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Capcom Still Considers Dead Rising An Important IP

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Back in 2018, Capcom shut down Capcom Vancouver, the team designated to working on the Dead Risingseries. In the process, it also cancelled the Dead Risingprojects the team had in the works. Since then, Capcom hasn't said a word about the series, suggesting it's, at least for the moment, been put on ice. We haven't seen the IP since 2016, and there's nothing from Capcom that suggests that will change anytime soon. That said, apparently Capcom still considers the IP very important, which seems to imply that it's not dead.

During its recent earnings call, Capcom listed its "superior, proprietary content," which includes: Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Dragon's Dogma, and interestingly Dead Rising, which has sold 13 million copies to date across four mainline releases and their numerous spin-offs and DLC.

The fact that Capcom is still showing off Dead Risingseems to suggest it's still a franchise at the front of its mind. It was assumed the series was done after the shutdown of Capcom Vancouver, and this could still be the case, but this financial call suggests otherwise.





It's perhaps worth pointing out that IP, such as Dragon's Dogma, is also listed. While Dragon's Dogma has a cult-following, it hasn't set the world on fire. In other words, there may not be too much to this listing of series, especially since the likes of Mega Man aren't even included.

Whatever the case, for Dead Rising fans, there's hope. Capcom hasn't forgotten about the series, and obviously still sees some potential that can be tapped into.

 

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The only capcom game I've never played. I don't really have any interest in the western developed ones at all but the original looks like fun. Does it still hold up?
 
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The only capcom game I've never played. I don't really have any interest in the western developed ones at all but the original looks like fun. Does it still hold up?
First game has bad AI for survivors, that's the only major negative I can think of. It has some clunky charm to it with things like driving cars but other than that it's still the best game in the series easily. Worth it if you see it on sale. If you ever pick it up and feel overwhelmed for story content & can't keep up then just fuck around and level up a bit since your progress carries over.
 
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Keep base game 2 but yeah anything else can be wiped out. I still can't believe Dead Rising 4 is real.

I've yet to play 4, it's weird that there's a new game in a series that includes one of my all time favorite games and I've yet to play it, but the bad buzz has kept me away.

I can't believe they managed to fuck up the return of Frank and Willamette, the idea was a sure thing.

The only capcom game I've never played. I don't really have any interest in the western developed ones at all but the original looks like fun. Does it still hold up?

Hell yes it holds up, you must play it.
 

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The only capcom game I've never played. I don't really have any interest in the western developed ones at all but the original looks like fun. Does it still hold up?
Horrible escort AI and some bugs that never got patched (the prisoners respawning pretty much makes every escort impossible as they'll kill the person you're escorting damn near everytime) and the timer is way too ridiculous. It reauires you to be damn near perfect at its management.
 

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"Capcom still considers Dead Rising an important IP"

*looks at Dead Rising 4*
*looks at bolded statement again*
*looks at Dead Rising 4*

Wow...really, Capcom? REALLY?

If this is how Capcom treats important IPs, I'd hate to be an unimportant one. 🤷‍♂️
 
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according to the E3 rumors , there will be a 5th entry & it will be announced at the Microsoft conference
 

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according to the E3 rumors , there will be a 5th entry & it will be announced at the Microsoft conference

If it's exclusive (3) or 1 year exclusive (4), it's going to sell like shit again.

I doubt it'll have any exclusivity deal this time.
 
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Dead Rising 3 was underrated imo. It had the same level of shenanigans I liked about 2 but while being fully open world without loading screens while also being one of the only launch games on Xbox worth buying.

The fact it never got an X update is a huge disappointment to me. DR4 however is absolute shit.
 

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I've never been interested in this series, but I did buy Dead Rising 4 during an Xbox store sale. I didn't play much of it, though. I guess it's just not my cup of tea.
 

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It's an utter shit and a game of one Idea which got old literally after the first game. I mean, come on, Lost Planet is a much better IP with a lot of potential, much more interesting setting, lore etc.
 

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I still only liked the first game and I doubt it even holds up now. =P

edit: Well I'm not alone in that, it seems.
 
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I love this series. First one is the Best, but gameplay inst really good in these days.

But, tbh Dead Rising 4 is a garbage... No psychos, less blueprints, many bugs (more than DR3)...

They need fix this.
 

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Dead Rising 1 was the only good one. I got the Saint achievement in it recently.
 
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Horrible escort AI and some bugs that never got patched (the prisoners respawning pretty much makes every escort impossible as they'll kill the person you're escorting damn near everytime) and the timer is way too ridiculous. It reauires you to be damn near perfect at its management.
Addendum: The timer needs expert management if you want to save every survivor. Doing the main story+some of the side stuff is generous enough on that front, most of the difficulty there will come from you being low level on your first run, so less inventory space, health and locked moves. Oh and running into Psychopaths. The Convicts, Cletus or Adam are sure to fuck you up first time you meet them.

Hell if all you want to do is fuck around, you can fail the main story and just hack away at zombies for the rest of your run. Though that does lock you out of a couple of pathways, the ones that get unlocked by story progression.

The Convicts only respawn twice, once every new day.
 

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After DR4 I don’t want another one. Giving me a game like this with no co-op for the whole campaign is bollocks

Here take this co-op but it is limited. Yeah ok bye
 
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A Dead Rising port for Switch seems Like an obvious play.
They could have easy money if they would port all of those cheap PS3/360 to PS4/Xbox One ports to the Switch.

Dead Rising 1
Dead Rising 2
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6

Instead they do... Devil May Cry 1 by itself?
 
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I'm 50/50 on Dead Rising, at one point last generation we wanted so much Zombie goodness and they gave it to us (Dead Island, Left 4 Dead etc.) they treated Zombies like Madden with a new Zombie game every year, in case some forgot.
 

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It’s still fun to play, but as controversial as this may be I just don’t think they should outsource it anymore.
Agree, games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Dead Rising might have western setting but they are very Japanese games in their core. When they outsource these games to western developers you can insanely tell difference.
 
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Capcom is being weird. They have never gone so long without announcing new games. The most we have right now is an expansion for MHW. If they don't announce stuff at E3 I'll really be wondering what the hell is going on over there.
 

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Thé first one is of my top ten game of all time.
2nd was cool, off the record was more fun but bizarre.
3rd was hyper funny but not enough Colors.
4th was good gameplay wise.
I didn’t like the new frank and no psychopaths was a terrible mistake.
I want a new one but made by capcom japan.
 
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Horrible escort AI and some bugs that never got patched (the prisoners respawning pretty much makes every escort impossible as they'll kill the person you're escorting damn near everytime) and the timer is way too ridiculous. It reauires you to be damn near perfect at its management.

You're supposed to mostly avoid the park when trying to rescue survivors, you can unlock a shortcut between the two sides of the mall that make survivor rescue much easier.

Dead Rising 3 was underrated imo. It had the same level of shenanigans I liked about 2 but while being fully open world without loading screens while also being one of the only launch games on Xbox worth buying.

The fact it never got an X update is a huge disappointment to me. DR4 however is absolute shit.

My trouble with 3 is going from colorful shopping malls and casinos to the tan, brown and grey color palette of the generic city setting just sucked, it was just not pleasant to look at, they were clearly trying to ape The Walking Dead and it just sucked.

Dead Rising isn't just about zombies, there's specifically a theme of capitalism, zombies in capitalistic environments, the fantasy of having something like an entire shopping mall to yourself, if you can avoid the zombies of course.

3 just didn't get that, the setting was just dull.

The first one was the only good one tbh.

The second one is pretty good, the first is the only great one however.
 

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Port 1,2, case zero and west into one game on all platforms. Then design a true third entry with a Frank and Chuck campaign based on an enhanced DR2 blueprint.
 
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I honestly didn't like it, something was off about it.

3 was straight up awful though and who honestly cared enough to even try 4? It looked so bad.

You're not wrong, replaying 1 and 2 back to back in 2016 was eye opening for the differences between the two games.

It does feel kinda "off" with the general feel of the weapons and everything, in the first game almost every weapon had unique properties, like baseball bats were good crowd clearing weapons for just running through the zombies but weren't great at killing zombies, katanas meanwhile killed a zombie in one hit but only one zombie at a time, stuff like that, the whole game felt like it was inspired by that chapter of Max Brooks' The Zombie Survival Guide that weighs the pros and cons of various tools and weapons against killing zombies, I wonder if that book was published in Japan? If that's not a coincidence?

But meanwhile everything in 2 basically kills zombies the same way with no real nuance, there's also less zombies onscreen at once than the first game, making it easier to just weave your way past zombies rather than actually fight them.

But 2 still maintains the tone and style of the first game, the bright colors, the capitalistic theme of the location and the goofy sense of humor, it's not a Walking Dead wannabe like the third game.

Like I said, it's decent, fun to play, but does pale in comparison to the first game.
 
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If they do decide to go back to that series hopefully they'll go back to the tight time windows of 1 and 2. That was the core mechanic that made me fall in love with the series in the first place.

Them removing that feature completely in 4 is the reason why I ignored that title.