Dead Rising 2 Due This Year, Movie Planned

BOOM widget 85879Capcom 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: BOOM video 3787