Dead Rising 1 and 2 remasters will run at 1080p and 60fps this September

Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will run $20 each, or you can get them as a bundle for a discounted price.

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In celebration of Dead Rising's 10th anniversary, Capcom will release remastered editions of the first two games, plus Dead Rising 2: Off the Record—a reimagining of Dead Rising 2 with original protagonist Frank West in the lead role—on Xbox One and PS4 next month.

On September 13, digital versions launch for $20 each. If you want to bag all three in a single purchase, the Triple Pack will run you $59.49—a whopping discount of 51 cents. However, you'll only pay $50 if you pre-order the Triple Pack starting today, receiving a more substantial discount of $10.

Capcom is staggering the physical releases of Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 for some reason. You'll be able to get the first game on disc on September 13, while Dead Rising 2 will be available at retail on September 27. Separately or together, physical or digital, all three games include their respective DLC costumes, and run at steady 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

There are some caveats. Capcom does not plan to release a retail version of Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. On top of all that, retail discs are exclusive to North America, and neither Dead Rising 2 nor Off the Record will be remastered on PC, since, ostensibly, the existing PC versions of those titles already have all the graphical bells and whistles Capcom is adding to the console editions.

Capcom remastered the first two games to get you revved up for Dead Rising 4, coming to Xbox One and PC on December 6.

"With 10 years of zombie expertise under our belt, we are looking forward to ushering in a new era of fans to survive the apocalypse with. What a time to be undead!" per Capcom Unity.

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