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Dead Rising 3 cinematic trailer goes full Romero

Cinematic trailers are a mixed bag. Most of the time, they leave you shaking your head and asking, “Why can’t I do something that cool in the game?” But sometimes, they give you a nice taste of what a game has to offer in a beautiful computer-generated package. This cinematic trailer of Dead Rising 3 belongs to the latter category.

The trailer reintroduces us to the game’s protagonist, Nick Ramos, and introduces us to his “new best friend,” Annie. During the trailer’s four-minute running time, Ramos puts a buzzsaw and a sledgehammer to good use before modifying a motorcycle into a tank, similar to the main characters of the Dawn of the Dead remake. Other Romero touches abound including the memory theory of zombie behavior and the firearms proficiency hinted at in Day of the Dead.

Dead Rising 3 is currently scheduled as an Xbox One launch title and it’ll be released in November.

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MS @ E3 13: Dead Rising 3 announced as Xbox One exclusive


Dead Rising 3 is exclusively coming to the Xbox One. The game will star a new main character, Nick Ramos, and take place in the dusty border town of Los Perdidos.

Dead Rising 3 looks to add more zombies to the series than ever before and more gunplay too. But don’t worry, improvised melee weapons (like a mini-chainsaw) are still available. Owing to its “open world” nature, Dead Rising 3 will also include a much bigger emphasis on vehicles than ever before. And SmartGlass support will allow players to perform bigger actions such as calling in an air strike.

Capcom Vancouver showed the first gameplay footage of Dead Rising 3 during the Microsoft Press Conference and it matches up pretty closely with a rumor report from December 2011. So Dead Rising 3 has probably been in development for a few years now.

It’s scheduled to be a launch title for the Xbox One.

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Capcom has a “big surprise” planned for E3 2013


Capcom has announced that they’re bringing four games to this year’s E3 Expo, which begins this Tuesday, June 11. The company has also promised that they have a “big surprise” to share with fans.

Here’s Capcom’s E3 2013 lineup (sans the big surprise):

  • DuckTales: Remastered (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • Lost Planet 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS)

What do you think Capcom’s “big surprise” will be?

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Rumor: Dead Rising 3 takes place in a California border town, doesn’t star Frank West

Over the last few days, Capcom has been hinting that Frank West is getting ready to take “a vacation to paradise.” But now, Siliconera has published a rumor report that says Dead Rising 3 will take place in a small California border town with a small town mechanic in the main character’s role. But… but… Frank West has covered wars you know, not repaired cars for show!

Yes, as sad as it may sound, Siliconera believes that the next Dead Rising game will star Rick, a small town auto mechanic who apparently takes his fashion cues from Bruce Campbell circa Army of Darkness (to be fair, so do I). Rick’s goal is to escape the zombie-infested (and roadblocked) city of Los Perdidos, California in a plane before somebody nukes the town from orbit (isn’t that the plot of Resident Evil 3?). Owing to its border town setting, the plot of Dead Rising 3 will also focus heavily on the plight of “illegals” escaping Los Perdidos. But in this case, the illegals are infected citizens that are just trying to survive.

After the reaction Capcom received for depicting African zombies being mowed down by white ubermensch Chris Redfield in Resident Evil 5, I wonder why anyone at Capcom would think that was a good idea.

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