E3 2013: Capcom After The Call of Duty Crowd With Dead Rising 3

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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Dead Rising 3

During Microsoft’s E3 conference, the newest Capcom title, Dead Rising 3, got presented to the gaming masses. While incredibly beautiful looking, Dead Rising 3‘s presentation seemed off to long time Dead Rising fans. Where was the wackiness? The bright colors? The laughable dialogue? It looked as if Dead Rising 3 was not even a Dead Rising game at all. Now we got the answers to these questions, as reports of a closed room interview with Capcom Vancouver has disclosed that Dead Rising 3 was created to to go after the Call of Duty player.

As those seen in the beginning paragraph, questions were asked about where the themes and humor of the Dead Rising series had gone. In Capcom Vancouver’s closed door interview, Capcom had pointed out that these changes were not flukes at all, and that a more “realistic” interpretation of a viral apocalypse was used to appeal to a “wider” audience, especially the Call of Duty player. Dead Rising 3 is not going to have cartoonish visual designs or the exaggerated combat mechanics, instead, these features were redesigned as means to make the series more mature. This more realistic approach will also effect the blood, as Capcom emphasized the use of “real gore.”

So what do you think? Is Capcom going in the right direction with this new, more gritty take on Dead Rising? Or should Dead Rising have continued with its more comical style gameplay and design?

Dead Rising 3 will be released in November as a Xbox One exclusive.

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  • fruitspunch_samurai

    I prefer the comical approach. It’s more entertaining.

  • Johnson Cameron

    ” Capcom Vancouver has disclosed that Dead Rising 3 was created to “go after the Call of Duty player”

    I had to laugh for a couple of minutes after reading this. Call Of Duty players are more than likely, going to be playing on PS4 or WII-U before going to play Dead Rising 3 on XBone. And also more than likely will be playing Planetside 2 or even Blacklight Retribution than playing a game like that Oh well, looks like Capcom is stuck with Microsoft, that their sales of Dead Rising 3 will be going down the drain. Yet again Capcom, made another horrible decision in the gaming world. Maybe one day, they will get it right.

    • Nick

      I think everyone is taking their words and bending them a little. Capcom have the potential of gaining a much larger fan base with just a few tweaks to Dead Rising, which is what they’re doing.
      CoD players must surely be getting sick of it by now, but it appears as though the franchise has no signs of slowing up just yet. Capcom wanna be there to get the bored CoD players and hook them in with a new franchise to bleed their wallets. I dare say we will see a major instalment in the Dead Rising franchise every year or two, and we will all be sick of Dead Rising by then.

  • SteveThompson1

    I’m quite pleased its not coming to wiiu now. Just like resi 6. Its going in the wrong direction and will blow major chunks.

    • Nicholas Perry

      I disagree about RE6. At least they were trying new things and gave the story the focus it deserved. But RE is an argument for a whole new day because on both sides of the pond RE fans are about as unpleasable as FF fans. They complain when it’s the same (Pre RE4) and they complain when it’s been changed too much.

      SO where’s the middle ground short of them going back to being completely formulaic like Mega Man?

    • SteveThompson1

      Theres a difference between trying to do something new for a breath of fresh air, and shamelessly licking the boots of what makes the most money.

    • Nicholas Perry

      But sadly RE is NEITHER.

    • SteveThompson1

      6 did the latter, and so will dead rising. Rather do their own thing they are going after call of duties massive market.

    • Nick

      Apparently the series is returning to its roots with the next RE game, but I haven’t seen any screens or anything to support that yet.

  • Gian

    Aaaand it’s dead.

  • Nicholas Perry

    Fucking really?

    I’m really damn glad this is a XBOne exclusive now. Because the only potential playerbase they will have is CoDFans. So Nothing of value of lost here.

  • Norbert Gespenst

    Then they should rename this game to something like “Pandemic” that way I won’t have to think Dead Rising had a 3rd game

  • Red

    Still getting the game cause im a fan, Dead rising wasnt really a comical game story wise, only what you can do in game, i actually welcome this graphical style cause it make the zombies look more threating. Cant wait to play this game day 1