With E3 coming in full force a lot of gaming news has been flooding in. Earlier today we showed you the trailer and shared some details on the next installment of Capcom’s Dead Rising franchise. Now some more information has been revealed about how the game will actually play and some more details.
According to Gamespot they have drastically changed some of the fundamental aspects of what made Dead Rising, well, Dead Rising. Gone are the time constraints which make the game a pressure cooker. Now it is just another open world zombie game, which is nice, but not the game we all know. The Kinect will also be used quite a bit in this game. It will be used to communicate to zombies (a loud noise is enough to get their attention), and there are motion controls as well. You know how games often force you to wiggle the stick when an enemy grabs you? Well, in Dead Rising 3, you can shake your arms to get them off. SmartGlass is also implemented. By using your phone or tablet, you can call in an airstrike or locate items on the map. It sounds like a nice feature right? But what happened to the desperation of trying to hunt one down? A change for sure.
The biggest and most troubling thing mentioned is that they are trying to appeal to a wider audience. Capcom has come out and said they are going after the “Call of Duty player”. This means they will be cutting out the “cartoony” look in favor of more “visceral” and “real gore” look. Whenever publishers say they are going after a wider audience I get a little worried about what they are going to do. Often when they take this approach they alienate their current fans. I’m hoping for the best but if they keep this line of thought it could be a bumpy road.
UPDATE: News during E3 can be conflicting and often different. It appears that Capcom is going to allow people to activate something called “Nightmare” mode which will implement the time constraint. This will cater to the fans of the original so it will be interesting to see how this develops. As soon as we hear more we will let you guys know.