Two key Capcom games on PC, Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising 2, are set to be released on Steam for the first time as part a plan to remove them from the Games For Windows Live platform.Writing on the Capcom Unity blog, community manager Brett Elston added that Dead Rising 2: Off The Record--a standalone spin-off with new content--will also make the transition to Steam.Capcom said the transfers should be completed at some point in 2015."With the global popularity of the Steam platform, we’ve seen high demand from fans to bring these highly requested titles to this platform," Elston wrote."Moving to Steamworks will allow more fans across the world to enjoy these games."Those who already own any of these three games on PC will find them transitioned to Steam for free, though there were no finer details on the switch over, such as whether saves can carry over."Once we have specific dates ironed out, we'll have more information about all three titles and their respective launch days … [Read more...] about Steam to Absorb Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising 2 From Games For Windows Live
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Capcom's Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will make the long-awaited transition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks this week, according to an official announcement posted to Capcom Unity. That means the two Dead Rising games will soon get Steam perks like trading cards, leaderboards and Steam Achievements, while shedding its reliance on GFWL.Players who previously purchased a copy of Dead Rising 2 or Off the Record will be able to get a Steam copy for free, but only if they purchased the retail version of the game. Players won't be able to transfer copies purchased digitally direct from the Games for Windows Live Marketplace, nor will they be able to transfer DLC purchases to Steam.It's not clear why Capcom is unable to transfer digital purchases made through the GFWL Marketplace to Steamworks, as games like Dark Souls and BioShock 2 made the transition to Steam without similar restrictions. We've reached out to Capcom for more details.Capcom … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2 makes the jump to Steamworks this week
The studio behind Dead Rising 2 has confirmed a round of layoffs today. According to the official Twitter feed of Capcom Vancouver, the studio has cut its headcount by 7 percent "as a result of unsuitable fit with the studio goals." In a follow-up post, the studio emphasized that it is "still growing and aggressively seeking great talent." Its official website lists senior positions for an animator, a producer, and a designer, as well as a handful of software engineer openings. The studio's current game has not been announced, but it is intended to be the start of a new franchise, and won't feature zombies. Previously, the studio developed Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and the Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Case West downloadable spin-offs of the series. Before its association with Capcom started, the Vancouver studio was known as Blue Castle, specializing in baseball games like Take-Two's The Bigs and its sequel. The news worsens a particularly … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2 developer enacts layoffs
For a game built around the dead-simple premise that killing zombies with improvised weaponry is more fun than using anything bearing the "military-grade" label, it’s nice to see that Dead Rising 2's most recent unveilings--weapon combinations and co-op play--are designed with a similarly down-to-earth approach. Co-op is a feature built into the game without an ounce of context explaining the presence of a second player, while weapon combinations allow for some ridiculously handcrafted tools of destruction. When not raiding in-game clothing stores to create the most absurd outfit we could find, those were the two areas of Capcom’s upcoming action game that we focused on the most at last week’s Captivate press event. For those who don't follow the strategic dealings of big publishers, Dead Rising 2 is the latest in Capcom's recent string of Western-developed games. Though the 2006 original was created within the Japanese company's internal studios, Capcom has … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2 Update: Co-Op and Weapon Combinations
As if there wasn't enough Capcom news today already, now we find out that we'll be getting a new version of Dead Rising 2. This time you'll take on the role of Dead Rising's classic journalist hero, Frank West in a retelling of 2's story. It's all about how Frank would've handled things differently than Chuck Greene and will feature new areas to explore, new enemies and new weapons, along with enhancements to the co-op and save systems. Basically, it's the equivalent of them coming out with Super Street Fighter IV a year after Street Fighter IV came out. I think I'm going to start waiting a year before I buy any Capcom games from here on out.Dead Rising 2: Off the Records will hit stores in Fall 2011 on 360, PS3 and PC. Is it just me, or does Frank look like he's put on a few pounds? … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2: Off the Records Will Help Capcom Suck Your Wallet Dry
Microsoft's "Games with Gold" promotion continues this August with two titles you may just want to fire up your Xbox 360 to download.Starting August 1st, you'll be able to download Crackdown free of charge, so long as you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. Assassin's Creed II is currently available for free, but when the Marketplace updates tomorrow, Ezio's adventure will be replaced by the aforementioned open-world collect-a-thon, so get on that if you haven't already.Then, on August 16th, Crackdown will be replaced by Dead Rising 2 as well as its prologue, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. So mark your calendar, or whatever else you need to do to make sure you don't miss out on these killer deals. … [Read more...] about Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 Coming Free To Xbox Live Gold Subscribers
Capcom is transitioning a handful of Windows PC games — Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record — from Microsoft's Games for Windows Live service to Valve's Steamworks, according to a Capcom Unity post.Citing the "global popularity of the Steamworks platforms," Capcom says moving to a Steam-based solution for each game's cooperative multiplayer component "will allow more fans across the world to enjoy these games." The transition to Steam is expected to happen sometime in early 2015.Capcom moved Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks earlier this year, while the latest release, Ultra Street Fighter 4, launched on PC with Steamworks support. Some Capcom-published titles, like Street Fighter X Tekken and Lost Planet 2, still rely on Games for Windows Live technology.Developers and publishers have been slowly moving away from GFWL since Microsoft announced it would shut down the Games for Windows Live … [Read more...] about Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 drop Games for Windows Live for Steamworks next year
Source: A Famitsu interview with Capcom's Keiji Inafune. What we heard: Dead Rising and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition are a tricky pair of titles for Capcom. Both originally billed as Microsoft exclusives, Lost Planet was subsequently delivered to the PlayStation 3, while Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop is expected to arrive for the Wii before the end of March. That, despite a Capcom representative expressly denying such an occurrence would happen. For the next installments in the two franchises, Capcom is apparently focusing on a multiplatform release from the get-go. Speaking to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (a screenshot of which was obtained by Kotaku and translated by GameSpot), Capcom's Keiji Inafune told the gaming news outlet, "Please expect new Dead Rising and Lost Planet titles. While they will be on multiple platforms, we are thinking about having the 360 version play out differently." Wait, did he just say new Dead Rising and Lost Planet games? A sequel to Dead Rising … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2 confirmed?
Source: A recently posted YouTube video appears to be a teaser trailer for the still-unannounced Dead Rising 2, and suggests that the game will be set in a Las Vegas-style, entertainment-obsessed city. What we heard: Dead Rising 2 has been rumored almost since the Xbox 360 exclusive originally launched, given that Capcom was running surveys at the time inquiring about interest in a sequel. Since that time, a Dead Rising follow-up has been hinted at, tied to a developer, and publicly acknowledged, but not actually announced. If this latest teaser trailer is any indication, Capcom may be about ready to break its silence on Dead Rising 2. Clocking in at exactly a minute in length, the trailer does exactly what a teaser trailer should do. It establishes its Dead Rising ties straight away with news coverage of "the Willamette incident," and shows exterior shots of the Willamette mall where the original game took place. The teaser then sets up the premise for a sequel. In the background, a … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2: Vegas or bust?
To the surprise of virtually no one, Capcom today confirmed that it is developing Dead Rising 2. The announcement comes just days after the game's trailer hit YouTube and two weeks after designer Keiji Inafune told Famitsu a multiplatform sequel was in the works. Indeed, keeping with Capcom's newish policy of being console agnostic, the follow-up is in development for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The original sold 1.5 million copies solely on the 360, although a scaled-down Wii port--subtitled Chop 'Til You Drop--is set for release later this month. Today's report also comes three months after rumors pegged Blue Castle, the shop behind 2K Sports' Major League Baseball game The BIGS, as developing Dead Rising 2. Sure enough, the Vancouver-based studio is working on the game, with Tokyo-based Inafune acting as producer of the project. As was indicated by the now-official trailer, Dead Rising 2 will be set in a Las Vegas-like gambling metropolis called Fortune City. … [Read more...] about Dead Rising 2 shuffling onto PC, PS3, 360