Dead Rising 3 will be the hardest game in the franchise

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There’s no two ways about it: Dead Rising 3 looks gorgeous. Necrophiliac taste in visuals aside, the game also looks pretty damn challenging. And that’s something that the game will indeed be. If you choose to play it that way.


Speaking to OXM, producer Mike Jones said that “It’s probably the most difficult Dead Rising game we’ve ever made. We wanted to sort of have our cake and eat it, serve both kinds of gamers”.

I’m the kind of gamer who just wants to be chilled, who doesn’t want to be on a timer or a schedule, but a lot of Dead Rising fans love that timer, and love that save system, and they love breaking controllers, I guess – throwing them against the wall. So if you’re a masochist, we’re not going to ruin it for you.

All that extra challenge is present in Nightmare mode, which ups the ante with time mechanics if players decide to tackle it. Or you can take your time and steamroll over zombies at your own pace. “You can take it seriously, as a zombie survival outbreak simulator, or you can do this nonsense. We’re laying down a canvas, and we’re letting you paint up that canvas and make the game how you want to make it,” a Capcom rep said.

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Personally, I dig that approach. I hated the time limit restriction in previous Dead Rising games, I’ll admit. Sure, it was novel but I didn’t enjoy it being forced on me. That, and I’m terrible at games in general, so yay for a softer setting.

Last Updated: September 5, 2013

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  • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

    I like it. Life is anyway WAAAAAAAAAAY to rushed. When gaming, I like to take the laid back approach sometimes, do things on MY time.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      thats why I love Gta games

    • Mossel

      Agreed. Eleven hours in Witcher 2 and I havent even touched the main quest, except the prologue of course.

      • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

        Nice, found a new way to install the backup files I downloaded. So tonight, I shall be joining you!

        • Mossel

          Awesome! It really is a great game, very much like Skyrim, yet so different! Combat for one is a lot harder.

          • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut


    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      Agreed.It’s nice to take your time killing the undead

      • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

        Indeed. Kill em all, until, they are dead, again o_O

        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          Lol make them deader!!!

          • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

            Kill them until they die from it

  • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    Hate timer. If only DR can fix the frame rate issues I will honestly consider getting a 1 *GASP* … DR 3 is not enough I want DR with smooth frame rate

    EDIT: DR2 on PC was perfect

  • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    HAHAHAHA! Header win!

    • Craig Boonzaier

      Ronald Weasley, it’s Levioooosaaa!

      • HvR


  • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    I like the option of choosing fast or slow, said my ex-girlfriends never 0-O

    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      You had a girlfriend??? O-O

      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        Oi! Yes! Many! And you didn’t see my comment on the Indie page!

        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          Oh so now I’m a cheap whore…..well errr. you’re an Xbox 1 !!

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            Take that BACK! You should have come to the dev meeting, was awesome. Another in 3 weeks…

          • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

            Rince and Umar, sitting in a tree…
            Fighting like old married couple over tea

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            Jelly? 😛

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

            Oi! I think you’ve changed your avatar pic everyday man! You having issues with your mind? Or are all the different yous coming out?

          • Admiral Chief Awesomenaut

            Have you jammed Awesomenauts yet? Blerrie cool man.

            Anyway, back to Witcher 2 tmrw. Hopefully I can install tonight

          • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!


  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Hahahahahah! Shutup Capcom!

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