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Dead Rising 3 is the seventh installment in the Dead Rising series, released on November 22, 2013. It was developed by Capcom Vancouver, and was published by Microsoft for the Xbox One. In June 2014, Steam advertised the "Apocalypse Edition" for pre-order on the PC, and was released on September 5th, 2014.

The game was officially announced during Microsoft's E3 press conference on June 10th, 2013. A sequel, Dead Rising 4, is set to be released on December 6, 2016.


The events of Dead Rising 3 take place ten years after its predecessor, Dead Rising 2. It follows the game's protagonist, a young mechanic named Nick Ramos, as he desperately attempts to find a way out of the city of Los Perdidos before a large incendiary bomb is released to level the city.

During the events of Dead Rising 3, a nationwide pandemic of zombie outbreaks has caused human civilization to be nearly wiped out. Contained zombies are accidentally released from containment starting an outbreak in Los Perdidos. Nick and other survivors must escape the city alive before the military performs a firebombing. At some point during the initial outbreak, Nick comes in contact with a trucker named Dick, his boss Rhonda, and Annie, an infected "illegal" - a person who refuses to be chipped by the government.