In celebration of the Dead Rising series’ 10th anniversary Capcom will be porting Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record to both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. With the huge increase of power over the last generation of consoles, all games will now advantage of that extra horsepower and will be in full 1080p and running at 60fps.
Every game will have all of the dlc that was released for it packed into them. The PC is getting some love as well. Since Dead Rising 2 and Off The Record are already on the Steam store there is no need to release them again but the original Dead Rising was never ported over and will finally make it’s way over, allowing PC gamers experience the horrors of Willamette Mall, the place where it all began.
A quick summary of each game as explained by Capcom to bring you up to speed as to each game or to refresh your memory:
Re-live the zombie outbreak that started it all and step into the shoes of freelance photojournalist Frank West. On the hunt for the scoop of a lifetime, a tip leads Frank to the small suburban town of Willamette that’s been overrun by zombies. It’s a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but with full reign of an entire shopping mall, Frank can use any items he can find to fight off the flesh hungry mob and search for the truth behind the nightmarish epidemic. Don’t forget to capture the insanity on film and show off those photo journalist skills along the way!
Dead Rising 2
The sequel to the original Dead Rising introduces Chuck Greene, a professional motorcycle racer. Surrounded by a huge horde of zombies in the casino town of Fortune City, Chuck finds himself in a race against time to obtain Zombrex, a life-saving drug that will keep his daughter Katey alive. Dead Rising 2 also takes the series one step further with the introduction of combo weapons like the “PaddleSaw”, two player co-op and thrilling four player gladiator battles.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Photo journalist and original hero Frank West takes center stage to find his biggest scoop yet, returning in a reimagining of the Fortune City casino town from Dead Rising 2. The added Sandbox Mode allows players to explore the city and participate in deathly challenges, while Frank’s photo skills and upgraded camera features capture all of the violent and hilarious action up close.
All titles will be available as digital downloads as an overall package for EUR 49.99 / GBP 39.99 / USD 49.99 or by being purchased individually for EUR 19.99 / GBP 15.99 / USD 19.99. These three iconic zombie slaying games are scheduled to be released on the rapidly approaching date of the 13th of September.