Takeuchi Shoots Down 'Dead Rising'-'Resident Evil' Crossover Prospects

'Dead Rising' and 'Resident Evil' don't mix

"Resident Evil 5" producer Jun Takeuchi had a quick and certain answer for me today when I asked him if undead Capcom franchises "Resident Evil" and "Dead Rising" will ever cross over: "No!"

Why can't these zombies mix? "We can't have a 'Resident Evil' character running around in just pants." (Which, you know, is what goes on in "Dead Rising.")

More from my interview with Takeuchi next week. Sorry for the bad news about the crossover, folks!