The Undead maybe immune to swine flu, but their developers, obviously, aren’t. That’s why, Kotaku reports that Capcom has decided against traveling to Japan in view of the restrictions imposed on international travel by the Japanese government after the outbreak of Swine Flu in Osaka. This means that the much anticipated appearance of the zombies in Dead Rising 2 is not in the offing. Capcom’s spokesman Chris Kramer told Kotaku:
Our Capcom guys are not coming to E3 because of the Japanese government restrictions. The company is taking the advisory very seriously.
Dead Rising 2 is the only game that’s affected with this decision since the game was to be demoed by its executive producer Keiji Inafune, and he has chosen not to make the trip, Karmer added. This is hardly surprising considering that Inafune also canceled an appearance at Nordic Game 2009. A silver lining amidst all this is that none of the other Japanese developers have canceled their appearances at E3…as yet.