Dead Rising 2 announced

Written by Joe Martin

February 10, 2009 // 11:16 a.m.

Tags: #capcom #dead-rising-2 #dead-rising-pc #sandbox #zombie

Capcom has unveiled the much anticipated sequel to Dead Rising recently and has impressed fans and proved its commitment to the PC Gaming Alliance by confirming a PC version of the game.

Dead Rising 2 will continue the major themes of the first Xbox 360 exclusive, those being zombies, chainsaws and the combination of the above.

The story for the sequel though will move on and away from that of the first game, this time casting players as a totally new character who has become trapped in a Las Vegas casino as the zombie infection starts to spread out of control.

The change in plot brings with it a number of gameplay alterations too, notably removing the photography objectives that were integral to Frank West's story in the first game. Replacing that though seems to be a greater focus on vehicular zombie killings, with a a recent trailer showing the game to feature motorbikes and...hamster balls?

There's still no release date listed for the game on any platform, so we unfortunately don't know whether the PC version of the game will be released later than the console versions (which does seem likely) or not.

Could Dead Rising 2 be a PC hit, or has that niche been filled by the likes of Left 4 Dead? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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