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Rumor: Co-op may be coming to Dead Rising

Keeping the rumor mill a twirling, Xboxic received word that in the latest issue of EGM they reporting that Capcom has co-op aspirations for Dead Rising. EGM says that when Dead Rising comes to the platinum hits catalog that it will include a new online co-op feature. At the same time there will be a co-op patch downloadable via the XBLM for current Dead Rising owners, but it will not be free. Do you think an online co-op patch could breathe new life into an aging Dead Rising or would you be dead set (get it?) against paying extra for the option via a download? Come on ... spill your guts!

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1. Before anyone gets too excited... This is an April Fool's Day Joke. Some of you may wonder why the joke would come so early. Remember that Magazines are always a month ahead. The Mag you get in March is for April.

Posted at 1:09PM on Mar 5th 2007 by ShadowHawk01

2. I don't think it's right to make the people who paid full price when the game was released pay extra for the Co-op. The people who waited till the game is at a "platinum hits" price are paying less and getting more. It's just not right!

Posted at 1:09PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Rob Holiday

3. Who really gives a SH@T???

Posted at 1:31PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Anthony D

4. I'd pay no more than 5 bucks for co-op for it since I beat the game on all of the 'endings' and everything months ago. I'd love new costumes, clothes and weapons to accompany the co-op download however!

Regardless I can't do $hπt right now as my system bricked up Saturday and I'm waiting for Microsoft to send me the box..

Posted at 1:32PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Toph

5. Anybody who likes Dead Rising.

Posted at 1:32PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Daryl

6. It's a weak April fool's joke if it is one. I'd expect something more like, oh..Lost Planet to feature Mega Man in a new download or maybe something like that.

Posted at 1:33PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Toph

7. What??!! Mega man is going to be in LOST PLANET? That is so awesome, where did you get that news?

Posted at 1:36PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Captain Obvious

8. Sounded like a lame April Fools joke to me.

Why would Capcom spend any extra time on the original title now? I'd imagine the extra money/man-power would be better spent on the sequel.

Unless the co-op code was partially done like Kameo.

Posted at 1:41PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Kid Pyrrhic

9. The lack of legit SDTV support alone should let us get coop for free, if this is indeed true.

Posted at 1:50PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Modeps

10. Hold on while I pick my jaw off the floor... CoOp for Deadrising !?! HELL YEAH!!!

I would pay $5 for it, but Capcom is a great company and I could see them adding this for free; unless they have some other extra's they plan to bundle with it. Just because many have played the game, doesn't mean everyone has. CoOp adds more incentive to those who haven't purchased it yet. I will chalk this up to rumor right now, but the April fools theory is BS. @3 - Why even comment douchebag! The game is one of the top AAA titles on the 360. This title is a perfect example of why the 360 isn't all about FPS/Shooters!!

Posted at 1:57PM on Mar 5th 2007 by razer

11. April FOOLS!!!

Posted at 2:02PM on Mar 5th 2007 by ZenGaijin

12. Everyone is convinced this is an April Fools joke? In the same article the writer says that downloadable content is coming for Gears. How come nobody is calling that an April Fools joke? Is it because Epic is on record saying we can expect downloadable content in the near future? If Epic can, why can't Capcom? Nobody called bullshit when Shivering Isles rumours started surfacing, and this is real close to that. More gameplay that can be bought by downloading or in store; Bethesda is doing it, so don't be shocked when Capcom does it too.

Posted at 2:36PM on Mar 5th 2007 by coalhalo

13. Co-op in Dead Rising would be in a (fake) word: Super-fantawesomeshiznite.

Posted at 2:56PM on Mar 5th 2007 by savvydoc

14. Usually EGMs April Fool's Jokes are more outlandish than this. Like saying that Microsoft is buying Atari and will start packaging "Greatest Hits: The Jaguar Years".

If it is a joke, it is kind of lame.

Posted at 3:20PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Scaught

15. I wish they would have Co-op. :( It's one of things I wish they had in there before. Plus a better save system (man that is horrible).

If DR got Co-op, It would be like Crackdown, except where instead of tag teaming, flying 30 feet in the air with a rocket launcher, you both attack with chainsaws and help stupid AI. :) Good times right there.

Posted at 4:09PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Killer

16. THat would be awsome, I don't know if it's all that possiable, but I would pay upto $5 (400 ms points) for this feature.

Posted at 4:17PM on Mar 5th 2007 by micah

17. i hate march/april when it comes to gameing news. In the past, I used to play practical jokes on people on april first only. Now, it seems for 2 months every publication seems to post false information and consideres it "a joke"?

I just dont see how giving false information is a joke?

And co-op for dead rising now would be dumb. Would be much better for a dead rising 2 with co-op to be announced.

Posted at 6:06PM on Mar 5th 2007 by mike

18. I'd definitely pay for it.
I bought my 360 recently, and when playing the game, I thought "Damn... why no co-op? It must be a bitch to code (100 zombies to locate and send to your pal), but it would just rule".

Another idea that I had was a Phoenix Wirght suit (blue suit, spiky hair), with a "OBJECTION!" weapon who kicks down every zombie in a 50-meter radius while showing the speech bubble all over the screen. It wouldn't be useful for people who haven't finished the game (if you can use it only once), and have a fun factor over... a lot.

Capcom, if you're reading...

Posted at 7:02PM on Mar 5th 2007 by Nudgenudge

19. Did Capcom do Phoenix Wright?

Posted at 9:02PM on Mar 5th 2007 by blamecanada

20. Yes, they did. It's the reason of "why Phoenix Wright and not, let's say, Mario".

Posted at 5:54AM on Mar 6th 2007 by Nudgenudge

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