Dead Rising 2: Sounds of the Familiar?

Monday, Capcom officially announced a sequel to their popular 2006 release Dead Rising, entitled "Dead Rising 2". The following is said about the plot of the upcoming game:

"Dead Rising 2 will take place several years after the events of Dead Rising; the virus outbreak that created the zombies was not contained and has spread across the United States. The player will have to fight zombies in "Fortune City", a gambling paradise inspired by Las Vegas."

Does this sound familiar to anyone else?

Land of the Dead

After the release of the original Dead Rising, there were rumors, accusations, even a lawsuit, saying that Dead Rising was a blatant theft of George Romero's classic zombie film Dawn of the Dead. Now a sequel to Dead Rising has been made, and the plot of the game seems to be similar to a sequel to Dawn of the Dead, specifically Land of the Dead. Look at the plot description of that movie:

"Land of the Dead deals with the fictional zombie assault on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where a feudal like government exists. The survivors in the film have fled to the city. The city is protected on three sides by a large river and on the other by an electric barricade. Like Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead plays on the theme that humanity is a greater danger to itself than any outside threat. The film ends with the zombies destroying the class system created by Kaufman by killing most of the city's elite ranks, leading to a more democratic government."

Yes, the rumored plot of Dead Rising 2 is not the same as Land of the Dead, but it is similar, much the same way that the plot of Dead Rising is similar to Dawn of the Dead. I'm not saying Capcom is ripping off George Romero's work, I just think they are opening themselves up to another possible lawsuit. Also, I saw this coming.

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