Capcom “clicked” with Blue Castle Games over western-made Dead Rising 2

Wednesday, 28th July 2010 16:20 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Dead Rising 2 producer Shin Ohara’s told Gama that Blue Castle Games “clicked” with how Capcom wanted to see the game.

Ohara told the site another reason the Japanese side did not do the title, was down to it not having the tech at the time to include enough zombies compared to BC.

“Well, for Dead Rising 2, what we wanted to do is show a lot of zombies, and the current tech that we had didn’t allow us to do that. And the other goal with Dead Rising 2 is we wanted to really make it a game that the Western audience would really appreciate,” he said.

“Now, instead of using a Japanese developer, we looked to other regions, and we were shopping around.”

He goes on to add: “Blue Castle really studied the inside and outside of the game, and they really understand what Dead Rising is about. Like you said, it’s not a realistic game. The themes are realistic to some extent, but what you can do with the weapons might not be.”

Ohara admits that at first, it was more of a joint project between Capcom and Blue Castle, but after the Canadian-based studio learned the ropes, “it was all them.”

Dead Rising 2 releases on October 2 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. Len

    Or in other words…they signed a contract to do exactly as we said, unlike other devs we have recently worked with.

    Or something… ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. loki

    Better to play in fist DR than this cheap clone

    #2 4 years ago
  3. CenoBit

    @1: It’s not like western developers have exactly the best ideas when it comes to horror/slasher games or movies.
    I mean look at Silent Hill Homecoming. I am not an “asian horror” fan, but Homecoming was just awful compared to the first three “asian” Silent Hills (of course it was better than SH 4: The Room, but then again few things could be worse than that :p )

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Rudderless

    In this case, I wouldn’t worry about the western developer at the helm. It’s marvellous.

    #4 4 years ago

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