Dead Rising 3 announced exclusively for Xbox One
posted on 06.10.13 at 01:39 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open-world zombie sequel coming this holiday.

Dead Rising 3 is coming exclusively to Xbox One, Capcom announced during Microsoft’s E3 press conference.

Published by Microsoft and developed by Capcom Vancouver, the game is set ten years after the events of Dead Rising 2 in the “vast city” of Los Perdidos amid a nationwide zombie outbreak on the brink of destroying mankind. Players become Nick Ramos, a young mechanic “with a strange tattoo and mysterious past,” who must find a way to escape the city full of bloodthirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes it clean off the map. To pull off this feat, he’ll join up with other survivors.

“Anything and everything” is a weapon, and you’re not limited to what you find. You’ll be able to craft weapons, like in previous games. During an on-stage demo, we see the player strap a flashlight to a pistol.

Zombies are “attracted to your every move.” In the demo, we see the hero use a flare to distract them before running into the crowd, guns blazing, before running into a gym and picking up a sledge hammer.

Driving is in, and is probably the best way to get around. In the demo, we see the player hop into an orange car and ram through hordes of zombies before coming to a dead end just near the city’s center. You’re not entirely safe in the car, however. Zombies can climb in if they have the opportunity.

The game will be available exclusively for Xbox One this holiday. It will have SmartGlass support, with the demonstration using it to call in an airstrike against a zombie horde.

Watch the debut trailer, gameplay demo, and read up on a list of features below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.




A darker story of survival in a massive open world

“Dead Rising 3” takes the celebrated series in a new direction by introducing a cinematic storyline with darker humor and more personable characters fighting to survive in the new city of Los Perdidos.

Featuring a massive and dynamic world bigger than the first two titles combined, “Dead Rising 3” represents a new benchmark for open-world gameplay. Powered by Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” allows you to explore the vast city of Los Perdidos seamlessly with fast load times, keeping you immersed in the action and stunning next-generation visuals. Overwhelming zombie hordes with intelligent AI and shared awareness will challenge you like never before, forcing you to employ all your cunning, combat skills and creativity to stay alive.

The ultimate zombie sandbox

In “Dead Rising 3,” anything and everything is a weapon. You can create your own tools of zombie destruction with the virtually limitless variety of combo weapons — anytime, anywhere. A regular sledgehammer or a table saw might not be enough to hold off the zombie horde, but fuse them together and you’ll do massive damage with the fearsome Sledge Saw — just one of hundreds of potential weapon combinations.
“Dead Rising 3” also places new emphasis on vehicles that are critical to survival. But watch out — zombies cling to cars, affecting the steering physics, and attack you while driving!

Easy to play, hard to master

“Dead Rising 3” features a gameplay experience that’s both deep and immediately accessible to anyone who loves open-world action games. With the ability to explore the game at your own pace without time constraints, a new streamlined save system and other improvements, “Dead Rising 3” is the most accessible and intuitive title in the series yet.

At the same time, hardcore players will face tough-as-nails zombies in Nightmare Mode with classic “Dead Rising” rules, where time is the enemy and the countdown clock never stops running. The city of Los Perdidos offers near-limitless zombie encounters and missions in a multitude of settings, and as you progress, weapon combinations become more deadly.

Unlimited co-op action

“Dead Rising 3” lets you team up with a buddy for endless zombie-killing mayhem through online co-op over Xbox Live, with asynchronous matchmaking that allows you to jump in or out of the game at any time.3 Not only will you help your friend advance, you’ll also contribute to your own story progression and earn experience points that will carry back into your own game.

Immersive Xbox SmartGlass and Kinect integration
“Dead Rising 3” introduces pioneering Xbox SmartGlass features that will expand the dual-screen experience and reimagine couch co-op gaming on Xbox One. “Dead Rising 3” and Xbox SmartGlass transform your compatible tablet or phone into a Zombie Defense and Control PDA. Swamped by the zombie horde from all sides? You or your buddy on the couch next to you can call in an airstrike to bail you out. Ready to start a new mission? Incoming in-game calls and text messages deliver “live” briefings through your Xbox SmartGlass-enabled phone or tablet.

Xbox SmartGlass also allows you to keep track of your progress with a mission checklist and a map that helps locate hidden items and locations, and even features a news ticker of real-time updates on the zombie outbreak in Los Perdidos.

In addition, with Kinect, the zombie horde can hear beyond the screen and respond to noises inside your living room for a more immersive experience. Use motion controls to fight your way out of grapples and use voice commands to control your survivor posse and even taunt your enemies!

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  • Kkdog4Sado

    I really did not want a third lead, Frank and Chuck story is not finished.
    Also being X1 exclusive hurts me..what a dilemma. I love this series. Happy its here though.

    • epy

      I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Give it a year, it’s almost guaranteed to be a timed exclusive.

    • GhostNomad

      And even if it’s not a timed exclusive, gameplay videos are going to show up on YouTube so you can experience the story without actually playing it :P

  • DarthNemesis

    Never cared for the franchise by why exclusive esoecially when the console wont sell in Japan? I see Crapcom has not learned from last generation.

  • dior

    Gears of Rising 3. Way to ruin one of my favorite series Crapcom

  • CosmicNova

    This doesn’t make sense from Capcom standpoint. The Xboxone isn’t going to be a console saler in their country, and Dead Rising never sold well on either console. So limiting it to one now, seems to stupid. MS can have it though never played any of the games.

    • dior

      Dead Rising is actually one of Capcom’s most successful francises

      • CosmicNova

        Yeah, lets see how successful it will be with a move like this one.

    • Elvick

      Well, we have to consider that MS probably paid them. So maybe it was best to do it this way.

      Either way, I don’t care. I never had interest in this series, but I do think it’s sad for consumers who like it and have no desire to support Xbox One.

    • Peacenutman

      I’m 99% sure it will be a timed exclusive, I’d say wait a year for PS4 version with extra contents etc.

  • Jontaku

    I’m not too fussed about this cause I already have the DR games on XBOX but I find it ridiculous how DR 2 was multi just to return to exclusive.

  • King-Prodigy-X

    This doesn’t make any sense. What was the point of releasing Dead Rising 2 on PS3 then. Back Stabbers!!!!!

    • Kurisu Makise

      I tried to warn you King. The only thing missing is Mirror’s Edge 2. This is how exclusives make their return.

      • King-Prodigy-X

        I know, M$ and their damn money.

  • Alkaid

    Ya know it looked nice but.. as a normal human being… and a gamer who played a lot of zombie games… I’d have stayed on that roof. Who wouldn’t? I mean look at that sunovahell huge mass of zombies. Going into the freaking house seems suicidal. >__>”

  • $18114340

    Am I the only one who actually was not impressed at this, and didn’t think it looked like a Dead Rising game at all?

    • dior

      I agree, it looks horrible

  • DarthBrian

    And nothing of value was lost.

    • KnifeAndFork

      This is an exclusive?

      • DarthBrian

        Yeah, Xbox One exclusive.

  • GhostNomad

    One step forward with some of the gameplay aspects (actually being able to sprint, improved animations, crafting without a bench), two steps back with the boring, brown visuals. Could just be a misleading trailer and gameplay segment, but we’ll see.

    Then again, it’s irrelevant to me since this conference only showed there was nothing even remotely interesting enough to change my opinion on the XBone, so there’s that. Won’t be playing DR3 unless it comes to PC/PS4.

  • $3582264

    What a major disappointment… i thought the capcom surprise game was something cool.

  • artemisthemp

    Looks like they took all the fun out of Dead Rising and just made it a zombie killer game.

    Guess it only will be exclusive for Xbone for 1 year.