It may have been a passing comment, but it was enough to kickstart my excitement, given how much of a fan I am of past Dead Rising games. On Twitter, Jez Corden – while discussing exclusivity for the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake – suggested that a new Dead Rising game may be in the pipeline – or more specifically, ‘on the horizon’.
It wasn’t long ago that we covered the extensive footage and imagery leaked from the now-canceled Dead Rising 5 project, ‘Dia De Los Muertos’. It has been more than six years since the last Dead Rising game dropped, but given that the most recent title was considered one of the worst on record, is the series even due for a revival?
Dead Rising Rising From The Dead?
First seen in 2006, the Dead Rising franchise managed to make itself a staple title for zombie-slaying aficionados the world over. With its humourous approach to the apocalypse and increasingly bizarre combat mechanics, the Dead Rising series never took itself too seriously, but perhaps that was what caused the ultimate downfall of the franchise.
In 2016, Dead Rising 4 was released, and following mixed reviews and some bad feedback from the community, it was the last Dead Rising title to see the light of day.
Now, it seems that things are about to change – at least, according to Jez Corden on Twitter. In response to a user saying ‘I got pushed into Xbox because of Dead Rising’, Corden responded ‘If you’re a Dead Rising fan there might be something on the horizon for you too…’
But it didn’t end there, as Corden went so far as to expand on his passing comment, stating:
Heard it’s a reboot, Capcom been on a solid keel lately.
So, is this the best next step forward for Capcom with the Dead Rising franchise? To scrap everything done thus far and rewrite history by rebooting the Dead Rising franchise? Will that mean a fresh return to Willamette with Frank West and his photographic talents, or is it going to be something else entirely?
I for one desperately hope Jez Corden is on the nose with this one.