Despite rumours that multiplayer wasn’t going ahead, head of research and development Keiji Inafune insisted that the game will include online play.
"We're at a point in game history that you need to have some form of multiplayer component in a game. Single-player alone is not going to cut it," he told Eurogamer.
"So rest assured we are going to put multiplayer in the game, but I can't go into specifics about what type of multiplayer as that directly relates to some of the game systems that we don't want to talk about at this event.
"It will be online multiplayer, so keep that in mind," he added.
Dead Rising 2 will be released on 360, PS3 and PC next year.