Dead Rising Hands-On Preview

It turns out there's actually a lot more to this Xbox 360 gore-fest than smashing as many zombies as you can in the face.

From GameInformer : "In previous coverage of Dead Rising, we talked about the overall gameplay structure and story elements (February, April). With this latest build we can now speak to the progression system, alternate unlockable game modes, the first boss fight, and how far the game is coming as a whole.

As you work your way through the game, you can earn prestige points by escorting survivors to safety, killing zombies, completing cases, and taking pictures. Every time you level up, photojournalist Frank West will gain either an attribute upgrade or one of approximately 45 different skill maneuvers (including a jump kick, shoulder climb, and various other wrestling style moves). Different attributes include attack power, speed, maximum health, item capacity, and throw distance.

The main story moves along by completing cases. In the past, Capcom has maintained that these were a completely optional part of the game. But now they have decided to require the player to complete case files in order to progress past predetermined points. "You cannot, as previously stated, sit in a closet for the whole 72 hours," Capcom said in a statement."

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omansteveo6501d ago

This game looks fun zombie klling madness count me in...YEAH!

mikeeno76501d ago

sounds good. Want those loading screens to be reduced though...

Arsenic136501d ago

whos that weird satanic lady! i hope as well loading is fixed from now 2 august! , I need this game , thank u Capcom! (xoxo)


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Underpants429d ago

Shame loved the Dead Rising series. Even enjoyed 4 but not sure why they removed the campain co op.

TheColbertinator429d ago

A zombie lover like me will always wait for a new Dead Rising.

hotnickles429d ago

Dead rising 1 was one of my favorite games back in the day. I never got into the others like I did DR1. DR2 was ok but 3 and 4 were kinda lame.

Kakyouin429d ago

Absolutely agree with you 100%. 1 was A MASTERPIECE even though it had several things that were not that good. But still a very solid title. And the ending was EPIC.

hotnickles429d ago (Edited 429d ago )

I agree. I’ll never forget grinding the zombies in the parking tunnels to get the mega buster weapon. Its uniqueness will always stand out to me and is high up on my all-times.

MasterChief3624429d ago (Edited 429d ago )

When I got over the rather bland art direction of Dead Rising 3, I actually fell in love with that one. Dead Rising 4 on the other hand.... :(

It's a real shame the Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + Alpha DLC isn't available on PC. It was one of the best DLCs I've ever played, it was so fun! But alas... I no longer have my Xbox One :(

hotnickles429d ago

I should give it another try on the newer Xbox controllers. I remember jumping over to the Xbox controller was a big peeve for me. I loved the 360 controller and dead rising was one of my very first games on it. The Xbox one controller felt cheaply and loose and it bugged me. I don’t feel that way with the series x one.

Kakyouin429d ago

Never played 3 or 4 but I read they weren't the same. As for 1 I guess the character played the "path of the hero" so well, no other title could keep it up with. 2 had to have another instance with Frank. And that's what I loved about the first: Frank was a good for nothing and still was the hero. He was not funny, he was not the hero everybody wanted. He was just there "for a good story". And the psychos..... my goodness!! Adam, the snipers, the three prisoners on the garden, the cult! MY GOODNESS!

Nebaku429d ago

Good Riddance. Capcom Vancouver's entries are a big stain on what was a great, charming game series.

The ideas shown here are the pinnacle of their ineptness. Yeah, let's remove items on the ground, a core mechanic to the franchise, and one that people would show they still love in BOTW 2 years later.


Dead Rising Is Proof That Sometimes You Shouldn’t Listen To Feedback

TheGamer Writes "Dead Rising first burst onto the scene 16 years ago. At the time the game was a groundbreaking technical achievement, and a great showpiece for the then-new Xbox 360 due to how many zombies it could cram onto the screen at once. However, it was more than a mere tech-demo. Dead Rising captivated fans with engaging gameplay that allowed you to use almost anything as a weapon, packing that choice with unique bosses and an iconic protagonist in Frank West."

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RavenWolfx516d ago

I loved DR1 and 2. 3 was pretty decent, but 4 was just bad.

traqueia516d ago (Edited 516d ago )

I definitely agree.

What I always found amazing in DR1 was how it was a survival game first and a sandbox game second, and not the other way around...

Your weapons were resources for specific situations, and you always had to juggle your resources and plan your runs... "I'm gonna get two X weapons on this store for hordes and then I'll get to that other store and get Y weapon for Z boss".

Although the trend of combining weapons that started in DR2 and so on was fun, it removed that layer of strategy and streamlined the series too much by catering to the "it's too hardddd :((" crowd, since you only had to focus on crafting the same 2-3 kinds of strong weapons and you're good for the rest of the game...

shinoff2183516d ago

This was one of the games I got an Xbox 360 for back when. Dead rising. Lost odyssey. Blue dragon. Alan wake. Anyway the last 3 didn't disappoint. I thought dead rising was kinda eh. I didn't like the setup or how it played out. It's been years but if I remember right it was some kind of timer during the missions or whatever you wanna call them. Straight turned me off. I never even tried the sequels.

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Ranking The Dead Rising Games From Worst To Best

The Dead Rising series has enjoyed a long and storied history over the years, but which game in the series is best?

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