Trivia / Dead Rising

  • Fan Nickname: Players tend to call psychopaths by epithets rather than their names. We've got the clown, the gunshop owner, the fat cop, the pyro, the shopkeeper/stooooore guy, the butcher, and the Shell-Shocked Veteran, and the Halls particularly are much more commonly called the sniper family than the Hall family.
  • Permanent Placeholder: Dead Rising was the working title of the game, but was liked so much by the dev team it became the final title.
  • "Take That!" Tit-for-Tat: The "Zombie Genocider" achievement in Dead Rising requires the player to kill 53,594 zombies, or the equivalent of the entire population of Willamette. Left 4 Dead 2 includes an achievement called "Zombie Genocidest", which requires you to kill 53,595 Infected. In response, Dead Rising 2 added the "Z-Genocider 2: Genocide Harder" achievement for 53,596 zombie kills. Some other games have also referenced this, like "Trail of Corpses" in [PROTOTYPE] note , a note in the credits for Bioshock 2 that claims "53,596 zombies were killed during the making of this game", and the "HOPO-cidal Maniac" achievement in Rock Band 3 for "killing" 53,596 hammer-ons and pull-offs.
  • What Could Have Been: Early alpha and beta copies of Dead Rising arranged their events differently: survivors were found in different places, a couple have different names, and the mall was slightly different. Most notably, Isabella had a sequence where she held off zombies with Carlito's rifle, which is why some promotional shots of her character render show her holding it.
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