Capcom Co., Ltd (Capcom) is pleased to announce that latest game "Dead Rising" series, "Dead Rising 2", has surpassed 2 million copies shipped to retail worldwide.
The "Dead Rising" series provides the best zombie paradise action available. Players are challenged to find the truth behind mysterious events while battling the shambling hordes of a huge zombie outbreak using hundreds of deadly and zany weapons. The first game in the series was released in August of 2006, and its darkly humorous setting and the tactile fun of destroying hordes of zombies was loved by fans all over the world. The series has shipped over 4 million copies to date worldwide (as of October 28, 2010).
"Dead Rising 2" is set 5 years after the events of "Dead Rising". The game tells the story of Chuck Greene, a man who must struggle to cut his way through thousands of zombies in order to protect his beloved daughter. "Dead Rising 2" brings "Dead Rising" to the next level while preserving what made the original so great. With the all-new combo weapon system and the introduction of cooperative and versus multiplayer modes to the series for the first time, "Dead Rising 2" provides the player with an unprecedented amount of content and freedom of play for a truly satisfying experience. In addition, the digital release of the game's prologue, "Dead Rising 2: Case Zero", and the digital release of a promotional feature-length film were examples of our aggressive and very successful promotional campaign. Above all, it was the close collaboration with the overseas development studio Blue Castle Games that is responsible for this high-quality multiple-million selling game which met the demanding expectations of our overseas fans.
As a part of our continuing effort to create a development environment that can effectively satisfy the increasingly diverse demands of a worldwide market, Blue Castle Games has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom. We plan to leverage their considerable talents to evolve the skills of our global development staff as we continue to create great games that satisfy the demands of game players all over the world.