Capcom somehow managed to create *deep breath* Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster Digital Deluxe edition

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Last week, Capcom announced Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster, a remaster of the acclaimed 2006 zombie-battling open-mall game powered by the publisher’s RE Engine. Now, more details have been revealed about the game, along with the news that we’ll be playing it sooner than some might have expected: Big Frank will return to Willamette on September 19, 2024.

That’s not all. According to the recently released game Steam Pageit’s a complete audiovisual overhaul that keeps the original gameplay intact, as well as “various quality of life improvements such as auto-save, revamped controls, improved UI, and many other details.” Among these changes, players will be delighted to know that it’s now possible to move around while aiming: the future is now. The game is fully voiced and, Capcom warns, “may not be suitable for watching at work.”

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What do I like most about this? Frank West looks human again. One of Capcom’s most memorable characters, Frank, as originally conceived, was a far cry from the yassified slob we got in Dead Rising 4: a middle-aged guy with a widow’s peak, a substantial nose, and an eye for the prize. Later entries have leaned more toward the typical, handsome protagonist Frank and lost much of what made the character so enjoyable to begin with, and it’s clear that the creators of this remaster understand that.

Hopefully that’s true for everything else. The fact is, Dead Rising is one of the best games Capcom has ever made, and none of the sequels have come close to recapturing the magic. Over time, like Frank himself, they’ve moved more towards the typical zombie shooting and absurd weaponry, whereas the magic of the first game isn’t in the chainsaws or assault rifles (although those are great), but in kicking a soccer ball into crowds of zombies, hitting them with frying pans, and dressing Frank in a Speedo and Mega Man’s Mega Buster.

Perhaps the funniest news is that Capcom has gone all-in on the standard edition ($49.99) and, in addition to the standard edition ($49.99), there’s a Dead Rising Remaster Digital Deluxe Edition. Try saying that five times rapid. It includes 17 costumes for Frank (including Resi, Mega Man, and Street Fighter costumes) and 17 additional music tracks, as well as three costumes and tracks available for pre-order. It’ll be released digitally on September 19, with the physical edition arriving in November.

Finally, the system requirements, which are quite reasonable for a game that offers zombie massacre on an astonishing scale. The only downside is that the game now requires an internet connection, because Capcom, as usual, relies on Denuvo.

Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster – Announcement Trailer – YouTube


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Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster System Requirements

MINIMUM:

A 64-bit processor and operating system are required

Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)

Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

Memory: 16GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) / AMD Radeon RX 580

DirectX: Version 12

RECOMMENDED:

A 64-bit processor and operating system are required

Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)

Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Memory: 16GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070Ti / AMD Radeon RX 5700

DirectX: Version 12

Additional Notes: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT required for 4K/60fps support

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