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Dead Rising 3 doing a GTA: San Andreas? - rumour

New Dead Rising set in California, deals with illegal immigration according to reports

Dead Rising 3 is set in California, stars an auto-mechanic named Rick, and features a motorbike with a steam roller on the front, according to a new report.

Siliconera's story contradicts yesterday's story that the unannounced game would star original Dead Rising protagonist Frank West. (Though we suppose West could yet appear as a supporting character.) The site has a picture of Rick, who looks a little like Christopher Lambert with Bruce Lee's hair.

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Is this Dead Rising 3's leading man?

The game takes place in the fictional town of Los Perdidos, which is locked down and under martial law following a zombie outbreak. Rick's objective is to repair a plane and escape the city before a bomb goes off. Plane parts are the new Zombrex, in short.

Dead Rising 3 will supposedly tackle the question of illegal immigration (presumably from Mexico to the US). There's a group of underground "illegals", infected people who aren't registered with the government, led by a character named Red. Red's girlfriend Annie is a runaway who's sympathetic to the infected.

The Psychos are back, and one of them is a biker gang member who drives the aforesaid bike with a steam roller on the front, otherwise known as the "Roller Hog".

Dead Rising's own-branded Umbrella corporation Phenotrans is apparently behind the Los Perdidos outbreak. Dead Rising 2: Case West antagonist Marian Mallon makes a return, along with a new character named General Hemlock. He kidnaps people. Important people. We reckon one of them's the President.

What do you make of it all?

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