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Two New DLC packs will be heading to Dead Rising 4

Microsoft and Capcom has announced the “Frank Rising”DLC for Dead Rising 4 as wells as “Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf”.

Frank Rising will feature a new single player story in which you will explore what happens after the outbreak in Willamette.

Players can expect to pick up the “Frank Rising”DLC on April 4, for $9.99 or as part of the Season Pass.

Here is an overview of the DLC pack:


Zombie-Frank-West-DLC-Hero-hero.pngFrank is infected and wanders the city beaten, bloody and driven only by a need to feast. When a former ally discovers him, he is written off as incurable. Luckily, he’ll find help from an unlikely resource. As Frank begins to recover he’ll need to race to find a permanent cure while developing all-new abilities and strength. Unfortunately, he can no longer eat food to stay alive and must feast on others to survive. As he is trying to save himself, Frank learns that several survivors he cares about are trapped in the city with him and he must rescue them – and himself – before the government closes his case file for good and wipes the city off the map.


“Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf,” will release later after “Frank Rising” A release date has not been announced, but it will cost $9.99 and is also included with the Season Pass.

Here’s an overviewof the “Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf” DLC pack:


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With multiple holes of pure wanton destruction, in Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf players will flip zombies the bird as they navigate the greens in the Willamette Mall and surrounding town. Unlock specialized golf clubs, costumes and balls as Frank West provides play-by-play commentary for swings, birdies, and shots. Collect Power-Ups to take the game to the next level and take out zombies with explosive style while keeping swings low and the kill count high. Hone course skills to perfection in single player, fight for the high score online in a 4-player multiplayer, or join friends in your living room with turn-based co-op.

Xbox is offering a Games Pass subscription service this Spring

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass, a gaming subscription service coming to Xbox One this spring. The service will give users unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One backwards compatible Xbox 360 games for $9.99 per month.

This service will feature games from some of the top publishers such as, 2K Games, 505 Games, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Deep Silver, Focus Home Interactive, Sega, SNK, THQ Nordic, Warner Bros. Interactive, Microsoft Studios, and more.

All titles will directly download to users Xbox One’s(not streamed)
Microsoft will be testing the Xbox Game Pass with select members of the Xbox Insider Program in the Alpha Preview ring starting today with a very limited number of titles.

Review: Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One, PC)

Dead Rising 4 (DR4) came out Dec 6th and I was not first in line to get it. I’ve played every Dead Rising game out there and I was busy revisiting the land of Skyrim. I am very glad I waited because half way through the month there was a deal for the game, full price but with the season pass, I couldn’t pass it up. Now here I sit with the game 70% complete according to the game itself despite having beat it twice now in story mode, Frank is level 92, I have 1 more picture to take of graffiti, all the newspapers have been collected, as have the cellphones and blueprints. I have to wonder what more the game wants from me but I think I know the answer: it wants all the trials to be completed. I’m still having “fun” so I will give them a shot, but there are a few things getting on my nerves. Here is a review of the story, game play and what have you…..

Story: (No spoilers)

DR4 takes place almost 20 years after the first Dead Rising in the same location as the original Willamette Colorado -a made up place. The differences in location are that this time you can explore the entire town of Willamette and the mall was rebuilt as the largest mall in the country. At first, Frank was involved in trying to uncover a conspiracy happening in the small town, but later gets sucked into finding-out-what’s-going-on? mode because there’s a new outbreak happening -the world of Dead Rising cannot catch a break.

The story is 7 cases long, but it may as well have been 6 since the last 2 could have been a single case and they aren’t even cases, in my opinion. I enjoyed the story proper but was confused by a couple of things: 1) Why couldn’t he and his student work together? Why were they so against each other when in the end they were after the same thing. 2) Who started the outbreak? Maybe this gets answered in Dead Rising 5? If there is one…

Finally, the game has only one ending and I hate this. All the previous games had up to 4-5 endings; where are they here? Is the true ending hidden behind DLC? So far it looks that way since the title and description of one DLC pack is “Frank Rising”. In fact, some sites have already confirmed this. (I’m so glad I paid only 59.99 for both game and season pass.) Anyway, the story is easy enough to follow and can keep you entertained, but does have it’s flaws.

Game play:

DR4’s game play is the standard Dead Rising game play: grab anything and everything, and beat zombies over the head with those things. You can also shoot them, blow them up, burn them freeze them, melt them, and run them over. Like I said, standard Dead Rising game play. Not much has changed since the last game. Combo weapons can still be built on the fly instead of needing a work bench, you can carry more weapons at a time -up to 8 of each kind those being thrown weapons, melee weapons and ranged weapons.

A cool, but overall, disappointing addition is the exo-suits. They make you more powerful, give you more stamina and…that’s about it. They don’t seem to last long. They have 120 energy and once it reaches 0 it blows up off of you. They can be cool, though. Add an upgrade and it does some awesome stuff like creating freezing tornadoes and sucking them closer to explode them. Add military hardware and cause explosions left and right.  The worst one is the electricity upgrade, boring, but the most awesome one after you beat the game once is the Zero suit upgrade. The upgrades can be awesome but finding an upgrade after donning the suit is hard. Every time I was near a suit, I spent half the time looking for an upgrade and most of the time I failed and wasted the suit.

As you level up you get prestige points, or PP. Every once in a while you level up and get points to add to skill trees. This can net you more health, more ammo, more stamina, or whatever you want to add your points to. S
ome of these skills have to be bought or found out in the world, these are skill books and luckily unlike the first game you don’t have to carry the books around with you. Just like the other games you get events where you have to save people being attacked by zombies or being held hostage and new to DR4 is destroying a certain factions equipment, these like before get annoying.

One big disappointment for me this time around is the maniacs, those people who went nuts because of the outbreak, we used to get these awesome cut scenes that introduced these people and gave you a reason to either attack and kill or to defend yourself and kill. NOT in DR4 though! nope none of that, you run to the maniacs position, they sort of talk but its easily ignorable and you dont get a good grasp of why they are crazy, they have no character in my opinion. I can remember the ones from DR3, the glutton who got mad because you were eating her food, the gymrat who got mad cause you called her a sir, the crazy biker gang….the only reason I can remember these new ones is because i’m on my 3rd play through, but they aren’t as enjoyable/difficult as the ones in previous games.

Lastly, the timers of previous games are near to none existent in DR4, take your time getting from point A to point 5 or whatever who cares you’re not timed and this has me split, I like completing some games at 100% and having all the time in the world to complete missions allows me to do that, but Dead Rising started out with timers, this added to the difficulty of the game, this one just feels off.

Graphics:

The graphics in most games, to me at least, are getting indistinguishable from previous incarnations. DR4 may have better graphics than DR3 but I couldn’t tell you were they are better, maybe its the zombie faces, they do seem a little more detailed, a little more scary but other than that…meh. As soon as you start wailing on the zombies they start to bleed and they bleed a lot so much so that they turn red as they are covered in stuff, I don’t remember this happening in the previous games, its so unnecessary, I got over it eventually but I still feel that its dumb but I guess true to life. If I beat up zombies with a bladed baseball bat I would expect lots of blood and to end up covered in blood, so I can forgive the game for doing this. The amount of zombies on screen is huge, huge to the point of being annoying to get passed and on to your next goal, I like beating up zombies but on consecutive play throughs though, they are are very annoying.

If you don’t like how Frank looks through out the game, feel free to change his clothes, there are many suits and many combinations of stuff to wear, some silly, some dumb, and some that just shouldnt be…ugh take a look

DLC:

As I alluded to earlier, I am not very happy with the DLC prospects for DR4, the ending is in the DLC? come on, just keep it in the actual game! don’t make it DLC just because you cant think of a better DLC package! The other 2 DLC packs are not much better, who cares about different skins for your weapons? Christmas is a theme in the game already, why did they not include the use of Christmas lights to make a bladed bat? Why didnt they already include a raindeer to combine with a motorcycle? come on, this is not worth 5 bucks alone. The other DLC is…..mini golf *Facepalm* oh wait, its SUPER ULTRA dead rising 4 mini gold? still not convinced myself, SUPER ULTRA DEAD RISING 3 looked cooler. None of this DLC is worth the price, in fact if I hadnt bought the bundle I would not have bought the DLC at all. Do yourself a favor and watch the true ending on Youtube or something, everything else the DLC offers is just not worth it.

So far we have only seen 1 DLC pack released lebeled as

Verdict:

Overall I enjoyed playing DR4, if I didn’t I don’t think id have played it so much, despite its short comings I definitely recommend people play this if they are fans of the franchise, if youre new to it but it catches your attention, give a try too but if you like it don’t expect the previous games to be the same.

New DLC for Dead Rising 4, and more Content announced for 2017

Microsoft and Capcom has just announced new content for Dead Rising 4. One of the new DLC, Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, is available today for Xbox One. along with the announcement of some more content early next year.

You can cath the overview below.


In the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank West is home for the holidays and he’s got a naughty list the size of Willamette.  Zombies have gotten into the holiday supplies and are now dressed up as elves, gingerbread men, reindeer, and snowmen, and to take them on, Frank has an all-new arsenal of holiday themed weapons. Tear up the streets in this festive carnage pack that’s guaranteed to stuff your stocking – then take a festive selfie to prove it to your friends.

The Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack is included in the Dead Rising 4 Season Pass and the Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition, but also available as a standalone purchase for $4.99 in the Microsoft Store.

Windows 10 players who own the Dead Rising 4 Season Pass or the Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition for Windows 10 which includes the Season Pass will be able to download and play the new content in early 2017.

New Difficulty and Content in 2017

For players that have tamed the zombie horde and are looking for a bigger challenge, two new difficulty settings for Story Mode are also coming in early 2017. Enemies do more damage, Frank’s weapons break faster, and food restores less health than before. We’ll be sharing more details about when the new difficulty settings will be available in game after the holidays. Additionally, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for even more DLC and Frank fun in the coming months with Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf and Frank Rising, featuring all new ways for players to experience Frank’s story in Dead Rising 4

Season Pass and Digital Deluxe Edition announced for Dead Rising 4

Microsoft has announced a Season Pass and digital-only Deluxe Edition  for Dead Rising 4.

The Deluxe Edition will be the game along with the Season Pass, priced at $79.99, and can be purchased digitally from the Microsoft Store and select retailers.

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The price for the Season Pass alone will be at $24.99 and will include the following:


  • Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack: Frank West is home for the holidays and he’s got a naughty list the size of Willamette, Colorado. Tear up the streets with festive weapons, zombies, vehicles, costumes and more.
  • Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf: You’ve mastered the outbreak – now it’s time to master the green, with eighteen holes of pure wanton destruction you can play with up to three friends online. Flip zombies the birdie where bloodthirsty, over the top zombie mayhem is par for the course. The world of Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf is extreme and the fairways are the town of Willamette, Colorado, including the iconic Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall. Use Frank West’s favorite weapons as your set of golf clubs. With an oversized golf ball, drive down the fairways, reaching for the green to nail the perfect putt. Watch your score as you do not want to bogey in this zombie filled eighteen-hole golf course. Mini golf is made crazier with the zombie horde as obstructions and hazards. Dead Rising Fore!
  • Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising: In this DLC, Frank West is freshly infected and needs to find a cure before he becomes a zombie and is lost forever. While searching for a cure, Frank discovers that everything is not the same as it was; zombies are getting smarter, people cannot be trusted and paramilitary forces are plotting to wipe out Willamette. Frank has a limited time before he reverts to the full zombie state and the city is wiped out. Frank will have to get to the truth first… or die trying.

Dead Rising 4 is et to launch December 6 for Xbox One and PC.