Although Dead Rising 4 has been subjected to timed exclusivity for the Xbox One this December, PlayStation users are about to get a big, albeit undead, surprise. Developer Capcom will soon be releasing the original Dead Rising for the PlayStation 4. Right now, it is unclear on whether or not it will be a direct re-release or a remastered version of the game. This news comes in the wake of the first game receiving a complete list of PS4 trophies, as was recently reported by Exophase. The site is well-known for updating trophy lists when a game is nearing its impending release date. Therefore, long-time PlayStation gamers could be getting their first real dose of Dead Rising’s famed protagonist, Frank West, sooner rather than later.
Dead Rising is an open-world survival horror game, and the first one was released back in August 2006. The game introduces us to photojournalist Frank West, a man who is always looking for the next ‘big scoop.’ Unlucky for Frank, however, his curiosity quickly lands him in the fictional town of Willamette, Colorado where he becomes trapped in a shopping mall that is infested with zombies. As West, the player has to use a wide variety of weapons and quick thinking to not only protect themselves and ward off a large number of zombies but to also save West’s fellow survivors and try to uncover the outbreak’s cause.
Dead Rising is one of Xbox’s most successful franchises, and the first game has been a wildly popular title among fans since its console release ten years ago. This news of the original Dead Rising coming to PlayStation is a first. It will open the franchise up to an entirely new audience of gamers, namely all of the exclusive PlayStation users who have had little to no experience with playing the game.
Stay tuned to The Nerd Stash for more news on Dead Rising’s PS4 release.
Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.