Dead Rising 3 is an upcoming game being developed by Capcom Vancouver. Like Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 3 will have downloadable content, in the form of prequels or sequels. Little is known about the game at this time.
The creator of the Dead Rising series, Keiji Inafune (who has since retired from Capcom) had speculated about the possibility of a sequel to Dead Rising 2, stating that its existence would depend on how well Dead Rising 2 sells. He stated; "Well, we’re not going to start even speaking about Dead Rising 3 until we see the sales of DR2 – unfortunately that’s the nature of the game!" As of February 2, 2011, Capcom stated that the title has sold more than 2.2 million copies worldwide.
On November 15 2010, Capcom's COO David Reeves, stated that Dead Rising 3 will continue the story left by Dead Rising 2, and that digital episodes similar to Case Zero and Case West will be released to bridge the gaps between the games. "Obviously, with all of that success on Dead Rising 2, it makes sense to move onto Dead Rising 3. I think they [developer Blue Castle Games] may extend it by bringing in new characters and new interactions, or bring back others from before. The idea would be that we’ll bring digital content to bridge a link between DR2 and DR3. It’s a bit like an online game in that way – a continuous story. I don’t want to say episodic, but I think you’ll be find there’ll be scriptwriters coming in to continue the story."
On December 8, 2011, Siliconera reported a rumor that Dead Rising 3 will be set in the fictional city of Los Pardidos, California, which is said to be in a state of ruin, and under martial law following a zombie outbreak. Dead Rising 3 features a new protagonist Rick, he's an Orphan and works as a auto-mechanic. Los Perdidos is set to be cleared out by a huge bomb, and Rick plans to escape on a plane. The game features a goal similar to Dead Rising 2: Case Zero's motorcycle building, Rick must gather pieces to build a plane. Dead Rising 3 is also said to touch on themes of illegal immigration. A leader named Red gathers a band of infected illegals through the chaos-stricken city. Annie, Red's girlfriend, is a runaway that's sympathetic to the infected. While some survivors are helpful, others went crazy. The only character speculated to be in the game is a biker gang member who drives a Roller Hog, a motorcycle with a steam roller attached to the front. Phenotrans is a the center of the story and the cause of the Los Perdidos zombie outbreak, which is a power play for the organization. Marian Mallon returns as a psychopath named General Hemlock who kidnaps a important leader. Capcom isn't commenting on these rumors.