This is exciting. Or could be, if it ends up being true. Animator Jeremie Passerin recently listed Dead Space 3 – Game Cinematic among the projects he’s worked on at Blur Studios. This could mean there’s a trailer on the way for the game, or it could be a mistake (though I’m going to hope it’s the former). Dead Rising 3 has been alarmingly silent for some time now, but zombies are bigger than ever now so I don’t see why Capcom wouldn’t want to officially unveil another game in the wacky franchise. What makes this even more exciting is Blur is the studio behind some of the most memorable video game trailers of all time, including Batman: Arkham City, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, BioShock 2, and many more.
In related news, Capcom Vancouver — the studio that developed Dead Rising 2, Case Zero, and Case West — is hiring for a brand new game they’re saying won’t have zombies in it. This could mean a new developer has picked up the reigns for the third game, assuming it’s in development.
First off, you might be wondering to yourself, “Wasn’t the third game already announced?”, to which I’ll reply, you sir or madam, are very astute. The next game in the Dead Rising universe, dubbed Dead Rising 2: Off the Record was unveiled at Capcom’s Captivate event earlier this month. The only thing is, this isn’t necessarily a followup to the events in Dead Rising 2, instead it’s more of a “what if” scenario had Frank West been in the game originally. Does it make much sense? No, not really, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be blow our minds with how great it is.
Let’s set Off the Record off to the side so we can have a chat about Dead Rising 3 and what Capcom and Blue Castle can do to make it the bestest. game. evar. Whether or not you’re a fan of the series (I tend to find myself flip-flopping between mindless fun and heavy frustration when playing these games) there’s no denying they have some serious issues. Sure they’re fun, quirky and there’s no shortage of fantastically brutal ways to dismember/burn/freeze/mow down the undead but much of the potential fun is held back by some serious flaws. Here are some of the things that are really holding the series back, as well as a few things the series needs to keep in the next game. READ MORE
Before we were able to get our anxious hands on Dead Rising 2 we were given Case Zero, DLC that essentially bridged the gap between the first and second games, introducing us to many of the advancements and gameplay in the new game. Capcom took a risk with Case Zero and were rewarded with the astounding success the DLC received (it was downloaded over half a million times). It was so effective Capcom looks to be implementing the same idea for the upcoming Dead Rising 3.
Unlike the second game that followed a different cast of characters and an entirely different location, the DR3 is likely to continue with everything established in Dead Rising 2, including its epilogue that reintroduced the original’s protagonist Frank West. CVG has the scoop, discussed in their interview with Capcom COO David Reeves who discusses their interest in continuing the episodic approach to DLC. READ MORE