Dead Rising 2 has multiplayer, up to 6000 zombies on screen
- Posted March 30th, 2009 at 06:54 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 30 Comments
Speaking during a panel at the Game Developer’s Conference last week, Blue Castle Games confirmed that upcoming zombie sequel Dead Rising 2 will include up to 800 different clothing textures for the undead as well as full multiplayer support.
Utilizing a program known as ‘mental mill’, the developer is attempting to overcome a number of design hurdles including incorporation of unique eye, skin and cloth shading, which it hopes to apply to large groups of enemies for a more authentic look.
Furthermore, it is expected that gamers will be able to experience up to a mammoth 6000 characters on screen during multiplayer sessions, though Capcom themselves haven’t been able to prove any concrete details on the matter.
Dead Rising 2 is due for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.
- 1:59am EDT - March 30th, 2009
(i dont even want to post ) =P
- 2:01am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Can't be bothered either. =P
- 2:18am EDT - March 30th, 2009
6000 characters on-screen at the same time? How can you even fit 6000 characters on-screen? Did you see Heavenly Sword's final battle? Is it going to be like that? Only even tinier? Or do they just mean 6000 characters present at a time... say 100 in one room, 300 in another, but all in the same map?
- 2:33am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Its gonna be awesome!
but still i must see first some gameplay just to be sure.
- 3:18am EDT - March 30th, 2009
@ number 1 and 2....sigh spam much? ppl should get told off for that crap
but anyway, 6000!!! that is a very bold claim! can't wait to see if thats even remotely possible at this stage
- 3:28am EDT - March 30th, 2009
6000... that's like 5900 more than the last one.
- 3:40am EDT - March 30th, 2009
How on earth can the xbox 360 handle that many zombies?
- 3:47am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Propably the same way that the PS3 can. ^^
- 4:34am EDT - March 30th, 2009
sweet im glad its goin to be for ps3. never played the first one cuz i think it came out for just the xbox right? o well but yea 6000 zombies on screen. cant wait for have fun with come frags if there goin to be in it, haha.
- 4:35am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Well I wonder if it's possible. I highly doubt they'll do it, but I still have hope.
- 5:17am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Why do they even think we want that much characters on our screens...
- 5:21am EDT - March 30th, 2009
added multiplayer?!?! def a day 1 buy for me.
- 6:14am EDT - March 30th, 2009
think of it this way, who's going to count?
- 6:20am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Sounds good but I have a feeling 6000 zombies could cause some major lag online :S
- 6:20am EDT - March 30th, 2009
i heard they said there are 6000 different zombies in the WHOLE GAME. That is more believable. oh yeah @1 and @2 I HATE yOU
- 7:16am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Can't be bothered with sequels to games that didn't come out on the platform I bought. My standards are too high.
- 7:17am EDT - March 30th, 2009
You can never have too many zombies. Hopefully with the current generation of consoles we're at now, they can do it without slowdown or mundane graphics.
Overall it is nice to see this game possibly coming to the PS3
- 7:48am EDT - March 30th, 2009
- 8:08am EDT - March 30th, 2009
- 8:31am EDT - March 30th, 2009
Thats gonna get boring SOOO quick.
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