Dead Rising 2: Case West

Downloadable epilogue to Dead Rising 2.


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Dead Rising: Watchtower comes to Xbox a week early

Despite it being on Sony's streaming service Crackle.

Dead Rising: Watchtower, the live-action film based on Capcom's popular open-world zombie series, is coming to Xbox consoles a week early, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced.

Watch the Dead Rising film's debut trailer

Dead Rising: Watchtower, the film based on Capcom's open-mall zombie series, has received its first trailer.

Starring comedian Rob Riggle (The Daily Show, 21 Jump Street) and Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Dead Rising: Watchtower will debut on 27th March on Sony Pictures Television's streaming service Crackle. Other stations will air it episodically.

Director Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins) said he wanted to make the movie like "Indiana Jones with zombies" in terms of tone.

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Inafune: Capcom forced sequel output

Inafune: Capcom forced sequel output

Defied bosses to develop Dead Rising.

Capcom management abandoned interest in new IP to force development of sequels, former Capcom head of development Keiji Inafune has alleged.

Studio bosses keen to cut costs opted for a policy of systemic sequelisation, Inafune claimed in an address at a Kyoto university (translated by Andriasang).

New titles - including Inafune's Dead Rising and Lost Planet - were initially rejected.

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PS3 owners "will embrace" Frank West

Off the Record "exciting" for Sony fans.

Dead Rising star Frank West is finally coming to the PlayStation 3 after five years of Xbox 360 exclusivity Ė and Off the Record developer Capcom Vancouver predicts Sony fans will welcome him with open arms.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record announced

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record announced

Frank West stars in "the fan's version".

Capcom will release a "fan's version" of zombie kill-em-up Dead Rising 2 this autumn as a full retail disc release.

Off the Record replaces motocross champion Chuck Greene with Frank West, the photojournalist star of the first Dead Rising.

It presents a what if? scenario that re-imagines the Fortune City outbreak as if West experienced it.

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Dead Rising 2: Case West

Dead Rising 2: Case West

Allow us to be Frank.

Dead Rising 2ís playable prologue, Case Zero, was released at the end of August for 400 Microsoft Points, selling half a million copies by the end of September. Just four months later, its epilogue, Case West, arrives exclusively on 360 for double that cost. Austerity be damned: thatís the price of progress, folks.

Iím only half-joking Ė because, while at roughly three hours for a single playthrough, Case West may only be the same size as Zero, itís also a step forward for the series; an add-on whose improvements to the zombie-splatting formula might well have bumped up its predecessorís Metacritic rating a few notches.

It starts with a surprise Ė at least for those who got the Ďbestí ending for Dead Rising 2, as evidently Capcom is treating that gameís Ending A (rather than the proper Overtime denouement) as canon. Professional Thomas Jane impersonator Chuck Greene is rescued from a future of moaning, shuffling and unusually protein-heavy dietary requirements by original protagonist Frank West, and the two set out to infiltrate a facility belonging to evil pharmaceutical nutjobs Umbrell- sorry, Phenotrans.

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Dead Rising 2: Case West dated

Frank West's comeback is out this month.

The next Dead Rising 2 expansion, Case West, will be available from 27th December, publisher Capcom has announced.

Capcom denies alienating DR2 PS3 gamers

Xbox exclusivity "a present" to original fans.

Capcom has denied it is "alienating" PS3-owning Dead Rising fans following the announcement of Xbox Live-exclusive downloadable game Dead Rising 2: Case West.

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero has been a resounding success, breaking Xbox Live Arcade sales records - and all along it was just half of a two-part Capcom experiment.

Capcom Tells All

Devil May Cry! Asura's Wrath! Case West!

Capcom easily won the unofficial award for the publisher of the show in Tokyo this year. Not content to sit back and watch people come flooding in to see Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - which they did, of course, in their thousands - the publisher made three major new announcements. At Capcom's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Keiji Inafune told the world that as long as Capcom's around, the Japanese games industry is alive and kicking.