Capcom held a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International where they talked about Dead Rising 3, the latest in their highly acclaimed zombiefest franchise which is exclusive to Xbox One and includes some Kinect 2 features, and released a new trailer called “Zombie Apocolypse Evolved: Making Of Dead Rising 3” which you can watch above. Unfortunately Kinect was only mentioned briefly when they said that you can call out to the zombies to distract them, which had already been mentioned at E3 along with being able to give voice commands to survivors, the zombies being able to respond to any sounds in your room not just you calling out and some motion control when grappling.
Other info they mentioned included the game being even more open-world than the previous games, the game world being more than twice as big as Dead Rising 1 & 2 combined and Xbox SmartGlass support that featured among other things not just the airstrike summoning shown at E3 but also getting phone calls from characters in the game on your actual phone via the Xbox SmartGlass app! (If you have a smartphone and it’s capable of running Xbox SmartGlass of course.) They also addressed some criticism of the first showing of the game being too dark and serious by explaining that you can choose to play the game however you like, as a serious survival horror just using the serious weapons and objects or mess around with crazy weapons, silly outfits and funny uses of objects such as traffic cones and giant teddy bears just like in the previous games.
Live Stage Demo
There was also a stage demo at the SDCC which you can watch below, but please note that the demo is an alpha version of the game and Capcom have said that the frame rate issues won’t be in the final version:
Here’s the official fact sheet with more info:
“Dead Rising 3”
Title: “Dead Rising 3”
Developers: Capcom Vancouver
Format: Blu-ray for the Xbox One video game and entertainment system; Xbox Live-enabled
ESRB rating: M for Mature (expected rating)
Price: $59.99 ERP1
Availability: November 2013
Available exclusively for Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, “Dead Rising 3” delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you fight for survival in a massive open world teeming with thousands of undead.
Set 10 years after the events of “Dead Rising 2,” “Dead Rising 3” takes place in the vast city of Los Perdidos amid a nationwide zombie outbreak that’s on the brink of decimating mankind. The story follows Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past who must find a way to escape a city full of thousands of bloodthirsty zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city and everyone in it off the map. But Nick can’t do it alone — he must join up with other survivors to stay alive and fight their way out before it’s too late.
The “Dead Rising” series is one of the most popular zombie game franchises ever, with more than 5.4 million units sold worldwide to date.2
A darker story of survival in a massive open world
“Dead Rising 3” takes the celebrated series in a new direction by introducing a cinematic storyline with darker humor and more personable characters fighting to survive in the new city of Los Perdidos.
Featuring a massive and dynamic world bigger than the first two titles combined, “Dead Rising 3” represents a new benchmark for open-world gameplay. Powered by Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” allows you to explore the vast city of Los Perdidos seamlessly with fast load times, keeping you immersed in the action and stunning next-generation visuals. Overwhelming zombie hordes with intelligent AI and shared awareness will challenge you like never before, forcing you to employ all your cunning, combat skills and creativity to stay alive.
The ultimate zombie sandbox
In “Dead Rising 3,” anything and everything is a weapon. You can create your own tools of zombie destruction with the virtually limitless variety of combo weapons — anytime, anywhere. A regular sledgehammer or a table saw might not be enough to hold off the zombie horde, but fuse them together and you’ll do massive damage with the fearsome Sledge Saw — just one of hundreds of potential weapon combinations.
“Dead Rising 3” also places new emphasis on vehicles that are critical to survival. But watch out — zombies cling to cars, affecting the steering physics, and attack you while driving!
Easy to play, hard to master
“Dead Rising 3” features a gameplay experience that’s both deep and immediately accessible to anyone who loves open-world action games. With the ability to explore the game at your own pace without time constraints, a new streamlined save system and other improvements, “Dead Rising 3” is the most accessible and intuitive title in the series yet.
At the same time, hardcore players will face tough-as-nails zombies in Nightmare Mode with classic “Dead Rising” rules, where time is the enemy and the countdown clock never stops running. The city of Los Perdidos offers near-limitless zombie encounters and missions in a multitude of settings, and as you progress, weapon combinations become more deadly.
Unlimited co-op action
“Dead Rising 3” lets you team up with a buddy for endless zombie-killing mayhem through online co-op over Xbox Live, with asynchronous matchmaking that allows you to jump in or out of the game at any time.3 Not only will you help your friend advance, you’ll also contribute to your own story progression and earn experience points that will carry back into your own game.
Immersive Xbox SmartGlass and Kinect integration
“Dead Rising 3” introduces pioneering Xbox SmartGlass features that will expand the dual-screen experience and reimagine couch co-op gaming on Xbox One. “Dead Rising 3” and Xbox SmartGlass transform your compatible tablet or phone into a Zombie Defense and Control PDA. Swamped by the zombie horde from all sides? You or your buddy on the couch next to you can call in an airstrike to bail you out. Ready to start a new mission? Incoming in-game calls and text messages deliver “live” briefings through your Xbox SmartGlass-enabled phone or tablet.
Xbox SmartGlass also allows you to keep track of your progress with a mission checklist and a map that helps locate hidden items and locations, and even features a news ticker of real-time updates on the zombie outbreak in Los Perdidos.
In addition, with Kinect, the zombie horde can hear beyond the screen and respond to noises inside your living room for a more immersive experience. Use motion controls to fight your way out of grapples and use voice commands to control your survivor posse and even taunt your enemies!
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1 Estimated retail prices. Actual retail prices may vary.
2 Source: http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/salesdata.html
3 Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold Membership (sold separately).