Dead Rising coming to iPhone this holiday season

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Guild McCommunist, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    Capcom stopped by the IGN office today to give me the first hands on with Dead Rising for iPhone, coming this holiday season. It presents the familiar theme of surviving a zombie apocalypse for a certain amount of time until the military arrives to provide assistance, but with all the touch controls you'd expect from the iPhone (iPhone 3G is not supported) or iPod touch gaming experience. Not only that, but you'll also get some interesting community options that not only connect you with your friends, but also have a discernible effect on your gaming experience.

    Dead Rising on iPhone presents a very similar experience to what you know and love about the first game. You still play as Frank (though Capcom hinted that it might release another playable character if the game is well-received) and you're stuck in a Williamette Mall that has been overrun by zombies. It's up to you to use any means available to kill them… again. While your surroundings and main character are the same, Capcom made it very clear that this version has been built from the ground up specifically for iPhone and iPod touch. So while the shopping mall setting is familiar, Capcom says that the events and story will be unique to the portable device.

    Oh yes.
    The new connectivity option I mentioned before is one of the more interesting social networking options I've seen included in an iPhone game. Once you die in-game you have the option to place what's called a rescue call. This rescue call will be posted to either Facebook or Twitter (or both) and will appear on your friends' news feeds. From there they'll have to click on the link at which point they'll receive a password to input into the Dead Rising app. Doing so enables you to avoid the PP loss that others will sustain if they simply respawn without waiting for a rescue call to be answered. If no one picks up in a certain amount of time, you'll turn into a zombie that your friends will be able to spot and kill in their game (no, you won't have control over your zombie, you'll just respawn as normal).

    I think I'd rather be rewarded for completing a rescue call than simply being allowed to continue onward without taking the PP hit, but the idea behind the mechanic is certainly solid and is a cool way to incorporate social networking into the gameplay.

    Once I got my hands on Dead Rising I was instantly at home with the controls and gameplay. Things are still presented through a third-person perspective, but without a right analog stick. The left analog is assigned both the moving and the turning; something that could be problematic. Attacking is limited to one button, but you can carry more than one weapon at a time and each can be thrown at an encroaching pack of undead. In my short run through the mall I was able to find a toy sword, a lead pipe, a few benches and a bowling ball. They each exuded a different sound when they made contact with the evil zombies and had the same short lifespan that weapons are tied to on consoles (the number of available weapons will be nearly identical to what you're used to as well).

    Dead Rising was clearly early as there were moments where zombies would disappear and textures would pop. The camera was also a bit annoying as it occasionally got stuck behind walls and other obstructions. Still, there's no denying that bashing zombies is as fun as ever even on an iPhone. I just hope that they can straighten out some of the nagging graphical issues before the game ships this holiday. Stay tuned to IGN for more info on Dead Rising on iPhone. [/p]

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    Can't say I'm optimistic, odds are it'll have the same follies as the Wii version and have like next to no zombies in it compared to the thousands they had on the Xbox 360 version. Still seems worth a look though.
  2. Master Mo

    Master Mo F.R.E.E.

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Man Mo Temple

    I don`t really like Dead Rising but it looks alright I guess for a mobile-version...
  3. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I might get try this on my iPod touch, and if ti is good, I will buy it on my iPhone.
  4. ibis_87

    ibis_87 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 11, 2009
    Serbia, Republic of
    Well, either very few zombies or the quality of graphics is going to suffer, so... doesn't look too promising. Resident Evil 4 was horrible on the iPhone. But then again, as a time-killer...
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    I fear it'll suck gameplay-wise as the Wii version did. I'll nonetheless play it.
  6. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 15, 2007
    With an exciting 4 zombies on the screen!
  7. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Hand cramps, everywhere.
  8. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Ugh. 3D based games on the iPhone make me hands cry.

    And is it just me or does it look better than the Wii version? [​IMG]
  9. Kamiyama

    Kamiyama GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 14, 2007
    That's it! I'm getting a good old Nokia 3310 again.
  10. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    I hope those notifications will be clearly labeled as game-related, to avoid confusion [​IMG]
  11. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States

    it hope you can send a message in game like, 'stay dead mother fucker, you didn't go to my house warming.'
  12. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

    Aug 18, 2008
    Genius [​IMG]
    This game looks pretty nice but probably wont work on my itouch 3g 8gb (8gb had 2g chip or RAM or some shit, other models had 3g [​IMG] )
    @description, Frank West touches people across the globe? O_O I came here thinking zomg paedo app. Not because I...wanted one
  13. Joktan

    Joktan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 5, 2010
    United States
    In a big Rancoon
    dude this game sounds amazing:)