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Dead Rising 3′s ‘Nightmare Mode’ Brings Back Time-sensitive Gameplay

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Posted on July 23, 2013 AT 06:04am

Dead Rising 3 allows players to explore the game world and enjoy all that it has to offer without the nagging time limit which was present in the first two games, however if you miss it then you can re-enable it.

Dead Rising 3 producer Josh Bridge told AusGamers that players will be able to bring back the time restrictive gameplay of the first two games in Nightmare Mode. “We purposely built a non time-restrictive mode and a completely time-restrictive mode – both following the same storyline,” he said.

“So if you want to, it’ll completely hand your ass to you with Nightmare Mode where the time-limit is going to be pushing you along a schedule – you’re going to have to meet and finish the missions at a certain time or you’re going to miss them; you’re going to miss the optional content; you’re going to run out of time – a bomb is going to likely nuke the whole area.

“You can only save in Washrooms and it [just] keeps that classic pressure,” he added. “But if you want to have the freedom to explore… we have a bigger world and there’s even more stuff to do in it than any other Dead Rising, and if you want that and to take it all at your own leisure, that’s there for you. You can even hop between both modes if you want – it all goes to the one profile and saves all your experience points.”

You can check out the latest developer diary for the game here.

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