Dead Rising

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom

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'Dead Rising' (X360) Counter Lawsuit Filed

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2008 @ 8:32 p.m. PST

Dead Rising is survival horror game. The hero of the story is Frank West, a grizzled freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. To his surprise, he soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies. As he fights tooth and nail against hordes of gruesome zombies, Frank must discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak. Full of mystery and thrills, this title is sure to please.
A few weeks ago Capcom filed a preemptive lawsuit against MKR Group, producer of 1979's George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, to avoid being sued over the similarities between the two properties. However MKR filed complaint in U.S. District Court in New York claiming both products are "dark comedies," that "the recreational activities of the zombies and absurdly grotesque 'kill scenes' provide unexpected comedic relief," as well as "Both works provided thoughtful social commentary on the 'mall culture' zeitgeist, in addition to serving up a sizable portion of sensationalistic violence." To be continued ...
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