Given that the game's comedy-horror schtick is muted greatly in favor of darker colors and more serious looking character designs, Microsoft and Capcom took the opportunity to sell the 100% okay game as a serious, post-apocalyptic zombie survival game... even though it really isn't.
Capcom Vancouver's open-world zombie action title that helps flesh out the exclusive launch line-up for the Xbox One has finally landed on the desks of reviewers and the results are a mixed bag of praise and enjoyment fused with the languishing reality that Dead Rising 3's biggest foe had nothing to do with the game mechanics and everything to do with the technical hurdles of maintaining frame rate consistency.
The frame stutter that attacked a Joystiq writer when they were previewing Dead Rising 3 for the Xbox One was somewhat of a one-off encounter. ShackNews also made mention of the frame stutter, but the rest of the Doritocracy played it mum... until today. Digital Foundry dropped a truth bomb that helps bring back the lighter fluid to the console flame wars.
Look, the frame issues that Joystiq brought out in their preview of Dead Rising 3 are very apparent. It's something that kind of plagues the game throughout the entire video playthrough. However, in all fairness, the outlier to the video is that the “teething” issues at least aren't just there without some elements of quirky fun.
720p when the game couldn't hit native 1080p? Check. 30 measly frames per second because 60 frames was beyond the system's hardware threshold? Check. Frame stutter to show that porting from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One and cutting corners to do so doesn't always yield the best results? Double check.
Another confirmation has been made courtesy of Capcom's executive producer Josh Bridge. The exec confirmed that Dead Rising 3 is running at a locked 30 frames per second at native 720p on the Xbox One. While many gamers have been hoping for native 1080p, it looks like what the developers could get to run within the given time frame is what gamers will end up with.
Capcom has four downloadable content packs planned for their open-world zombie adventure Dead Rising 3. These add-ons are said to explore the "untold stories" of Los Perdidos.
If you were hoping to get in some open-world zombie action on the Xbox 360 this fall with Dead Rising 3, think again. The game was originally designed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but after July the game was scrapped for the Xbox 360 due to the aging console being too old and decrepit for what the team had in mind.
The new thing to do with open-world games regarding the size of the map is to talk about things like it's an e-peen measuring contest “Yeah, you know that one thing? It's bigger than that other thing... like, twice as big!” Capcom's launch title for the Xbox One, Dead Rising 3, is bragging about its map schlong because, well, it's bigger than Dead Rising 1 and Dead Rising 2's maps combined.
During Sony's special announcement event for the PlayStation 4, Capcom showed off a medieval fantasy game called Deep Down. They haven't said much about the game since then but today Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed over Twitter that the game will be a PS4 exclusive.
Being the son of one of the brightest detectives known to man, it should come as no surprise that young Alfendi Layton has followed in his father’s footsteps, now pursuing a life of solving crimes. And now more mobile gamers than ever can follow Alfendi on his latest cases as Layton Brothers Mystery Room finally makes its way to Android.
Everyone loves a good zombie killing weapon, especially within the categories of shotguns, flamethrowers and... you guessed it, lightsabers. The newest video trailer for Dead Rising 3 sports some new vehicles on display, some new outfits for the character to wear and new custom weapons doing zombies in the way a pro-zombie killer would.
Want a new Mega Man game that's good? Are you waiting on Capcom to deliver that game? Well, your great, great, great grandkids will be dust and bones before that ever happens. However, the father of Mega Man, the man that turned the Blue Bomber into a legend has thrown aside the pettiness of publisher pride and has gone back to the source of his power and creativity... the gamers.
Capcom is bringing the cult hit Dustforce to home consoles and Sony's PlayStation Vita. The side-scrolling, action-platformer that sees players fighting off pockets of dust in challenging stages was unveiled as a port for consoles during Sony's PAX Prime conference.
If Capcom is reeling from a lot of the mediocre review scores from Lost Planet 3, I imagine folk at D-Link are flipping their minds with some of the continued lambasting their DGL-5500 wireless gaming router is receiving.