Cancelled Dead Rising 5 gameplay leaks its way online

dead rising 5 canceled gameplay leaks make their way online
Credit: Capcom

dead rising 5 canceled gameplay leaks make their way online
Credit: Capcom

Gameplay leaks for the cancelled Dead Rising 5 have made their way online, making fans wonder what could have been. The series has been dead since Dead Rising 4 released, and disappointed, in 2016, but this sequel could’ve reanimated the franchise.

According to Exputer, gameplay leaks for the canceled follow-up come from a former Capcom Vancouver employee’s public portfolio. Naturally, many online eventually came across some of the footage and were intrigued by what the sequel would have been like.

Dead Rising 5 would have been called Dead Rising: Dia De Los Muertos aka Day of the Dead. Rather than go for Frank West again, this game would’ve starred Dead Rising 2 lead Chuck Greene alongside two other playable characters. As the title implies, the game would have been set in a zombie-filled Mexico.

This is a pretty extensive leak, as numerous levels are shown, alongside improvements to the previous game. An improved looting system is shown, which has players take their findings into a container system so they can see which items are actually useful. Besides some minor fixes, it still looks like a typical Dead Rising game at its core.

For those unaware, the core Dead Rising games have players stay in a closed off area filled with zombies and survivors. There’s a time limit that players have to follow, making each choice and alignment important, impacting the game’s ending. Dead Rising 4 dropped the time limit and was met with a mixed reception as a result, despite the game itself being decent to play.

Read More: Resident Evil 4 set to be Capcom’s most faithful remake ever

It’s a shame that we never got a Dead Rising 5 since this installment looked promising. Zombies also continue to be popular with the mainstream, as The Last of Us shows, so a sequel would have gotten some interest. Capcom seems pretty focused on Resident Evil and Monster Hunter right now but anything can happen.

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!