There’s still an issue of exclusivity, however the original Dead Rising games are officially coming to current-gen consoles and PC.
The zombie-fiesta that is Capcom’s Dead Rising franchise returns later this year for its fifth installment [including Off the Record], Dead Rising 4. The upcoming chapter is a re-imagined look at the first game, thrusting players into the role of photographer Frank West as he battles an undead army inside a shopping mall during the holiday season.
The Dead Rising saga is praised for its challenging gameplay and laughably inventive weapon-crafting mechanics, however many fans have yet to receive the full Dead Rising experience due to console-exclusivity; the original Dead Rising is only available for 360 and PS3, while Dead Rising 3 is exclusive to the Xbox One and PC. The PC version of Dead Rising 3 received four DLC packs, however the self-lampooning DLC “Super Ultra Dead Rising 3′ Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α” still remains exclusive to the Xbox One.
Earlier today, Eurogamer reported on a possible re-release of Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 for current-gen consoles and PC, thanks to an early PS4 Trophy listing. Capcom has since issued a brief statement confirming that Dead Rising will release later this year for not just the PS4, but also for Xbox One and PC. Dead Rising 2 and the alternate Frank West version Dead Rising 2: Off the Record have also been confirmed to release for the PS4 and Xbox One:
“Capcom will be bringing Dead Rising to Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In addition, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will make their way onto Xbox One and PS4. We will have more news to share soon.”
A PS4 version of Dead Rising 3 has not been confirmed, however the title may leave its platform-exclusive status during the release window of Dead Rising 4- also a timed exclusive for the Xbox One.
Release dates for the current-gen and PC releases of Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record have not been announced, however both versions of DR2 are already available for PC through Steam.
Sources: Eurogamer, Capcom
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