Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dead Rising 2

Capcom has announced Dead Rising 2 for Xbox 360, a sequel to the first Dead Rising which was released on 360 a few years ago(A sloppy Wii Port followed). The gameplay was a mix between an action/adventure and a brawler, the player was forced to battle their way out of a mall filled with zombies(Very Dawn of the Dead-ish). Dead Rising 1 gained much praise for a lot of reasons, but it was the number of enemies on screen at once that really showed what the "Next Gen" systems could do. At this years Game Developers Conference Capcom said to expect up to "6,000" zombies on screen at once in both single and multi player mode, 6,000 is insane considering a few hundred was a big deal only a couple years ago. The developers are finally starting to peek these current-gen systems.. I was on the fence with the first game, it was really fun but grew boring fairly quick, fighting zombies is fun regardless but things need switch up a little more in order to keep things fresh. I'm guessing Capcom will get their shit together for this one, after Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter 4 there is much hope that this game will kick ass. Judging from the trailer I'm guessing the second game will take place in Vegas, a nice change from the mall....Another zombie game, I'm not complaining. No Release date has been announced.

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