After last week’s legal ramblings, this didn’t come as a complete surprise. Yesterday, MKR Group filed suit against Dead Rising publisher Capcom stating that the game was a bit too close in tone to the two Dawn of the Dead films.
“Both works are dark comedies. In both, the recreational
activities of the zombies and absurdly grotesque ‘kill scenes’ provide
unexpected comedic relief.” the complain stated. “Both works provided thoughtful social commentary on the ‘mall
culture’ zeitgeist, in addition to serving up a sizable portion of
Capcom has not commented on the suit yet. Personally, we’re afraid this might delay the inevitable Dead Rising 2.