Dead Rising (series)

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Dead Rising
Genres Survival horror
Beat 'em up
Developers Capcom (2006-9)
Blue Castle Games (2010)
Capcom Vancouver (2011-)
Publishers Capcom (2006-11)
Microsoft Studios (2013-)
Creators Keiji Inafune
Platforms Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Platform of origin Xbox 360
First release Dead Rising
August 8, 2006
Latest release Dead Rising 3
November 22, 2013

Dead Rising is a series of open world survival horror video games created by Capcom. It was originally developed in-house until Blue Castle Games (now known as Capcom Vancouver) took over developing the franchise.

Games[edit]

Aggregate review scores
As of November 19, 2013.
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Dead Rising (X360) 85.10%[1] (X360) 85[2]
Dead Rising 2 (X360) 80.07%[3]
(PS3) 79.81%[4]
(PC) 77.19%[5]
(PS3) 80[6]
(X360) 79[7]
(PC) 78[8]
Dead Rising 3 (XONE) 79.39%[9] (XONE) 78[10]

Dead Rising (2006)[edit]

Main article: Dead Rising

The first game in the Dead Rising series. The game centers on Frank West, a photojournalist who ends up trapped in a shopping mall in the fictional town of Willamette, Colorado, that is infested with zombies.

Chop Till You Drop (2009)[edit]

A remake of the original Dead Rising for the Nintendo Wii.

Dead Rising 2 (2010)[edit]

Main article: Dead Rising 2

The second game in the Dead Rising series. Set in the fictional casino town of Fortune City, Nevada, five years after the events of Dead Rising, the game follows former motocross champion Chuck Greene trying to keep his infected daughter alive.

Case Zero (2010)[edit]

An Xbox 360-exclusive download, available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The download serves as a prequel for Dead Rising 2.

Case West (2010)[edit]

A second Xbox 360-exclusive download, available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The game sees the return of Frank West, the main character from the first Dead Rising game, and is set after Dead Rising 2, with Frank teaming up with Chuck.

Mobile (2010)[edit]

A spin-off released on iOS in December 9, 2010. It received poor reviews.[11]

Off the Record (2011)[edit]

A reimagining of Dead Rising 2, with that game's protagonist, Chuck Greene, replaced by Frank West of the first Dead Rising.

Dead Rising 3 (2013)[edit]

Main article: Dead Rising 3

The third game in the Dead Rising series. Set ten years after Dead Rising 2, the story follows a young mechanic named Nick Ramos and his attempt to survive a massive zombie outbreak in the fictional city of Los Perdidos, California.

Film[edit]

In 2010 a Japanese film based on the Dead Rising universe titled Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun was released directed by Keiji Inafune. The film featured a new cast of characters set in the same world as Dead Rising. [12]

Legendary Digital Media will be making a digital feature of Dead Rising with Lorenzo di Bonaventura executive produced, Tim Carter will write and produce with Tomas Harlan through their Contradiction Films and Zach Lipovsky directing. Crackle will have the domestic rights of the film and which will be distributed internationally by Content Media Corp, also will be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV after its run on Crackle.[13][14]

Principal photography began in Vancouver on September 30, 2014. The official title was confirmed as Dead Rising: Watchtower, with Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Virginia Madsen and Meghan Ory joining the cast.[15] On October 20, 2014, Rob Riggle was announced to be playing Frank West, along with Harley Morenstein as Pryo, Aleks Paunovich as Logan and Keegan Connor Tracey as Jordan.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dead Rising Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dead Rising Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dead Rising 2 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dead Rising 2 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dead Rising 2 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dead Rising 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dead Rising 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dead Rising 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dead Rising 3 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Dead Rising 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dead Rising Mobile for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "IMDB Page". 
  13. ^ Graser, Marc (June 19, 2014). "Legendary to Bring Videogame ‘Dead Rising’ to Life". Variety. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ Barton, Steve (August 20, 2014). "Dead Rising Feature Film for Crackle Finds a Director". Dreadcentral. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Cast Announced for Dead Rising: Watchtower". September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Riggle, Morenstein, Tracey and Paunovich to Lead Dead Rising: Watchtower". comingsoon.net. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014.