Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster release date revealed, will run in 4K and 60fps in RE Engine

After unexpectedly teasing the game last week, Capcom has shared new details on the Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster, confirming among other things that it will release on September 18, 2024.

Developer Risosuke Murai said that “it wouldn't be an exaggeration to call this game a remake”, and the new version will run in 4K 60fps on the RE Engine, and include quality-of-play improvements such as the ability to walk while aiming, as well as improvements to NPC behaviour.

Capcom has also “improved the interface” and added autosave functionality, and the story will be fully voiced in nine languages.

In addition to the standard edition, Capcom plans to release a digital deluxe edition that will include additional costumes and mall background music. Its physical release is scheduled for November 2024.

Return of the Dead Rising

Although it's been years since a Dead Rising game was developed, a return to the franchise seemed possible. In early February, Capcom posted a “Super Election” survey on its website, asking players if they wanted a sequel or spin-off to dormant franchises like Dead Rising, Okami, and Dino Crisis.

Dead Rising was originally released in 2006 and quickly became one of the more desirable games available exclusively on the Xbox 360. This franchise started a new franchise for Capcom during the late 2000s and 2010s, including three sequels.

The most recent entry in the franchise before the Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster was announced was Dead Rising 4, which released for Xbox One and PC in 2016, with a PS4 port released a year later called Frank's Big Package. Dead Rising 4 received mixed reviews and underperformed in terms of sales.

Poor sales of Dead Rising 4 led to the cancellation of a new Dead Rising game, as well as the closure of Capcom Vancouver (formerly Blue Castle Games), which had developed the Dead Rising games, starting with the Dead Rising 2 prequel Case Zero in 2010.

In our review of Dead Rising, IGN wrote: “Although Dead Rising may seem like a simple, uninspiring game upon first play, it eventually turns out to be a very deep experience. There are tons of extras to discover in Willamette's shops, magazine power-ups and special drink mixes to be crafted, plenty of clothing combinations, countless photos to take, and plenty of NPCs to rescue.”

Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @TayNixster.

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