Only a rumor at this time, it looks like those Dead Rising games might be launching on modern consoles in the not-too-distant future. And on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we might even be looking at a zombie-slaying bundle.
Last week we reported on rumors that the original Dead Rising games would be coming to some new platforms, namely the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Those rumors were then confirmed by Capcom, though no additional details or a launch window were provided. Now we're hearing a couple of new rumors and, considering how reliable those whisperings have been in this department so far, we wouldn't be surprised if they turn out to be true.
For starters, it looks like the Dead Rising games might be hitting consoles come September 13, this according to the latest report from Game Informer. The source of this rumor is even more credible than the last one, however, as it's based on a posting from the actual Xbox Live Marketplace. The only reason it isn't official is because Capcom has kept a zipped lip on the matter up until this point.
Even more interesting is the fact that the Xbox listing has the original Dead Rising games set as a bundle, though no price is attached.
Last week's report was that the original Dead Rising would soon launch on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The other games in the series are already available on PC, so it makes sense that they wouldn't re-launch there if there isn't a good reason for it. That fact has also led to speculation that these are going to be straight ports because, if anything new was being done, all three games would likely be PC-bound, too.
Things are a bit more bountiful on the console front, though, where it was reported the original Dead Rising would be joined by Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Thanks to this posting on the Xbox Marketplace, it appears that all three of those games will be presented as a one-buy item, rather than sold separately, and that makes a heck of a lot of sense. The games, while still a blast, are pretty old at this point. Why charge, say, $15 a pop and divide it into three downloads when you could package them all together and sell it for, I don't know, 40 bucks? That seems to be the going rate for these types of bundles, anyway.
Again, none of this last bit has been confirmed by Capcom at this point, and those prices were just educated guesses on my part. But with a potential launch date of mid-September, we probably won't have to wait much longer to get the full details.