Capcom wants Dead Rising to replace Resident Evil as top franchise

After teasing Resident Evil 6‘s appearance to come “shortly”, Capcom Global Head of Production Keiji Inafune has revealed the company’s hopes that Dead Rising will replace Resident Evil as the company’s top franchise.

“The goal for Dead Rising 2 is to replace the Resident Evil franchise and become number one IP within Capcom,” Inafune told Eurogamer.

Resident Evil as a series has already sold over 44 million units worldwide. It’ll be quite hard to top. Resident Evil 5 sold 5 million units alone.

When Inafune was asked whether or not a Dead Rising 3 was on the cards, he said that it all depends on sales.

“Until Dead Rising 2 sells we probably can’t start talking about spin-offs,” Inafune said.

“If it’s received pretty well, yes we would consider a sequel. But at the moment we just don’t know.”

Dead Rising 2 is out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 28, 2010.

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