Supposed industry insider and NeoGAF user Ekim claims that Dead Rising 4 will be announced at this year’s E3 event, and that it will ‘make fans of the series happy.’

Whenever E3 is almost upon us, the video game rumor mill works overtime, as details on what the big press conferences have in store tend to slip out ahead of the event. The latest rumor surrounding this year’s E3 comes courtesy of a supposed industry insider on NeoGAF that goes by the name Ekim, and he claims that Capcom is planning to reveal Dead Rising 4 during the show.

Ekim didn’t share any further details on Dead Rising 4, except that it’s in development at Capcom Vancouver, and that it “will make fans of the series very happy.” What this means is up to interpretation, as there are fairly large differences between the various Dead Rising games that have released over the years. For example, it could be an indication that the hero of the first Dead Rising, Frank West, will have his triumphant return in Dead Rising 4. Alternatively, it could be a hint that Dead Rising is returning to the shopping mall setting that proved popular in the original release.

Beyond maintaining the elements that make up any given Dead Rising game, it’s hard to guess what exactly Ekim is referring to when he claims that Dead Rising 4 will please fans of the series. Perhaps the game ups the number of zombies onscreen to even more ridiculous levels, or maybe it will expand on the co-op modes from previous Dead Rising games. With so little information available, Dead Rising 4 could be anything.

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While we speculate as to what Dead Rising 4 will be like, another question remains:  If the game exists, which press conference will host its announcement? After all, Capcom usually doesn’t have an E3 press conference, and E3 2016 is no different in that regard. The safest bet seems to be that Dead Rising 4 will be shown during Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, considering Microsoft’s history of supporting the franchise.

As some may recall, the first Dead Rising was an Xbox 360 exclusive, and Dead Rising 3 was a timed Xbox One exclusive (it was eventually ported to PC, but has yet to release on the PS4). It would make sense for the trend to continue with Dead Rising 4, so don’t be surprised if the game is announced during Microsoft’s press conference this year as a third party Xbox One exclusive game.

Of course, this is all just speculation at this time, and Dead Rising 4 may not even exist. It’s best to take unsubstantiated rumors like this one with a grain of salt, but with E3’s first press conferences kicking off on June 12th, we won’t have to wait long to learn if these Dead Rising 4 rumors hold any merit or not.

Dead Rising 4 is rumored to be in development for unspecified consoles.

Source: This Gen Gaming