July 21, 2008

Dead Rising: Chop 'Till You Drop Announced for Wii

What could be a better use for the Wii's controls other than killing zombies in a mall? Capcom has now announced Dead Rising: Chop 'Till You Drop for the Nintendo Wii. Here is the official word:

"Taking advantage of the same proven technology that brought Resident Evil® 4 so successfully to Wii, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop delivers a more immersive, intuitive and interactive experience as players use the Wii Remote to shoot, slash and bludgeon their way through a zombie infested shopping mall, fighting for survival.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies. Frank escapes to the local shopping mall, thinking it will be a bastion of safety but it turns out to be anything but. It will be a true struggle to survive the endless stream of enemies, but players will have full reign of a realistic shopping centre and its varied stores offering an endless supply of real and makeshift weapons to fight off the flesh-hungry mob. If Frank is running low on health he can pay a visit to one of the many restaurants or cafes for a meal in order to restore his energy and continue the fight."

The power of the Wii seems to be a bit of a hindrance with most screenshots showing considerably less zombies on screen than with the 360 version and it is yet to be seen how the controls handle, but it should offer a bit more flexibility. The game is running on the same engine as Resident Evil 4 and will feature a similar case-based story as the 360 version. Check out some of the first screens below.

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