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Dead Rising 3 is an open world survival horror video game, being developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft Studios.[1] The game was announced as an Xbox One exclusive title during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference on June 10, 2013 exclusively for the Xbox One.[2] It is slated for release in November 2013.[2] Available if you pre-order Dead Rising 3. Includes special attributes as well.[3]

  • "You're going to die. Your initial thrust through will be purely, 'Holy smokes, I just need to survive and find stuff and stay alive. We look at [Dead Rising 3] as getting back to what [the first] DR was starting to do. It actually was intentionally trying to be serious and real-looking. The tech has finally given us the opportunity to go where we wanted to go."[4]
  • Co-op and no load times.[5] Producer Josh Bridge stated: "...when we were done with [implementing no load screens], we were like ‘why didn’t we do that before?' It only took us six months to figure out."[6]
  • The game will have advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), zombies will react to the player via Kinect. If a person speaks in their living room, the zombies will hear this sound and react.
  • The game will employ the Xbox Smartglass. Players can use a SmartGlass enabled tablet of phone to connect to the Zombie Defense and Control network (ZDC) and gain access to exclusive missions, new weapons, military support features and more.
  • As many as three times as many zombies on screen at once as in the previous game.[7].[8][9]
  • Nightmare Mode is a mode with no auto-saves and the clock is ticking. "[We will] fail your ass if you [do not] make it to the next mission in time. It works just like old Dead Risings – so if you're a Dead Rising fan and you want a sadistic experience, you can totally do that." [10] Players can start playing this mode immediately when they start the game.[11]
  • Horror is first and comedy is second.[11]
  • The leveling system has been completely revamped. In the first two games leveling up stats was automatic - attributes would automatically level up. In Dead Rising 3 players can choose which attributes they want to increase.[11]
  • Big surprise when a player reaches level 50.[11]
  • If player levels up categories, any weapon in that category can be used. For example the Iron Edge requires a Machete and Broadsword (Dead Rising 3). If a player upgrades his blade category, any blade can be used to create the Iron Edge, like a Chef's Knife.[11]

Pre-order bonusesEdit

Gamers who reserve Dead Rising 3, for the Xbox One Day One launch will get Exclusive Chuck Greene Outfit[Verification needed] and Frank West Outfit[Verification needed] Tribute Packs with bonus attributes. This content is available in limited quantities at major retailers while supplies last.[3]


Shortly after the release of Dead Rising 2 in 2010, Capcom confirmed that work on Dead Rising 3 had begun at Blue Castle Games (now part of Capcom). Like Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 3 will have downloadable content, in the form of prequels or sequels.[12]

The creator of the Dead Rising series, Keiji Inafune, who has since retired from Capcom had speculated about the possibility of a Dead Rising 3, stating that its existence would depend on how well Dead Rising 2 sells: "Well, we’re not going to start even speaking about Dead Rising 3 until we see the sales of DR2 – unfortunately that’s the nature of the game!" [13] As of February 2, 2011, Capcom stated that the title has sold more than 2.2 million copies worldwide.[14]

On November 15 2010, Capcom's COO David Reeves, stated that Dead Rising 3 will continue the story left by Dead Rising 2, and that digital episodes similar to Case Zero and Case West will be released to bridge the gaps between the games. "Obviously, with all of that success on Dead Rising 2, it makes sense to move onto Dead Rising 3. I think they [developer Blue Castle Games] may extend it by bringing in new characters and new interactions, or bring back others from before. The idea would be that we’ll bring digital content to bridge a link between DR2 and DR3. It’s a bit like an online game in that way – a continuous story. I don’t want to say episodic, but I think you’ll be find there’ll be scriptwriters coming in to continue the story."[15]

PlayStation 4 and PCEdit

The game was initially being developed on high-end PCs.[16] Regarding a PC version of the game: "all I could get was a "no comment" and the faintest hint of smiles when I asked the assembled team members"[17]

Capcom admitted that there had never been a time where Dead Rising 3 was in production for PS4.[16] Capcom firmly denied any plans for a possible PS4 launch.[17]

Criticism and controversyEdit

After watching the announcement demo video, one critic stated, "it seems that Capcom has lost track of what made Dead Rising such a hit. Everything these days is set in a desolate wasteland with depressing imagery...the game appears to be going the drab Call of Duty route, putting everything in shades of brown and gray, and emphasizing the guns more while taking everything too seriously. … where did the classic game mechanics go? All in all, Capcom may be ruining Dead Rising 3 by making it too much like every other zombie shooter."[18]

Josh Bridge, Executive Producer and Mike Jones, producer state that this change was not some sort of on-high marketing mandate from Capcom or Microsoft, but an aesthetic choice from Capcom Vancouver itself as it was baked into every aspect of the game: something that was needed with the move to a larger, more detailed game in next-generation.[19]

Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany, at least not at launch, having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by the German BPjM. The original Dead Rising and its sequel are also not available in Germany.[20]

Rumors before official announcementEdit

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Concept art of Nick, rumored to be official

On December 08, 2011, Siliconera reported a rumor that Dead Rising 3 will be set in the fictional city of Los Perdidos, California, the site of a zombie outbreak and is now locked down and under martial law.

The lead character name is rumored to be Rick, an orphan that works as an auto mechanic. Los Perdidos is set to be cleared out by a huge bomb, and Rick plans to escape on a plane. The game features a goal similar to Dead Rising 2: Case Zero’s motorcycle building, Rick must gather pieces to build a plane.

Dead Rising 3 is also said to touch on themes of illegal immigration. A leader named Red gathers a band of infected illegals through the chaos-stricken city. Annie, Red’s girlfriend, is a runaway that’s sympathetic to the infected. While some survivors are helpful, others went berserk. [[Roller The only other character speculated to be in the game is a biker gang member who drives a "Roller Hog" (actual name RollerHawg), a motorcycle with a steam roller attached to the front.

Phenotrans is at the center of the story and the cause of the Los Perdidos zombie outbreak, which is a power play for the organization. Marian Mallon returns and a psychopath named General Hemlock who kidnaps an important leader.

Capcom isn’t commenting on the rumors.[21][22]

Tropical setting teaser
Dead island facebook dead rising 3 teaser

On December 8, 2011, a post on the Dead Rising Facebook page suggested that Dead Rising 3 stars photojournalist Frank West, the post reads:

"I'm getting packing for my new adventure - camera, notebook and baseball bat. What else would i need for a break in paradise? - Frank"[23]

Journalists immediately drew parallels to the September 2011 zombie game Dead Island, which takes place on the fictional tropical island of Banoi, off the coast of New Guinea.[24]

Dead Rising 3 spotted on online resumes

In early January 2013, work on a Dead Rising 3 trailer was spotted on the LinkedIn resume of a Blur Studio rigging supervisor. Capcom has declined to comment about this discovery.[25] Discuss

In late April 2013 LinkedIn and a couple other profile pages mentioned that Alessandra Merz, a Brazilian voice actress, had dubbed Dead Rising 3.[26] Discuss

Testing rumors

In March 2013 a reddit user claimed to have tested the game with the following details:

  1. He/she tested the game on the Xbox 360. The gameplay and story seemed very established and there were only a few glitches.
  2. The main character is Rick - the same character mentioned in the DR3 rumors last year. The game takes place in Los Perdidos - also from last year's rumors. (The user misspelled it as "Los Perididos".)
  3. The environment is set up in neighborhoods. Almost all the stores/houses were accessible. The user had to drive on highways to get from neighborhood to neighborhood.
  4. You still earn PP and level up accordingly. There isn't any photography.
  5. Weapon combining has returned. However, there aren't any combo cards. The players brings up a menu by pressing LB and selects two weapons to combine.
  6. A player can also combine vehicles by parking them side by side and pressing LB.
  7. After less than 20 minutes of playing, the user got a notice that stated, "Co-Op now available."
  8. Psychopaths are still present. One of them is the leader of the biker gang. He was introduced screaming, "KILL EVERYTHING!"
  9. There are no connections or references made to the past Dead Rising games.
  10. The controls are very similar to Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2.
  11. The graphics are much improved over Dead Rising 2. Not "cutting edge", but they would look great on next generation consoles.
  12. The cutscenes were buggy and incomplete.[27]
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In late May of 2013, a photo appeared on a NeoGAF internet forum. The user claimed to have photographic proof of the Xbox One's E3 2013 gaming lineup. On the picture, one can clearly see the Dead Rising font, "You Are Loved,"[Verification needed] at the far right side of the photo. Only visible is the part "DE3" which has led many to speculate that the name of the future game is "De3d Rising." Dead Rising 3 was shown at E3, and was not related to this photo in any way, proving it to be fake.[28]


  • The main character, Nick Ramos, is the first Hispanic protagonist of the Dead Rising series.
  • The game is the first installment of the Dead Rising series to be set in an City environment.
  • Dead Rising 3 marks the second time a main title in the series is an Xbox exclusive.
  • The slogan for Dead Rising 3 (judging by the trailers and website) is "Welcome to the After Party". It is unknown what this means, however it could be a reference to the outbreak being the "after party" of a large event that occurred in Los Perdidos before the outbreak occurred. Another possible explanation could be a reference to Agent S's line to Frank West in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, "It's about time you showed up for the after party".


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See alsoEdit


  1. Goldfarb, Andrew (2013-06-10). "E3 2013: Dead Rising 3 Announced". IGN. Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  2. a b Gaston, Martin (2013-06-10). "Dead Rising 3 an Xbox One exclusive". GameSpot. Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  3. a b c E3 2013 Xbox One Launching November Worldwide (June 10, 2013). "Dead Rising 3. Exclusive Frank West and Chuck Greene Tribute Packs with bonus attributes."
  4. An hour in Dead Rising 3, Xbox One's scariest, silliest horror game, Xbox Magazine, (October 2013).
  5. Corriea, Alexa Ray (2013-06-10). "Dead Rising 3 coming exclusively to Xbox One this holiday". Polygon. Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  6. Daniel Kaszor, Dead Rising 3 is flush with dark horror … until you want it to be funny, Financial Post, September 10, 2013.
  7. Devin Coldewey, 'Dead Rising 3' brings mad, mad, mad undead world to Xbox One, NBC News, (June 12, 2013). "...mowing down undead, in a hearse, in a cemetery, then donning a sundress and wielding a homemade grenade launcher."
  8. Matulef, Jeffrey (2013-06-10). "Dead Rising 3 revealed with giant open world". Eurogamer. Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  9. Moore, Greg (2013-06-10). "Dead Rising 3 announced for Xbox One". Capcom-Unity. Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  10. Jordan Mallory,Dead Rising 3 adds Nightmare mode for die-hard Dead Rising traditionalists, Joystiq, (June 11, 2013).
  11. a b c d e Dead Rising 3 - E3 Developer Livestream, youtube, (June 13, 2013).
  12. Andrei Dobra, Dead Rising 3 Will Continue the Story, Will Get Digital Content, (November 17th, 2010).
  13. Dead Rising 3 Should be Developed by Blue Castle Games,
  14. Wesley Yin-Poole, Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2 sales, (2 February, 2011)
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  16. a b Capcom says Dead Rising 3 couldn't have been achieved without Microsoft, (June 12, 2013).
  17. a b Scott Craft, Dead Rising 3 Release Date Will Send Gamers Back To The Early Days Of The Zompocalypse, idigitaltimes, (June 12, 2013).
  18. ‘Dead Rising 3′: Is Capcom Taking It Too Seriously?, inquisitr, (June 22, 2013).
  19. Daniel Kaszor, Dead Rising 3 is flush with dark horror … until you want it to be funny, Financial Post, September 10, 2013.
  20. Eddie Makuch, Dead Rising 3 won't be released in Germany, Gamespot, (October 10, 2013).
  21. Tim Turi, Rumor: Dead Rising 3 Set In California, Stars Auto Mechanic, Game Informer, (December 8, 2011).
  22. Spencer, Dead Rising 3 Is Set In California And The Protagonist Is An Auto Mechanic, Siliconera, (December 8, 2011).
  23. Capcom teases new Dead Rising game, Eurogamer, (December 8, 2012).
  24. Jonah Falcon, Capcom teases new Dead Rising taking place in tropical resort, Strategy Informer, (December 8, 2012).
  25. Blur Studio finished a trailer for Dead Rising 3 last year, All games Beta.
  26. Matt Furtado, ‘Dead Rising 3’ development outed by voice actress, Examiner, (April 30, 2013).
  27. reddit
  28. Richard Walker, Microsoft's E3 Slate Reportedly Leaked, Includes Fable IV, Halo 5, xbox360achievements, (June 03, 2013). Originally from a forum posting on neogaf.
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