Dead Rising 3 announced as Xbox One exclusive by Capcom

Monday, 10th June 2013 18:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dead Rising 3 is coming to Xbox One – its stars a guy named Nick in California who runs around in an open world with no loading times.

Anything and everything is a weapon and not limited to what you find – as you can customize just about everything. Looks like loads of fighting in the dark, and zombies are attracted to your every move.

But there are multiple ways to distract them. The game doesn’t look light hearted like previous versions of the game.

Players will drive cars and it shows Nick mowing them over in a muscle car. You can call in artillery support as well to rain hell fire down from the skies.

Out this holiday exclusively for Xbox One.

Here’s the press release:

Available exclusively for Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, “Dead Rising 3” delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you fight for survival in a massive open world teeming with thousands of undead.

Set 10 years after the events of “Dead Rising 2,” “Dead Rising 3” takes place in the vast city of Los Perdidos amid a nationwide zombie outbreak that’s on the brink of decimating mankind. The story follows Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past who must find a way to escape a city full of thousands of bloodthirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city and everyone in it off the map. But Nick can’t do it alone — he must join up with other survivors to stay alive and fight their way out before it’s too late.

The “Dead Rising” series is one of the most popular zombie game franchises ever, with more than 5.4 million units sold worldwide to date.


A darker story of survival in a massive open world
“Dead Rising 3” takes the celebrated series in a new direction by introducing a cinematic storyline with darker humor and more personable characters fighting to survive in the new city of Los Perdidos.

Featuring a massive and dynamic world bigger than the first two titles combined, “Dead Rising 3” represents a new benchmark for open-world gameplay. Powered by Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” allows you to explore the vast city of Los Perdidos seamlessly with fast load times, keeping you immersed in the action and stunning next-generation visuals. Overwhelming zombie hordes with intelligent AI and shared awareness will challenge you like never before, forcing you to employ all your cunning, combat skills and creativity to stay alive.

The ultimate zombie sandbox
In “Dead Rising 3,” anything and everything is a weapon. You can create your own tools of zombie destruction with the virtually limitless variety of combo weapons — anytime, anywhere. A regular sledgehammer or a table saw might not be enough to hold off the zombie horde, but fuse them together and you’ll do massive damage with the fearsome Sledge Saw — just one of hundreds of potential weapon combinations.

“Dead Rising 3” also places new emphasis on vehicles that are critical to survival. But watch out — zombies cling to cars, affecting the steering physics, and attack you while driving!

Easy to play, hard to master
“Dead Rising 3” features a gameplay experience that’s both deep and immediately accessible to anyone who loves open-world action games. With the ability to explore the game at your own pace without time constraints, a new streamlined save system and other improvements, “Dead Rising 3” is the most accessible and intuitive title in the series yet.

At the same time, hardcore players will face tough-as-nails zombies in Nightmare Mode with classic “Dead Rising” rules, where time is the enemy and the countdown clock never stops running. The city of Los Perdidos offers near-limitless zombie encounters and missions in a multitude of settings, and as you progress, weapon combinations become more deadly.

Unlimited co-op action
“Dead Rising 3” lets you team up with a buddy for endless zombie-killing mayhem through online co-op over Xbox Live, with asynchronous matchmaking that allows you to jump in or out of the game at any time.3 Not only will you help your friend advance, you’ll also contribute to your own story progression and earn experience points that will carry back into your own game.

Immersive Xbox SmartGlass and Kinect integration
“Dead Rising 3” introduces pioneering Xbox SmartGlass features that will expand the dual-screen experience and reimagine couch co-op gaming on Xbox One. “Dead Rising 3” and Xbox SmartGlass transform your compatible tablet or phone into a Zombie Defense and Control PDA. Swamped by the zombie horde from all sides? You or your buddy on the couch next to you can call in an airstrike to bail you out. Ready to start a new mission? Incoming in-game calls and text messages deliver “live” briefings through your Xbox SmartGlass-enabled phone or tablet.

Xbox SmartGlass also allows you to keep track of your progress with a mission checklist and a map that helps locate hidden items and locations, and even features a news ticker of real-time updates on the zombie outbreak in Los Perdidos.

In addition, with Kinect, the zombie horde can hear beyond the screen and respond to noises inside your living room for a more immersive experience. Use motion controls to fight your way out of grapples and use voice commands to control your survivor posse and even taunt your enemies!



  1. absolutezero

    Why would they do this to Dead Rising?

    Fucking Walking Dead. Fuck sake. I mean its not as if there could be two different versions of a zombie apocalypse. Humour is what made Dead Rising bearable.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. dkpunk

    Correction. The gameplay, weapons and massive amounts of zombies are what made Dead Rising “bearable”.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Capcom really went Exclusive to Xbox One. WOuld be absolute morons to just go exclusive. Then again its Capcom.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. absolutezero

    All three of those things tied directly into its humour though. Why just straight out replace it with grim dark over saturation?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Sadismek

    This left me cold.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fihar

    Have they learn nothing from Fuse?
    Why go GTA when you’re already doing well as Saints Row?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Kabby

    Didn’t really look like a continuation of previous Dead Risings. Weird.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. salarta

    Dead Rising 3 being XBox One exclusive would be an issue for me if 1) I was still buying Capcom games (Remember Me and RE:Revelations being exceptions for specific reasons), and 2) it had Stacey Forsythe in it. As it stands right now, Microsoft can keep this franchise.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. CyberMarco

    I’m really interested in DR3. Just don’t waste much time and release it for PC though.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. The_Red

    Felt like the next-gen version of State of Decay… I’m in love.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. naffgeek

    I have to say as much as I love the Dead Rising Franchise and this one looks spectacular.

    £429 is a bit much for two games (Forza 5 being the other one i liked)

    Damn I hope this is only a timed exclusive.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. absolutezero

    The first Dead Rising is still an exclusive to the 360 and it was one of the games that made me purchase the console.

    This is one is not having the same effect.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. ps3fanboy

    1,2 and 2,5 of this franchises was more than enough, i feel they have done what there is to be done, there is no more to squeeze out of this. there was nothing new and everything was mediocre and repeat… i see no point in spending my money or time on this game.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Ge0force

    I found the first two games rather boring. There are much better zombie games out there!

    #14 1 year ago
  15. harr0w

    DAYZ/left4dead enough said……it does like nice especially with massive open city though, i just hate the weapon building “checkout my chainsaw mop”. if it was more realistic on that side of things id probably play it. the same shit that put me off dead island and that new one techland are building at the mo.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Vice

    By all means… Take that crap as exclusive. Don’t care one bit. Now start working at a Resident Evil reboot.

    #16 1 year ago

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