the truth behind the
horrendous epidemic. In addition to the cases, players will be faced with the
dilemma of deciding the rescue priority of the residents of Wilamette who also
sought sanctuary in the mall. Depending on the player’s skill, some may not be
so fortunate as each rescue needs to be undertaken in a set time period,
therefore players may need to delay completion of a case in order to save a
fellow human.