Dead Rising 2 Due This Year, Movie Planned

By Chris Faylor, Jan 26, 2010 9:20am PST Capcom today narrowed down the release window of Dead Rising 2, vowing that the sequel it describes as "Zombie Paradise Action" will arrive sometime during 2010.

While vague--the company offered no additional details regarding dates or specific territories--the timeframe still comes as good news to zombie-slaying fanatics, as Capcom previously said it was due by March 31, 2011.

[UPDATE 1/31/09] Capcom has clarified that the 2010 target is worldwide. [/UPDATE]

Unlike the first Dead Rising, which was developed internally at Capcom and exclusive to Xbox 360 and followed years later by a TOSE-helmed Wii de-make, Dead Rising 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with development marking a "collaboration" between the original team and The BIGS developer Blue Castle Games.

And, hey, bonus, Capcom also passed along word of a new live-action film based off the franchise, dubbed Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun, with a wonderful trailer just below:

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  • Dead Rising was the reason I got a 360 back in '06. It's also the reason I got a HDTV (so I could read the text!). Having said that, I never got around to finishing the game. It was fun and enjoyable (particularly once I could read the text and see what I was supposed to do), but it just had so many flaws. The controls were very sluggish, aiming was horrid, how communication with Otis was handled, the goofy navigation arrow and it's weirdness, the quirked save system (personal preference I admit, but they could have made that work despite one save per profile), it list just goes on and on.

    I have hopes for the second one, especially since it's gonna be on the PC, but I'm gonna wait to see what my fellow Shackers think rather than a blind purchase.