Shout Out / Dead Rising

  • A ton of them to Mega Man, which was notably also developed by Keiji Inafune. The Mega Buster is the first game's ultimate weapon, a toy version of it can be found in toy stores, Servbots make cameo appearances as toys and novelty masks, and the movie theater is showing a Mega Man 2 feature film. The mobile version actually has Mega Man himself as an unlockable character.
  • Frank learns a few Street Fighter moves as he levels up. Sadly, he cannot pull off a Hadouken.
  • "Jill's Sandwiches", "Chris' Fine Foods", and the fact the Black Ops soldiers sent in look like HUNK.
  • The Cultists look suspiciously similar to the killer from the Scream slasher film series.
  • Crislip's Home Saloon, Seon's Food and Stuff and Gromin's stores are all named after Capcom U.S. employees.
  • One of the cities targeted by Carlito's orphans is Louisville, Kentucky.
  • There is an actual Willamette area, but it's in Oregon, not Colorado. It's not clear why Capcom decided to give it a shout out, though it could have to do with it being the final destination in The Oregon Trail. They say the name wrong, however.
  • One of the stores in the Willamette mall is a small theater called Movieland.
  • Even the seeming anvil about mall walkers/consumption culture being no different than the zombies is straight from Dawn of the Dead (1978).