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Capcom confirms Dead Rising 2

Sequel in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Dead Rising returns on multiple platforms.

Following leaked footage from last week, Capcom confirmed today the existence of Dead Rising 2. As widely expected, the sequel will be multiplatform, arriving on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The original Dead Rising, released exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2006, offered a Dawn of the Dead-like premise, with players facing off against mobs of zombies in a mall, making use of a large variety of weapons. That title went on to sell over 1.5 million units worldwide and spawned an upcoming Wii port, known in English markets as Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

The sequel takes place years following the events of the original and moves the action to Fortune City, under the premise that the original's zombie outbreak was not contained to just that one countryside mall. Fortune City, a casino, is known as Gambler's Paradise. It quickly changes to "Zombie Paradise," a reference to one of the original's catch phrases.

In addition to a change to a multiplatform release, Capcom is also contracting some outside help for Dead Rising 2's development. The title is listed as a cooperative development project between Capcom and Canada's Blue Castle Games. Staff from the original is working on the game, with the original's producer, Kenji Funabashi, reprising his producer role.

Screenshots from the North American version of Dead Rising 2.

Capcom has yet to share full gameplay details on Dead Rising 2. Nor has it committed to a final release period.

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