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Dead Rising 2 confirmed by Capcom, features zombie motorcycle mayhem

10:30 AM on 02.09.2009 // Jim Sterling

We all knew it was coming, but Capcom has finally decided to grace us with the announcement that Dead Rising 2 is heading to the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Blue Castle has been confirmed as the developer, thought no word is yet out for a release date.

Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the original game, and sees the zombie outbreak spreading throughout America. The screenshots released seem to solidify talk of a Las Vegas-style setting, as the seemingly brand new protaganist faces the zombie horde in a casino. 

We have screenshots and a press release after the jump. Capcom says that even more gameplay and story details will be coming very soon!

Just look at the above picture though. Zombie motorcycle mayhem. That's too good.

Sequel to 1.5 million-plus seller announced for multiple gaming platforms
London – February 9, 2009 - Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Dead Rising™ 2 is in development for three different gaming platforms: the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and the PC. The sequel to the 1.5 million-plus selling Dead Rising™, Dead Rising 2 will take the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault.

Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike.

Dead Rising 2 is being developed in partnership with up and coming Canadian developer Blue Castle Games. A number of members from the original Dead Rising team will be working alongside Blue Castle Games throughout the development process, including Capcom’s global head of research and development, Keiji Inafune, who as the game’s Producer will play an active role in the project.

Released in 2006, Dead Rising won praise across the globe for its mix of intense zombie action and dark humour, garnering numerous awards including IGN’s “Most Innovative Design for Xbox 360”, Gamespot’s “Best Action-Adventure Game” for 2006 and “Action Game of the Year” at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards.

Further details concerning the story and gameplay of Dead Rising 2 will be made available shortly.
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