Dead Rising 2 Aiming to Become Leading Capcom IP

Now, I hope you’ve all got your Zombrex supplements packed with you. I know I keep nagging you all about it, but, believe me, it’s for your own good. Can’t be too careful, what with all these zombies running wild in our shopping malls and casinos.

It seems Capcom are hoping to dethrone the non-zombies of the previous couple of Resident Evil games and have them replaced by the more traditional zombies let loose in an array of public places. I tell you, if it’s not one thing to worry about, it’s another…

Speaking with Eurogamer, Capcom’s head of global research and development, Keiji Inafune said that Capcom wants to see the Dead Rising franchise become as big as their current number one IP, Resident Evil.

“The goal for Dead Rising 2 is to replace the Resident Evil franchise and become number one IP within Capcom,”

Inafune-san also spoke about the prospect of Dead Rising 3.

“Until Dead Rising 2 sells we probably can’t start talking about spin-offs,” he said.“If it’s received pretty well, yes we would consider a sequel. But at the moment we just don’t know.”

Whether Dead Rising 2 is a success or not, you can bet your bottom dollar that the zombie motif will be a part of Capcom’s lineup for the foreseeable future… which isn’t looking terribly bright given the amount of viral outbreaks and general undead infestations that have been occurring recently. (Remember kids, stay inside and don’t go near the windows.)