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Dead Rising 2: Case West Hits December 27

Party with Frank West for only 800 Microsoft Points.

Capcom has firmed up the release and pricing details of Dead Rising 2: Case West, the Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive follow-up to Dead Rising 2. According to a recent press release, the game will debut on December 27 and will cost you 800 Microsoft Moon Dollars. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero cost 400 Microsoft Points when it debuted on the service back in August ago, so we're seeing a slight price hike here.

Case West sees the return of Frank West, the protagonist of Capcom's original Dead Rising. Like in that game, you'll be able to take photos of stuff, in addition to being able to take advantage of Dead Rising 2's make-a-weapon mechanics. West will join Dead Rising 2's protagonist Chuck Greene in a mission to uncover mysterious corporation Phenotrans' "murky dealings." The game itself will take place in Phenotrans' facility. 
 
  
  

Lastly, Capcom confirmed once and for all that this is a standalone Xbox Live Arcade release and not DLC for the disc version of Dead Rising 2, so you don't need to own that game to get this one. 
 
As previously revealed by Capcom in late November, new missions, offline and online co-op, and new survivors will all be a part of this package. And considering how good Case Zero was, I'd imagine we're going all-in on this one as soon as it hits, right?
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Posted by BradNicholson
Capcom has firmed up the release and pricing details of Dead Rising 2: Case West, the Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive follow-up to Dead Rising 2. According to a recent press release, the game will debut on December 27 and will cost you 800 Microsoft Moon Dollars. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero cost 400 Microsoft Points when it debuted on the service back in August ago, so we're seeing a slight price hike here.

Case West sees the return of Frank West, the protagonist of Capcom's original Dead Rising. Like in that game, you'll be able to take photos of stuff, in addition to being able to take advantage of Dead Rising 2's make-a-weapon mechanics. West will join Dead Rising 2's protagonist Chuck Greene in a mission to uncover mysterious corporation Phenotrans' "murky dealings." The game itself will take place in Phenotrans' facility. 
 
  
  

Lastly, Capcom confirmed once and for all that this is a standalone Xbox Live Arcade release and not DLC for the disc version of Dead Rising 2, so you don't need to own that game to get this one. 
 
As previously revealed by Capcom in late November, new missions, offline and online co-op, and new survivors will all be a part of this package. And considering how good Case Zero was, I'd imagine we're going all-in on this one as soon as it hits, right?
Posted by Vextroid

Still have to START DR2 :S
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

YES! Finally! I've been waiting for more Frank West since I finished Dead Rising 2. Did anyone else hate the fact that that game had no good unlockable items like the first game?

Posted by GrandMarshal

Im just glad it is a standalone Xbox Live Arcade release and not DLC for the disc version. I might have traded DR2 in. But i do like the idear of shorter cheeper downloadable dead rising games

Edited by Burn1n9m4n

I still don't understand the nature of this exclusivity agreement with MS. I understand releasing all DR related stuff to one system, but why let DR2 go multiplatform? Moreover why restrict all payquel content along with DR1? Just doesn't make any sense to me.

Posted by SomeJerk
@Burn1n9m4n said:
" I still don't understand the nature of this exclusivity agreement with MS. "
Money.
Posted by Sammo21

No PS3, no thanks. 

Posted by Creamypies
@somejerk said:
" @Burn1n9m4n said:
" I still don't understand the nature of this exclusivity agreement with MS. "
Money. "
Haha yeah, it's pretty easy to understand really.
Edited by wolf_blitzer85

So that five dollar "payquel" was a one time only and will never happen again kind of thing huh?
 
Prove me wrong publishers!

Posted by CptBedlam

" offline and online co-op"
 
Really? That doesn't sound right to me. Confirmation on offline coop please!
 
Anyway, Case Zero was a must buy at 400 points. For 800 points I'm going to hold out and wait for reviews and other gamers advice on whether it's worth that price or not.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

I'm Dead Rising'd out for awhile, going to awhile til it's on sale.  Too much other stuff to play anyway.

Posted by Wrighteous86
Posted by Hector

Can't wait to play this.

Posted by RobotHamster

Haven't gotten DR 2 but yet but I might get this first depending on how long it is.

Posted by JarenFace

Hope this means an MvC3 Frank West playable character announcement Tie-In.

First time I heard about this being a standalone title. Pretty thankful since I traded in my copy of DR2 when the TIY was still nice.

Posted by darkjester74

Pass.  I've had my fill of janky zombie games, thanks.

Posted by Hot_Karl

Haven't even touched Case Zero since I bought it, haven't played Dead Rising 2 yet so skipping on this for now (not for price reasons...just because I have a crapload of games to get through). But not a bad deal by any means.

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

Cool! 800 Microsoft Points? Case Zero was only 400!  
 
I'm not complaining though. Can't wait to get a demo and play it, then buying the game! Again Awesome!  
 
Offline Co-Op is also cool!

Posted by JerseyDriver

I've covered wars, ya know!

Posted by radioactivez0r

Nope.  Not with the first one being half as much.  I'd thus expect this one to be twice as much game...maybe they'll prove me right.

Posted by EvilKatarn

It's cool that they decided for it not to require the disk. All I care for is Frank West's zany adventures and that's it.

Posted by WrathOfBanja

Yeah right.. This game hasnt been good since the first one.

Posted by Swordfish9

So Chuck Greene did not die at the end of Dead Rising 2?

Posted by Yummylee

Might be a little too much to hope that since it's double the price it'll be double the playtime. I imagine the cooperative feature is what's supposed to justify the price hike.

Edited by Brackynews
@CptBedlam said:

" " offline and online co-op"  Really? That doesn't sound right to me. Confirmation on offline coop please!  "

I can't find a lick of local co-op confirmation, but looks like they are PLAYING IT LIVE today on Ustream, so hopefully they will address that question. Edit: confirmed NO. At least not by any clear menu option or anything they said. And I would think they would have said something. As far as the chat was concerned it is NO.
@Brad, where did you see it news duder? The story link you gave doesn't say anything about local/offline, just that they confirmed co-op.
Posted by The_Hiro_Abides
@Everyones_A_Critic: 
 
Yeah, I'm bummed that there was no mega buster or equivalent for killing 60,000 zombies. I was literally falling asleep while working on it.
Posted by OllyOxenFree

More zombie killing WITH Frank West?  Yes, please.

Posted by JPJordan

dude that's my birthday!  what a great present to myself.

Posted by Jambones
@JPJordan said:
" dude that's my birthday!  what a great present to myself. "
Haha, awesome gift :D
Posted by devotfeige

I loved Case Zero, skipped Dead Rising 2, and had my wallet at the ready to pick this up for 400 points.

...but 800? Hm.

Posted by dvorak
@Everyones_A_Critic said:
" YES! Finally! I've been waiting for more Frank West since I finished Dead Rising 2. Did anyone else hate the fact that that game had no good unlockable items like the first game? "
It had a few actually, but not nearly as many.
Posted by Yummylee
@Everyones_A_Critic said:
" YES! Finally! I've been waiting for more Frank West since I finished Dead Rising 2. Did anyone else hate the fact that that game had no good unlockable items like the first game? "
There where alot of cool unlockable costumes at least. I loved the Willamette security outfit.
Posted by GaZZuM

Dead Rising 2 was fun in moments... just not the story moments.
 
Plus, offline co-op could be an absolute dream. Definitely a game arcade trials were made for.

Posted by Brackynews
@GaZZuM said:
" Plus, offline co-op could be an absolute dream.  "
Sadly no. At least not splitscreen. The menu in the livestream demo didn't show a system-link option, but I suppose that's not impossible to patch in.
Edited by Yummylee
@Brackynews said:

" @GaZZuM said:

" Plus, offline co-op could be an absolute dream.  "
Sadly no. At least not splitscreen. The menu in the livestream demo didn't show a system-link option, but I suppose that's not impossible to patch in. "
At the very least I hope you can select to play as Frank West even in single player. Maybe as an unlockable for getting the best ending or something. 
I haven't got Xbox live GOLD so if there is no offline coop I'd be completely torn from my Franky T.T
Edited by Brackynews
@Abyssfull:  Confirmed no Frank in single player. See my liveblog of the stream here in the forum. I like your idea of an unlockable, but it's 2010 dude, think paid DLC. :P
And to quote the Capcom Unity guys: "Make some friends! Friends are good!"
Uh, yeah. Guess they can't imagine people with Silver accounts being interested in co-op.
Posted by EpicSteve

boooooo 800 points! Someone had to be "that guy".

Posted by Yummylee
@Brackynews said:
" @Abyssfull:  Confirmed no Frank in single player. See my liveblog of the stream here in the forum. I like your idea of an unlockable, but it's 2010 dude, think paid DLC. :P And to quote the Capcom Unity guys: "Make some friends! Friends are good!" Uh, yeah. Guess they can't imagine people with Silver accounts being interested in co-op. "
...GAY!
Posted by afrofools

I like this whole downloadable chapters without original game thing. Slight price hike? It's twice as much, the same price as your average XBLA title. Not that I'm complaining, there is bound to be plenty of value.

Posted by SkinnyBlue

I'll pay 800 points for this, gladly.
Posted by Hockeymask27
@JPJordan said:
" dude that's my birthday!  what a great present to myself. "
get out mine to. Also worst day to have birthday ever. Oh heres you X-mas and... oh this counts for b-day to.
Posted by MrKlorox

Eh... not for 800 MSP. They should offer it at 400 if you've got the full game.

Posted by ComradeKhan
@creamypies said:
" @somejerk said:
" @Burn1n9m4n said:
" I still don't understand the nature of this exclusivity agreement with MS. "
Money. "
Haha yeah, it's pretty easy to understand really. "
They must be getting payed A LOT by microsoft to make up for all the money they're losing by not selling on PSN.
Posted by Shadow

Hm...2 days after I may or may not be surprised at suddenly owning the main game.  I honestly don't know whether I want this, even if Case Zero was really good.

Posted by Downsize

Hell yeah!  Im DLing it right now! 

Posted by jozzy

I really liked the 400 points pricepoint, and was hoping more publishers would follow. But apparently (sadly), even after the great succes Capcom had with it even they don't believe in it.  On the other hand, just because the first one was incredible value for 400 points is no reason to punish them now. All other publishers ask at least 800 points for games who usually have less value than case zero had.
 
Oh, and I am glad it is a standalone product.

Posted by skunkdragon

die zombie die!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by lovecat360

Hmm... think I'll hold off on this for now. Got so much stuff to play through the now and just finished Dead Rising 2 (3 playthroughs in total) so kinda overdosed on zombie slaughter for now. Maybe after new year!

Posted by mewarmo990

Where the hell is the PC version!?

Posted by DoyleBingster

So looking forward to this.