Dead Rising 2

XB360, PS3, PC / Action / Release: Sep 28, 2010 / ESRB: M

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Capcom Essentials bundle coming October 8, includes free bag

Capcom Essentials bundle coming October 8, includes free bag

The Capcom Essentials bundle, which packages together five games, is coming on October 8 for $59.99. Capcom confirmed the price and date yesterday, and threw in a travel bag to boot.

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Capcom Essentials bundle includes Resident Evil 6 and four other games

Capcom Essentials bundle includes Resident Evil 6 and four other games

Quick! Name Capcom's five best games from this generation. You probably wouldn't include Resident Evil 6, but it's nonetheless part of a collection that Capcom claims is "Essential."

Originally leaked by a retail listing, the publisher later confirmed the bundle's existence to Joystiq.

Read more: The five games listed and priced »

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Xbox Games with Gold offers Crackdown & Dead Rising 2 in August

Xbox Games with Gold offers Crackdown & Dead Rising 2 in August

Like PlayStation Plus, Xbox Live Gold now offers subscribers free games. Last month, members were able to get Defense Grid and Assassin's Creed 2 gratis. What's on tap for this month?

Tomorrow, Gold members will be able to download the original Crackdown ($15 value). Then on August 15th, subscribers will be able to pick up both Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Case Zero ($35 value). Unlike PlayStation Plus, these games can be kept forever, regardless of an ongoing Gold subscription.

Read more: But what happened to Halo 3 and AC2? »

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Dead Rising 2 developer hiring for game with 'no zombies'

Dead Rising 2 developer hiring for game with 'no zombies'

Capcom Vancouver, the studio behind Dead Rising 2 and its various spin-offs, is hiring for what it calls Capcom's "next big game." This comes just after we spotted "Dead Rising 3" on an animator resume, but Vancouver may not be working on the sequel.

Read more: 'No Zombies' »

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'Dead Rising 3' spotted on Blur animation resume

'Dead Rising 3' spotted on Blur animation resume

Capcom seems prepped for another entry in the Dead Rising franchise, unsurprising considering the financial success of Dead Rising 2. Mention of a sequel has popped up on a resume, suggesting Capcom is prepped to make an announcement soon.

Read more: Blur Animation Studios cinematic work »

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Dead Rising 2 dev hit by layoffs

Dead Rising 2 dev hit by layoffs

Capcom Vancouver, formerly known as Blue Castle Games, has been hit by layoffs. The team is best known for their work on Dead Rising 2 (all four of them).

The studio confirmed layoffs via Twitter: "Capcom Vancouver has let go 7% of our employees as a result of unsuitable fit with the studio goals." Intriguingly, in spite of the layoffs, the studio claims that it is still hiring.

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Capcom sees record revenues in FY2011

Capcom sees record revenues in FY2011

Capcom revealed its earnings for fiscal year 2011, which ended on March 31, and unlike last year it's good news for the company. Net sales increased 46.2% to 97.7 billion yen ($1.2 billion). Operating income was up 155.8%, and ordinary income was up 132.6%. Net income increased to 7.7 billion yen ($95 million), up a whopping 257.6% from the prior year. The company says this marks record net sales, operating income, ordinary income, and net income.

Monster Hunter Freedom 3 was credited for a large part of the profits, which shipped more than 4.6 million units and became the fastest-selling PSP game. Capcom also credited Western-focused games Dead Rising 2 and Marvel vs Capcom 3 for two million units each. In alternative revenue streams, the company said the online title Monster Hunter Frontier Online showed "solid performance," and the Facebook and iOS social game Smurfs Village had a surprising level of downloads. Read more »

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Daily Filter: November 2, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for MLB 10: The Show, Unbound Saga, Woody Two-Legs: Attack of the Zombie Pirates, Blood Drive, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, LittleBigPlanet 2, Firefall, Dead Rising 2, Antiques Roadshow, and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Read more »

"FYI the Unbound Saga pic links to the original PSP version, not the new 360 screens."
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Capcom Reports Sales Up, Profits Down in First-Half of Fiscal Year 2010

Citing the "substantial underperformance" of Lost Planet 2 as one hurdle--relative to sales projections--within the last six-month period, Capcom revealed its net profits were down for the first-half of the fiscal year 2010, while sales were up.

In the report, Capcom noted that sales increased to 4.7 percent during the fiscal year (which ends on March 31, 2011), while net profit dropped 39.9 percent. Read more »

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Daily Filter: October 19, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is jam-packed with content, so let's get going. We've got new media from Trine 2, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Rift: Planes of Telara, Battlefield: Heroes, Dead Rising 2, EA Sports MMA, League of Legends, Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy, and Tron: Evolution. Read more »

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September NPD: Halo Reach Reigns; PlayStation Move, Metroid: Other M and Dead Rising 2 Debut Strong

Although they will no longer provide any of those pesky "numbers" we all like so much, the NPD Group has released its report for the month of September. As Microsoft announced earlier, Halo: Reach topped the charts, selling 3.3 million units in its first month of sale.

Capcom's Dead Rising 2 took the third spot across three platforms, despite launching on September 28 in North America. EA Sports saw three of its titles land in September's top ten, with Madden NFL 11, NHL 11, and FIFA Soccer 11 invading the month's top five sellers. New exclusive titles Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep for the PSP and Nintendo Wii's Metroid: Other M also had strong debuts. Note: The NPD Group no longer lists software as individual platforms. Sales for all platforms will now be combined when listed in the "Top Ten" and no figures will be released to the public from the NPD Group. Read more »

"Wedbush announced that PS3 sold like 312,000 hardware units also. Honestly, even with the Slim ..."
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Daily Filter: October 11, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter includes new media for Medal of Honor, Dynasty Warriors Online, Dinner Date, Dead Rising 2, Knights in Shining Armor: Our King's Tale Episode One, Ultima Online, the X-series Superbox, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, and Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage. Read more »

"ultima online was amazing when it first came out. than it got popular and all the fucks ..."
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Upcoming DLC Packs Give Dead Rising 2's Chuck New Wardrobe Options

Related Topics – Dead Rising 2, xbox 360, DLC, PlayStation 3, PC

Dead Rising 2 senior producer Josh Bridge laid out some of the DLC planned for Dead Rising 2 in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Four packs--originally offered as pre-order bonuses across multiple retailers--staggered over the coming four weeks, give the game's lead character, Chuck, new outfits with associated special powers. Though announced on the PlayStation Blog, Shacknews confirmed with Capcom that the same packs will be available simultaneously on Xbox Live.

First up is the "Psychopath" pack, due on October 12. It offers a horror movie look with a soiled apron and sinister mask. Donning these makes Chuck stronger and deadlier with classic "tools of the trade" like the chainsaw, cleavers, axes, and machetes. Read more »

"No word on pricing yet? It also sucks that the ninja one is outside the 2400 MS points ..."
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Daily Filter: September 24, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for John Daly's ProStroke Golf, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Explodemon, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll, Quantum Theory, Warriors: Legends of Troy, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, Disney Sing It: Party Hits, Dead Rising 2, Vindictus, Medal of Honor, and DC Universe Online. Read more »

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Dead Rising 2 Launch Trailer is Grindhouse-Inspired

Dead Rising 2 will be released on September 28 in the US and on September 24 in Europe. While you wait, enjoy the following trailer, full of grindhouse influence and zombie killing.

It also does a good job of setting up the game's story, which many of you may have already been exposed to in prologue form in the $5 'Case Zero' game.

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"Where is missing Dead Rising 1 in Playstation 3? :[ I want to have both games on this ..."
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