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by The Alchemist Penguin » Wed May 20, 2009 2:53 pm

Capcom has confirmed to OXM that Dead Rising 2 will not be making an appearance at this year's E3, due to swine flu fears preventing the Japanese office from attending.

We were all set to sit down with the producer and hear more about the zombie-slaying sequel, which ditches potato-faced snapper Frank West and his mall 'o undead for a new hero trapped in a Vegas-style casino.

But we've been informed that the appointment has been cancelled due to swine flu fears and there won't be any Dead Rising 2 material of any kind at the show.

Which sucks. Check out what we do know about Dead Rising 2 in our preview.


http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=10623

Japanese developers not flying to E3; Sony and Nintendo's Far Eastern staff still attending

The Japanese offices of two major publishers have prohibited staff from attending E3 in June – due to fears over swine flu.

Develop understands that Square Enix has cancelled plans for its Kingdom Hearts team to attend the show, whilst Koei has confirmed that an unspecified number of its Japanese employees will not be travelling to the event in Los Angeles.

Both will still have a strong turnout at E3, however, with European and American staff present – alongside a reduced number of representatives from Japan.

Nintendo and Sony have also confirmed that neither will be limiting their turnout due to Swine Flu concerns.

The news follows Capcom’s decision to review the number of Japanese employees it will send out to E3, as the growing number of Swine Flu cases saw famed Capcom producer Keiji Inafune cancel his appearance at the Nordic Game expo in Malmo, Sweden.


http://www.developmag.com/news/31919/Sw ... ence-at-E3

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Dandy Kong » Wed May 20, 2009 3:05 pm

Klonoa wrote:Capcom has confirmed to OXM that Dead Rising 2 will not be making an appearance at this year's E3, due to swine flu fears preventing the Japanese office from attending.


:roll:

Those Japanese...

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Iron Nan » Wed May 20, 2009 3:30 pm

Japans already got swine flu tho. :fp:

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Codename 47 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:47 pm

Typical, what looks to be one the best E3 in years, gets hampered by this stinking flu. :x

What about Capcom's Euro office/team? Couldn't they go on behalf of The Company?

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by The People's ElboReformat » Wed May 20, 2009 3:49 pm

Swine Flu isn't even real. This is just like that Bird Flu gooseberry fool that they made up a few years ago. And Foot and Mouth before that. When will people realise.

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Cardinal Chunder » Wed May 20, 2009 3:51 pm

Pussies. I haven't heard anything about swine flu for at least a week. I can't believe they're that scared of it.

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Red Yoshi » Wed May 20, 2009 4:03 pm

Maybe they'll still release a full trailer???

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by JiggerJay » Wed May 20, 2009 4:25 pm

Don't they have the threat of Sars to worry about? shouldn't that get them out of the country?

And surely they could pre-record a video and send it over the lazy banana splits.

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Skippy » Wed May 20, 2009 4:31 pm

gooseberry fool excuse, the game isn't ready to show.

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by Oxx » Wed May 20, 2009 8:20 pm

Isn't the game being developed in Canada?

Capcom are just being lazy/cheap.

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by 1>3>4>2 » Wed May 20, 2009 8:33 pm

If true they are pussies!

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by SchminkyPinky » Wed May 20, 2009 9:23 pm

Yeah, I'm not buying that excuse for a minute and as Oxx says, the game is being developed by Blue Castle Games in Canada.

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PostRe: Capcom pulls Dead Rising 2 from E3 due to Swine Flu
by The Alchemist Penguin » Wed May 20, 2009 10:07 pm

SchminkyPinky wrote:Yeah, I'm not buying that excuse for a minute and as Oxx says, the game is being developed by Blue Castle Games in Canada.


It's being developed by both Blue Castle and part of the original Capcom DR team, and it was the interviews with the Japanese producer that have been cancelled. They also cancelled their other appointments which involve the Japanese staff at the Nordic Conference recently, so the Japanese studio has really locked itself down. Capcom must be treating the game as still being "internally" developed, and aren't allowing Blue Castle off the leash to demo the game themselves. Pretty harsh, really.

Capcom's response to why only DR2 has been cancelled:
While Dead Rising 2 will no longer be at the show, all of Capcom's other expected video games will be there, Kramer said. The decision to not show Dead Rising 2 was driven by the fact that Capcom's Keiji Inafune and other developers based in Japan will not be making the trip.

While Canadian-based Blue Castle is developing Dead Rising 2, Inafune is the executive producer and keeps a close eye on the game's development.

"Dead Rising 2 is the only game we won't be able to showcase at E3, because it's at an early stage of development and the team is not comfortable having anyone else demo the code," Kramer said.


But other developers have now chimed in:
Japanese developers not flying to E3; Sony and Nintendo's Far Eastern staff still attending

The Japanese offices of two major publishers have prohibited staff from attending E3 in June – due to fears over swine flu.

Develop understands that Square Enix has cancelled plans for its Kingdom Hearts team to attend the show, whilst Koei has confirmed that an unspecified number of its Japanese employees will not be travelling to the event in Los Angeles.

Both will still have a strong turnout at E3, however, with European and American staff present – alongside a reduced number of representatives from Japan.

Nintendo and Sony have also confirmed that neither will be limiting their turnout due to Swine Flu concerns.

The news follows Capcom’s decision to review the number of Japanese employees it will send out to E3, as the growing number of Swine Flu cases saw famed Capcom producer Keiji Inafune cancel his appearance at the Nordic Game expo in Malmo, Sweden.


http://www.developmag.com/news/31919/Sw ... ence-at-E3

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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by suzzopher » Wed May 20, 2009 10:26 pm

Kingdom Hearts team :shock: Versus and Birth By Sleep are my most games from S-E. Now I'll have to wait even longer to see anything :cry:

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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by Oxx » Wed May 20, 2009 11:34 pm

No. Not Koei. They might as well just call the whole strawberry floating thing off now.

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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed May 20, 2009 11:45 pm

Nintendo and Sony manning it up!

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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by Oxx » Wed May 20, 2009 11:55 pm

Miyamoto and Iwata can't make it.

Cammie Dunaway is performing a one woman show.

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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by Alvin Flummux » Thu May 21, 2009 12:18 am

With a mouth like that she could satisfy so many journalists.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by PCCD » Thu May 21, 2009 12:22 am

Oxx wrote:No. Not Koei. They might as well just call the whole ******* thing off now.


:lol:

Although they probably should anyway

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PostRe: Capcom, Square Enix and Koei change E3 plans due to flu.
by Dandy Kong » Sun May 24, 2009 11:49 pm

Three Japanese companies have already said they won't come because of the Swine Flu?

That sounds... phobic. They need a reality check over there! :evil:

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