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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.

Read more: Studio believed to be working on Dead Island 3 »

"I don't understand the anger over day 1 dlc anyways. Who cares when they started working on or ..."
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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 'GameBreaker' DLC costs $5

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 'GameBreaker' DLC costs $5

In many video games, if you fancy having infinite ammo or being invincible, you can simply tap in a cheat code. But if you want those privileges, amongst others, in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, you'll need to cough up $5 for the 'GameBreaker' downloadable content, launching today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The GameBreaker DLC brings cheaty powers including giant hands, super damage, super speed, big head more, instant PP, messing with the clock, and more. In another game, in another time, these might have been typical cheats available for free, but you'll get to pay $5 (400 Microsoft Points) for them.

Watch: Frank going to town with the cheats »

"I'm digging OTR so far, there are a lot of little changes to the story that are pretty sweet, ..."
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Capcom Acquires Dead Rising 2 Dev Blue Castle

Blue Castle Games, the Canadian developer Capcom tasked with developing the sequel to its zombie-smashing game Dead Rising, has been acquired by the Japanese developer and publisher, Joystiq reports.

The studio, also responsible for the baseball series The Bigs and MLB Front Office Manager, will now be known as Capcom Game Studios Vancouver. Read more »

"I think they sell better in Japan then they do in the Western Market. Other then Street Fighter ..."
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Dead Rising Star Returns in Xbox 360-Exclusive Dead Rising 2 Epilogue 'Case West'

The Xbox 360 is to receive another exclusive Dead Rising 2 episode, this time in the form of an epilogue featuring the original Dead Rising's hero, photojournalist Frank West.

Dead Rising 2: Case West will have Frank helping the sequel's star Chuck Greene to clear his name, complete with a co-op mode that Capcom explains "will see the two protagonists delve deeper into the reasons behind the Fortune City outbreak and provide further links to the Willamette incident." Read more »

"ATTENTION GAME COMPANIES: This is how you do it. THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!"
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The Bigs 2 Platforms Confirmed

Following through on the unofficial revelation of The Bigs 2 a few days back, publisher 2K Sports has officially announced the sequel.

Developed again by Blue Castle, the studio that's also handling Dead Rising 2, the over-the-top baseball game will hit PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PSP this summer. Read more »

"Got a friend thats been working on this one for too long to be just a title screen swap."
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Dead Rising 2 Announced for PC, Consoles

Following constant teases and a viral video on Friday, Capcom today confirmed that The Bigs veteran Blue Castle is developing Dead Rising 2 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Following the original Xbox 360-only Dead Rising, which hit in 2006, the sequel will be set in the Las Vegas-inspired "gambling paradise of Fortune City." Capcom noted that the zombie virus is now "spreading unchecked throughout the United States." Read more »

"PC Version, nice. I just hope it doesn't get canceled like the Haze PC version did."
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Report: Dead Rising 2 in Development at Blue Castle

Vancouver-based Blue Castle Games is the developer of a Dead Rising sequel for publisher Capcom, according to a report today.

Eurogamer cites an anonymous source inside Blue Castle who is reportedly working on the zombie-killing action game. "Everyone's really excited; the team has obviously seen the rumors and it's been hard to keep quiet, but they can't wait to show off the game," said the source. Read more »

"How cheap do you want it? You can get it for $20 new from Amazon."
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