The Dead Walk Again as Capcom Confirms Dead Rising 2

February 9, 2009

The Dead Walk Again as Capcom
Confirms Dead Rising 2

Sequel to 1.5 million-plus seller
announced for multiple gaming platforms

Capcom today confirmed that Dead
Rising 2 is in development for three different gaming platforms: the Xbox 360,
PLAYSTATION 3 and Windows PC. The sequel to the 1.5 million-plus selling Dead
Rising, Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing
fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune
City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be
used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.

Dead Rising 2 is set several years
after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie
virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked
throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie
outbreaks continue to strike.

Dead Rising 2 is being developed in
partnership with up and coming Canadian developer Blue Castle Games. A number of
members from the original Dead Rising team will be working alongside Blue Castle
Games throughout the development process, including Capcom’s global head of
research and development, Keiji Inafune, who as the game’s Producer will play an
active role in the project.

Released in 2006, Dead Rising won
praise across the globe for its mix of intense zombie action and dark humor,
garnering numerous awards including IGN’s “Most Innovative Design for Xbox 360”,
Gamespot’s “Best Action-Adventure Game” for 2006 and “Action Game of the Year”
at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards.

Further details concerning the story
and gameplay of Dead Rising 2 will be made available shortly.