Capcom, the developer behind iconic franchises like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, is reportedly planning to reboot Dead Rising. This has fueled speculation among gamers and industry experts alike, who are looking forward to the game’s release.
According to a recent claim published by Jez Corden, a Windows Central reporter, the Dead Rising franchise may be making a comeback via a reboot. While responding to another Twitter user in response to recent rumors of Konami negotiating an exclusivity contract with Sony, Corden claimed to have heard stories of a reboot. However, he was careful to point out that he has no definite confirmation that Capcom is working on it.
If you're a Dead Rising fan there might be something on the horizon for you too…
— Jez (@JezCorden) May 7, 2023
I got pushed into Xbox because of dead rising.
Never liked halo or gears.
And now I'm looking at playstation for Spider-Man.
God knows which console will win me over.
— Boaby, rhymes with Kobe. (@BoabyKobe) May 7, 2023
The Dead Rising franchise debuted in 2006 and soon developed a dedicated following due to its unique blend of survival horror and open-world gameplay. Set in a zombie-infested mall, players were tasked with traversing the surroundings and fending off the undead with whatever they could find. The series has inspired multiple sequels and spinoffs, the most recent of which was Dead Rising 4 in 2016. However, that game did not match up to expectations, and the series appears to have been shelved.
While some may be on the fence with the idea of a reboot, many are also excited to see what new ideas Capcom has to offer. One potential advantage of a reboot is that it allows developers to make modifications and additions to the gameplay and mechanics that would not have been possible if the plot had been continued. This could imply a more polished and refined player experience, as well as new features and abilities to improve gameplay.
Given Capcom’s track record in the gaming business, many believe the next Dead Rising game will be a worthwhile addition to the franchise. Given how well the Resident Evil 4 remake performed, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to be positive about this as well. It is not just Resident Evil 4; this year alone has seen the release of the Dead Space remake as well as the remakes of Silent Hill 2 and Alone in the Dark.