Welcome back, Frank West! This week Dead Rising 4 arrived on Xbox One for ardent zombie fans to revisit the city of Willamette, and once again they take control of the wonderfully pessimistic photographer Frank as he’s pulled back into another bloody adventure.
Microsoft took the press and public alike through the opportunity to go hands-on last week with their fall Xbox One lineup at the X16 Media Showcase event in Toronto. They had a full complement of first- and third-party titles set for release between now and December, with a handful of already available games to try out. I was able to play a number of the games on display, read on for my impressions.
Dead Rising 3 is an obvious sequel to its predecessors–at least it is on the surface of the gameplay–but once you start playing the game, it becomes obvious that Capcom Vancouver has reworked Dead Rising 3 massively, and it makes for a very different game, with brand new challenges and highlights along the way.
Listen to the sixth episode of Media Box, featuring highlights from San Diego Comic-Con with X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World, and details for Dead Rising 3, coming to Xbox One; announcements from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; discussing the Emmy Award nominations; reviews of The To Do List, R.I.P.D. and Red 2, upcoming Blu-ray releases, plus my Favorite Summer Movies.
Save the Bunny, save the world? That could be the goal later this summer when Capcom releases Dead Rising 2, which the company announced will feature the saucy ladies of Playboy magazine.
Finally, after a way-too-long wait, Capcom has some good news for the zombie-killing fanatics out there like me.
According to a Capcom press release today, Dead Rising 2 is already in the works for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC (yet another reason that Macs suck?).