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No two zombies are alike in Dead Rising 3

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Out of all the games arriving with the Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 looks like the most fun. It’s massive, gorgeous and clearly benefitting from all those extra horses under the Xbox One hood. Performance that now allows dozens of unique zombies to start shuffling towards your tasty, nutritious braaaaaiiiinsss…

“You’ll never see the same zombie twice,” said Capcom producer Mike Jones to CVG.

It’s all procedurally generated: hair styles, clothing, colours, textures. And the gore is too: missing jaws, missing eyes… it’s all totally dynamic. That’s a whole system that we built. We didn’t just model the zombies, we had to model the pieces and the system puts them together.

Technically, that will be true. You’ll most likely see one zombie who bears a resemblance to another one, but with a different shade of face-rot or with two eyeballs intact. So again, technically, that’s true. Still, the game is looking mighty fine, and it’s not just the zombies who will benefit from more variety.

Buildings are also going to be more unique, thanks to textures and all that fancy new next-gen technology."You’re looking at more custom work and less reuse," Jones said.

We’re not using the same textures over and over again, nor are we using the same geometry over and again. Every building and every interior in Dead Rising 3 is hand made and hand crafted. You’ll never see the same building twice.

Dead Rising 3 is one of the big name launch titles for the Xbox One. It’ll be rolling into stores on a motorcycle outfitted with flamethrowers and chainsaws when the console launches. While it won’t be playable at rAge this weekend, a zombie horde mentality should be able to overpower the security looking after that game.

Just sayin’.

Last Updated: October 1, 2013


  1. pretty cool actually.


  2. TiMsTeR1033

    October 1, 2013 at 13:38

    When I hear things like this makes me think “What will Gta 6 be like!”


    • HvR

      October 1, 2013 at 13:42

      No two hookers will look alike?


      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 1, 2013 at 14:03

        Gta online already having issues! flippin hell!


        • Hammersteyn

          October 1, 2013 at 14:04

          We all knew it would. It’s inevitable. Think of it like this, at least they are learning from this which means GTA6 on PS4 or XBOX One will be that much better online


          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 14:05

            Wonder which servers South Africa will use? US servers exploding apparently..

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 14:16

            If any….

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 1, 2013 at 13:43

      Seriously? You just had V released 0.o


  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 1, 2013 at 13:40

    I’m loving that devs now have more freedom with Console games. It means that when designing crossplatform games for PC that limitations will start being lifted. I’m very excited to see where gaming is going now.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 1, 2013 at 13:50

    If it’s all random, then it’s just as likely you’ll end up with 2 zombies that look the same.


    • A 2 Brute?

      October 1, 2013 at 13:58

      Exactly, the rule of averages dictates that there will eventually be 2 zombies identical to each other somewhere in the game 😉


      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        October 1, 2013 at 15:46

        And it would still make sense even if there are 2 zombies that look the same. Because twins do occur naturally, so you could expect twin zombies(or even duodecaplets) 😛


        • MacDoodle

          October 1, 2013 at 15:55

          If I saw 2 zombies that looked the same I’d want my money back, but seeing as I won’t be getting a bone it don’t matter, still would digg to play this game


  5. Umar Jaeger

    October 1, 2013 at 13:55

    Abstract this concept into a new Zombie engine and make a decent survival horror Walking Dead


  6. Hammersteyn

    October 1, 2013 at 14:00

    The header makes me think of Tyler’s words : “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all a part of the same compost pile.”


    • Umar Jaeger

      October 1, 2013 at 14:01

      Hell yeah for fight club reference


  7. TiMsTeR1033

    October 1, 2013 at 14:04

    I thought it was in a “special room” at rAge!?!


  8. Rincethis

    October 1, 2013 at 14:13

    AWESOME! And brilliant header there Darryn!


  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 2, 2013 at 10:33

    Just make a decent game Capcom, all this PR nonsense carries no value.


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