If you had planned to go zombie hunting towards the end of the summer, you will now have to delay your grisly trip until early fall.

Initially expected to release on August 31 in North America, it has now been announced that Dead Rising 2 won't make it until the end of September. Capcom now says the highly anticipated horror sequel will hit North America on September 28, Japan on September 30, and Europe on October 1. Although PlayStation 3 owners will get this title for the first time, the Xbox 360 version will still have some exclusive downloadable content in the form of Case Zero . This extra piece of gameplay acts as a bridge between the original game and the sequel and furthermore, 360 owners will be able to download the upcoming live-action film based on the series, "Dead Rising: Zombrex." Well, it would make sense to assume that any existing Dead Rising fans are Xbox 360 owners, although PS3 fans might feel a little slighted come the end of September. Even so, the ability to use just about any random thing as a nasty weapon should sound appealing to a lot of people, right?

This delay might not have anything to do with avoiding competition, unless Capcom was worried about Mafia II at the end of August. This is likely just what it sounds like: a delay for QA purposes.

Related Game(s): Dead Rising 2

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Oxvial
Oxvial
10 years ago

LOL with that bunch of favoritism to the 360 crowd they think I would pay 59.99 day one?

Like World would say , awesome bargain bin!

Mavfan321
Mavfan321
10 years ago

Not to sound like I like this favoritism because it's sad to see M$ buy their way into even Japanese developers favor. However the first game was a major hit for the 360, and it was never released for PS3 so I can see how it's basically a business move to kind of favor the hand that fed them on this particular series. That said I'm hoping that from now on when new IP's come from companies they start to realize that alienating customers is foolish, start being about pleasing the customers and you'll make your money back.

Hezzron
Hezzron
10 years ago

Judging from a recent article here, this is probably what Capcom really wants:

"Dead Rising 2 Staggers Past August And Into Next Gen".

frostface
frostface
10 years ago

They won't even see the next gen if they keep their heads in the sand ūüėČ

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

lol can't fit the game on the DVD now can you Capcom?

Seriously, this is so lol-worthy

tlpn99
tlpn99
10 years ago

I'll get it I enjoyed the 1st one but I'll get the next one on the PS3.

TheOldOne
TheOldOne
10 years ago

So much favoritism to a console! Are there any games that have limited time exclusive DLC content for their PS3 version of the game (on their same day multi-console launch)?

Veritas Vincit
Veritas Vincit
10 years ago

Uh didn't batman get the joker (exclusive) for the ps3?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

This is BS Capcom,

When are you going to become more like some of the unscrupulous developers, by make your own games the best they can be on EACH console????

Just say "F*ck you M$", and to their filthy immoral practices of slush fund money galore"!!!

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

I thought this game looked like it would get boring after a very short amount of time. You're walking around a mall wading through endless zombies.

Oh and you can put on womens clothing, ok, why is that fun? I think I'll pass on this one. No crapcom games in my collection this year.

Mavfan321
Mavfan321
10 years ago

SSF4 is so good. I understand if fighting isn't your genre but if it is it's well worth the price.

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

not really into fighting games particularly, but there are some very good 3d fighting games and I just don't see the need for a 2d fighter.

CharlesD
CharlesD
10 years ago

Definitely going with Mafia II over this one, if it turns out I have to make a choice between the two for some reason

chedison
chedison
10 years ago

yup me too. Looking forward to that game.

___________
___________
10 years ago

sigh another game bites the dust.
if i had a penny for every millionth time this happened just in the last 2 years id be a multi billionare by now!
oh well, at least its only a few weeks unlike the usual 6+ month delay.
cough BRINK.
cant believe splash damage did that to us.
– 1 sale!

Lairfan
Lairfan
10 years ago

So just because they've delayed the game for 6 months, you're not buying it anymore? Your neverending stupidity astounds me.


Last edited by Lairfan on 7/21/2010 5:34:26 PM