Dead Rising 3 co-op detailed, psychos teased
posted on 09.17.13 at 02:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Psychopaths based on the seven deadly sins.

Dead Rising 3 will have online co-op, Capcom has confirmed. When you sign online, you, controlling main character and mechanic Nick Ramos, and a friend, controlling truck driver Dick, can “paint the town red” in zombie slaughter.

The game will save whatever progress you achieve while playing cooperatively, even when reverting back to single-player.

“This adds a unique nonlinear element to the game’s story progression,” said Capcom. “If you’re still in the middle of Chapter 1 but you join your friend’s game online and clear Chapter 3 together, Chapter 3 will become cleared on your own save file, meaning that once you clear Chapters 1 and 2, you’ll have the option of skipping 3.”

Capcom also introduced a couple of new characters.

Each of the game’s psychopaths are based on one of the seven deadly sins. The first to be revealed today is “Greed,” a doctor character.

There are regular, non-psycho bosses, too. You’ll see one of them through today’s screenshots. He’s a biker character with a Mohawk haircut and a tattoo of stars running across his face.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Kkdog4Sado

    As a huge fan of the Dead Rising series, I just am not excited for this game. It’s ironic, I waited so long only to not want it anymore.

    It just seems like the charm of the series is gone. Maybe Capcom’s antics and mediocre products has aided this feeling.

    • Budgiecat

      Capcom and Square-Enix have perfected the fine art of video game company trolling to an elaborate science

  • SuperLuigi

    Yay coop! I was wondering if this game would have it. I for one am more excited for this one than I have for the past 2.

    • captainhowdy

      Couldn’t agree more with you. The first two was too wacky, with that annoying time limit. This one looks more interesting.

      • SuperLuigi

        Time limit being gone made my interests go up 100% Hated that I couldn’t take my time and have fun in one. Didn’t play enough 2 to have a legit opinion on that.

        • HeatPhoenix

          There’s modes without time limit.

          • WCDave

            For a cost.. Not everyone wants to buy addons to allow for infinity mode.

  • Budgiecat

    That sounds messy. Won’t the story be linear? Hows that going to work then?

    • captainhowdy

      It will probably be like Resistance: Fall of Man, with the second player in co op not existing.

    • SwappingFrom360toPS4

      it sounds similar to borderlands 2, if you have ever played it.
      (except only 2 players in DR3)

      you join a friends game and complete a mission in online co-op… when you go back to your game, you have the option to skip the mission or play this mission again.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Nick and Dick? rofl