The games in this series focus on zombies. They operate a set two hour timespan, where the first game takes place in the fictional town of Willamette, Colorado. The first game deals with different zombies (Ravenous, Albion, and Omega), which all are based on iconic monsters and superheroes, unlike the previous game, which only had one kind of zombies. Dead Rising 3 introduces the Arm Cannon, which is a powerful weapon for the player to use. In Dead Rising 4 more zombies are introduced, which affects gameplay. The game is similar to the previous two games in that there is no extended open-world, and each scene takes place in a fictional town (Willamette, Still Creek, San Paloma, or Fortune City depending on the game). Players can take part in multiple challenges and games ranging from mini-games to fighting for survival. The game was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows in October 2014. They were released in September 2015 for the Microsoft Windows and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2016. Dead Rising 4 received critical acclaim from most critics, with praise for its narrative, game-play, and graphics, being the first game in the series to be nominated for the 2014 Game of the Year Award. Many critics praised the PS4 and Xbox One version regarding the graphics, rumoured to have been created for the consoles with Unreal Engine 4. Upon the release of the game, the Steam version received critical acclaim from various media outlets such as the video game review site IGN, which called it the best game released for the PC. The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC versions of the game have all scored over 90% on review aggregator websites GameRankings and Metacritic.
The three games in Case Zero series are a spinoff from the Dead Rising franchise aimed at a younger audience in the format of a visual novel. It is the prequel to Dead Rising 3, which also releases in September 2015. The game plays within a 72-hour time system, and in each of the three episodes (Delta, Gamma, and Omega), there are nine hours of game time left, which progresses as time passes. It covers nine days and 21 hours, which is the longest time span covered by the series. d2c66b5586