Following yesterday's game reveal and first footage release, we're back with new game details and the first Dead Rising 3 screenshots. As mentioned previously, the game has a new hero, Nick Ramos, and we've learned that the story is set ten years after the events of Dead Rising 2.
Capcom Vancouver is developing this title as an Xbox One exclusive launch title and they've promised more zombies on screen than we've seen in past installments. The game features a bigger open world environment and will allow you to drive around the city of Los Perdidos. You're given six days to complete your tasks and/or get out alive before the city is wiped out.
We're still expecting more detailed game information from Capcom later this week. Until then, take a look at the first screenshots and yesterday's gameplay footage. *Updated with official info from Capcom:
Dark, open world.
A bigger open world than ever before in the Dead Rising series--bigger than the worlds of DR 1 and 2 combined. The Xbox One hardware will also allow for a more seamless experience, with fast load times and awesome next-gen visuals.
Also expect lots more zombies on screen at a time, with vastly improved AI. You'll have to be creative to stay alive here.
Hundreds of weapons scattered throughout the world and a nearly limitless variety of combo weapons. Combine weapons anywhere at any time!
Vehicles also play a much bigger role than ever before, but you'll still be vulnerable to the zombie threat when you're behind the wheel.
Easy to play, hard to master.
The accessible pick-up-and-play joy of a DR game, with a new save system and ability to explore the world without time constraints.
BUT! At the same time, you longtime DR folks will enjoy Nightmare Mode, which will bring us a return to classic DR rules, complete with countdown clock and other restrictions. More on Nightmare Mode to come, guys.Coop Campaign!Play with a buddy over Xbox Live, with drop-in, drop-out play.
SmartGlass and Kinect integration.
Use SmartGlass integration to turn your smartphone or tablet into a "Zombie Defense and Control PDA." Overwhelmed by the zombie masses? Use the device to call an airstrike and even the odds. The PDA will also give you live missing briefings and in-game calls, and keep track of your mission progress. It even has a map to help you find hidden items and locations of interest, plus a real-time news ticker to keep you aware of conditions around Los Perdidos.The Kinect, meanwhile, will let you use noise to distract zombies and use motion controls to fight your way out of close encounters."