Dead Rising 2 to feature multiplayer

March 30, 2009 // 1:21 p.m.

Tags: #capcom #fortune-city #more-zombies #multi-player

During the latest GDC in San Francisco, Capcom revealed that its new hack-em-up zombie game, Dead Rising 2 will now feature multiplayer. Whether a quiet or accidental news release by the game masters, this new feature will undoubtedly prove to be a big talking point amongst fans excited about the release of the new game.

According to one of the product managers on development software Mental Mill (via Eurogamer), the new technology allows gamers to see up to 6000 characters on-screen during multiplayer.

The form that multiplayer will take remains a mystery, but with the 6000 other characters unlikely to be other players, there is a general feeling amongst the gaming community that whatever happens, the new multiplayer feature will capitalise fully on the games mass-of-zombies trademark.

More information about Dead Rising 2 is expected to arrive in the next month or so, but what we can tell you is that the game is set in the Vegas-style Fortune City, two years after the first game's outbreak of the zombie virus in Willamette Mall.

Publisher Capcom also released a teaser trailer and screenshots, and said to expect the game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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