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'Zombrex Dead Rising Sun' film distributed for free this summer


The Dead Rising movie, Keiji Inafune's directorial debut, will be shambling to North America and Europe this summer, under the title Zombrex Dead Rising Sun. Capcom will release the film online serially, chopped up into eight pieces like a particularly unlucky zombie, including an English dubbed version, as well as releases with Italian, French and Spanish subtitles. Oh, and it'll be free.

Zombrex Dead Rising Sun (good thing it's free with a title like that) is the story of two brothers trying to survive against hordes of zombies. How will they possibly make it? A wheelchair with a chainsaw attached is a pretty good start. Check out our gallery below for some behind-the-scenes photos and enjoy the trailer after the break.

Gallery: Zombrex Dead Rising Sun | 7 Photos

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The Creator of Dead Rising® Brings The Franchise to Film

SAN MATEO, Calif. – June 25, 2010 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today confirmed that Zombrex Dead Rising Sun, a motion picture inspired by the Dead Rising universe, will be distributed free of charge in both Europe and North America this summer.

Written and directed by Keiji Inafune, Capcom's global head of research and development, Zombrex Dead Rising Sun follows two brothers as they try to escape the zombie outbreak that has hit Japan. Exploring the darker side of human nature and filmed entirely on location in Japan, Zombrex Dead Rising Sun, both pays homage to the zombie movies of the 1960s and '70s and provides links with the videogame world of Dead Rising.

Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be released digitally in a series of eight episodes which Dead Rising and zombie movie fans can watch for free. Featuring an English voice over, the episodes will also be available as separate versions with French, Spanish and Italian subtitles. A trailer for the film is available to download at

The creation of Zombrex Dead Rising Sun is further testament to Capcom's intention to broaden the audience for its franchises by creating unique offerings via media such as comic books, anime and film.

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