SAN MATEO, Calif.– June 25, 2010– Capcom ® , a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today confirmed that Zombrex Dead Rising Sun, a motion picture inspired by the Dead Rising universe, will be distributed free of charge in both Europe and North America this summer.
Written and directed by Keiji Inafune, Capcom’s global head of research and development, Zombrex Dead Rising Sun follows two brothers as they try to escape the zombie outbreak that has hit Japan. Exploring the darker side of human nature and filmed entirely on location in Japan, Zombrex Dead Rising Sun, both pays homage to the zombie movies of the 1960s and‘70s and provides links with the videogame world of Dead Rising ® .
Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be released digitally in a series of eight episodes which Dead Rising and zombie movie fans can watch for free. Featuring an English voice over, the episodes will also be available as separate versions with French, Spanish and Italian subtitles. A trailer for the film is available to download at www.press.capcom.com
The creation of Zombrex Dead Rising Sun is further testament to Capcom’s intention to broaden the audience for its franchises by creating unique offerings via media such as comic books, anime and film.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil ® , Street Fighter ® , Mega Man ® and Devil May Cry ® . Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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