Dead Rising 3′s Nightmare Mode Sees Return of the Clock

Dead Rising 3 will not adhere to a restrictive time limit of its predecessors, but that doesn’t mean the game will be without its tense moments. Interestingly, the game will even let you play under the terrible aegis of a clock—should that be your choice.

In an interview with AusGamers, Dead Rising producer Josh Bridge revealed a feature called Nightmare Mode, which sees the return of the time-restrictive mode to the game in all its hair-pulling, nail-biting glory.

“We purposely built a non time-restrictive mode and a completely time-restrictive mode – both following the same storyline,” said Bridge.

“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,” Bridge continued. “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.”

The good news is that the mode will be completely optional, so you can explore the game and play around in its sandbox world on your own terms without worrying about a clock running down.

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