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Dead Rising 2: Case West To Hit Xbox Live In December

And Capcom releases a few more cool facts.

It's been a long time since we've heard anything meaningful about Dead Rising 2: Case West, the second Dead Rising 2 downloadable spin-off. In fact, September's announcement was the only time we've been able to throw up a post about it. But new details have been released Capcom this week, ending the silence just before the game drops later this December exclusively over Xbox Live.

Here's the important stuff we've learned:

  • There was hesitation on our part to confirm co-op for the title back in September, despite the fact that the meat of the game is about a partnership between Frank West and Chuck Greene. We can say now with confidence that co-op is indeed a part of the package, as one player will be able to control Greene, while the other West. If you decide to go at it solo, West's part will be handled by AI (which can't be killed). 

  • Case West takes place in the Phenotrans Facility "on the outskirts of Fortune City" after the events Dead Rising 2, as was previously announced.
 

 == TEASER ==
  • New weapon combinations, new "challenges," and enemies will be a part of this package. Capcom isn't talking about any of this yet in great detail, but two of the new weapons have been named: "Zap & Shine" and "Reaper." 

  • There will be new survivors to rescue.

  • Proving that Phenotrans was involved in the zombie outbreak appears to be the goal of the game and this is where West steps in. With his camera, he'll be able to grab photographic evidence that proves the corporation's involvement.
   

 
  • Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.

Curiously, there's still no word on price for Case West. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the other downloadable game, was released over Xbox Live Arcade for five dollars, so there's an expectation that Case West will receive a similar price. If it will or not remains to be seen. Regardless, we're stoked for another Dead Rising 2 joint. Case Zero, if you remember, was pretty good all by its lonesome.  
 

 
UPDATE: Capcom just released a bunch of screenshots. Check them out! 
 
UPDATE 2
: As some of you in the comments are pointing out, it's still unknown if Case West will be a standalone downloadable. Back in September, Capcom's Christian Svensson said whether it will require Dead Rising 2's disc or not is "an issue [Capcom is] speaking with Microsoft about." Either way, Case West will be an Xbox Live downloadable. 
 
UPDATE 3: After a bit more digging (and asking) I've decided that we should probably just call Case West an "Xbox Live downloadable" for the time being. My apologies if the original branding of XBLA game confused anyone.  
 
UPDATE 4: (Jesus.) The following statement has been given to Joystiq: "Case West will be a standalone just like Case Zero." So, I guess Case West will be an Xbox Live Arcade title?  
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Posted by BradNicholson

It's been a long time since we've heard anything meaningful about Dead Rising 2: Case West, the second Dead Rising 2 downloadable spin-off. In fact, September's announcement was the only time we've been able to throw up a post about it. But new details have been released Capcom this week, ending the silence just before the game drops later this December exclusively over Xbox Live.

Here's the important stuff we've learned:

  • There was hesitation on our part to confirm co-op for the title back in September, despite the fact that the meat of the game is about a partnership between Frank West and Chuck Greene. We can say now with confidence that co-op is indeed a part of the package, as one player will be able to control Greene, while the other West. If you decide to go at it solo, West's part will be handled by AI (which can't be killed). 

  • Case West takes place in the Phenotrans Facility "on the outskirts of Fortune City" after the events Dead Rising 2, as was previously announced.
 

 == TEASER ==
  • New weapon combinations, new "challenges," and enemies will be a part of this package. Capcom isn't talking about any of this yet in great detail, but two of the new weapons have been named: "Zap & Shine" and "Reaper." 

  • There will be new survivors to rescue.

  • Proving that Phenotrans was involved in the zombie outbreak appears to be the goal of the game and this is where West steps in. With his camera, he'll be able to grab photographic evidence that proves the corporation's involvement.
   

 
  • Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.

Curiously, there's still no word on price for Case West. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the other downloadable game, was released over Xbox Live Arcade for five dollars, so there's an expectation that Case West will receive a similar price. If it will or not remains to be seen. Regardless, we're stoked for another Dead Rising 2 joint. Case Zero, if you remember, was pretty good all by its lonesome.  
 

 
UPDATE: Capcom just released a bunch of screenshots. Check them out! 
 
UPDATE 2
: As some of you in the comments are pointing out, it's still unknown if Case West will be a standalone downloadable. Back in September, Capcom's Christian Svensson said whether it will require Dead Rising 2's disc or not is "an issue [Capcom is] speaking with Microsoft about." Either way, Case West will be an Xbox Live downloadable. 
 
UPDATE 3: After a bit more digging (and asking) I've decided that we should probably just call Case West an "Xbox Live downloadable" for the time being. My apologies if the original branding of XBLA game confused anyone.  
 
UPDATE 4: (Jesus.) The following statement has been given to Joystiq: "Case West will be a standalone just like Case Zero." So, I guess Case West will be an Xbox Live Arcade title?  
Posted by TRAYNREK

Boom

Posted by Death_Burnout

mhmm

Posted by Sheetsy77

Finally!

Posted by RiotBananas

 But new details have been released Capcom this week, ending the silence just before the game drops later this December exclusively over Xbox Live Arcade.


WAT 
Posted by Molitor5901outofdate

Cool,  Just have to buy the original game now

Posted by jozzy

Most important info will be if it's standalone or not. I would've expected that to be the case due to being on XBLA and similar to case zero, but news seemed to suggest back then that you would need DR2 to be able to play it. 
 
As they are saying it will be on XBLA and not as DLC, I hope that means it will be standalone. I loved the little bite of Dead Rising that was Case Zero, but I don't have much interest in a full length game of this type.

Posted by ProfessorEss
@jozzy said:
" Most important info will be if it's standalone or not.
Yup, I'd love to hear an official and final word on that tidbit.
Posted by AdmiralStupid

FAN-TASTIC!

Posted by Beck

Frank West kind of looks like a young  Dan Aykroyd... or Johnny V!

Posted by Seroth
Posted by SlashDance

West is better than Green. 
He's covered wars, you know.

Posted by animathias
@jozzy said:
" Most important info will be if it's standalone or not. I would've expected that to be the case due to being on XBLA and similar to case zero, but news seemed to suggest back then that you would need DR2 to be able to play it.   As they are saying it will be on XBLA and not as DLC, I hope that means it will be standalone. I loved the little bite of Dead Rising that was Case Zero, but I don't have much interest in a full length game of this type. "
The ideal situation would see it being a separate XBLA game, but one that lets you carry over your XP and such from the full game. That would give it a really nice DLC feeling while still being a whole different game for those who liked Case Zero and just want another bite.
Posted by scarace360

SUPER DOPE!

Posted by Colonel_Fury

Not to pick this apart, but Chuck just bring a camera and take the photos himself? Its not like camera are hard to use.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Fucking FINALLY!!!!!!!

Posted by Yummylee

Just wish this didn't require the full game to play T.T Or better yet, just have it released on the ps3. 
 
Frank also looks so weird with his graphical update. I understand then want him to represent the 'every man' turned hero, but jesus that's quite a mug.

Posted by Vlaphor

My big question is whether or not it'll be a stand alone title or require the 360 version of Dead Rising 2.  I loved Case Zero, but bought Dead Rising 2 on PC ($20 cheaper plus better graphics, shorter load times, and mods), and I do want Case West.  Hopefully I can purchase it by itself.

Posted by Sammo21

360 exclusive means I  "don't give a shit".

Edited by Yummylee
Posted by Animasta
Posted by RecSpec

Hell yes. Wasn't expecting this til next year.

Posted by Ghostiet
Posted by Afroman269

Frank transformed into Dan Aykroyd!?!?!?!?!

Posted by Oetker

Looking forward to this!
 
Hope it comes to PC.

Edited by jozzy
@Abyssfull said:

" @Vlaphor:  @ProfessorEss:  @jozzy:  
 
Was confirmed a while ago that it'll require the full game to play, unlike Case Zero. There's a thread on the CW forums that confirms it. 
 
http://www.giantbomb.com/dead-rising-2-case-west/61-32685/case-west-will-require-the-full-game-of-dead-rising-2-to-play/35-453189/ "

So, that means it's possible to release DLC in XBLA? Or is that just a mistake in this news article? I can't remember ever seeing a game on XBLA that wasn't standalone.
I am still hoping they changed their mind since september. After the succes of Case Zero I just don't get it.
Edited by ProfessorEss
@Abyssfull: Thanks. Pretty sure I read that thread back when it was new - probably just blacked it out of my memory.
 
...yeah, I actually even have the last post in there :P
Posted by RecSpec
@jozzy said:
" @Abyssfull said:

" @Vlaphor:  @ProfessorEss:  @jozzy:  
 
Was confirmed a while ago that it'll require the full game to play, unlike Case Zero. There's a thread on the CW forums that confirms it. 
 
http://www.giantbomb.com/dead-rising-2-case-west/61-32685/case-west-will-require-the-full-game-of-dead-rising-2-to-play/35-453189/ "

So, that means it's possible to release DLC in XBLA? Or is that just a mistake in this news article? I can't remember ever seeing a game on XBLA that wasn't standalone. I am still hoping they changed their mind since september. After the succes of Case Zero I just don't get it. "
Case Zero was more or less a pay-to-play demo.
This is DLC for Dead Rising 2.
Posted by OllyOxenFree
@Ghostiet said:
" @Seroth said:
"

 Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.    

"
Shut your mouth. Just, shut your mouth and don't give them ideas. "
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell
Posted by myslead
@Ghostiet said:
" @Seroth said:
"

 Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.    

"
Shut your mouth. Just, shut your mouth and don't give them ideas. "
ahahha
Posted by Yummylee
@Ghostiet said:
" @Seroth said:
"

 Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.    

"
Shut your mouth. Just, shut your mouth and don't give them ideas. "
LESS GO, BABY!
Posted by Phished0ne

Anyone wanna give me some odds on it coming out for ps3?

Posted by jozzy
@RecSpec said:
" @jozzy said:
" @Abyssfull said:

" @Vlaphor:  @ProfessorEss:  @jozzy:  
 
Was confirmed a while ago that it'll require the full game to play, unlike Case Zero. There's a thread on the CW forums that confirms it. 
 
http://www.giantbomb.com/dead-rising-2-case-west/61-32685/case-west-will-require-the-full-game-of-dead-rising-2-to-play/35-453189/ "

So, that means it's possible to release DLC in XBLA? Or is that just a mistake in this news article? I can't remember ever seeing a game on XBLA that wasn't standalone. I am still hoping they changed their mind since september. After the succes of Case Zero I just don't get it. "
Case Zero was more or less a pay-to-play demo. This is DLC for Dead Rising 2. "
Ooh please, not the paid demo discussion again...
Posted by Tesla

One thing Dead Rising 2 was sorely missing was a war time photojournalist.  I'm glad to see that is being addressed. 

Posted by MisterMouse

he looks a lot heavier...

Posted by ShockD

I like his new look.

Posted by blaakmawf

Man, my pile of shame is huge.

Posted by I_smell

What coulda bin a great buddy-cop story, ruined by the most douchebaggy sunglasses ever :/

Posted by Frypot

I hope its a standalone arcade game I bought both Case Zero and DR2 but i traded DR2 in after completing it with perfect completion and playing through for another half playthrough or so. If not i suppose ill just have to hope that one of my friends still has it so i can borrow it.

Posted by Hector

I hope it's stand alone!!

Posted by Rocospi

Looks like ol' Franky put on a few pounds, eh?

Posted by Berezov

FANTASTIC!

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

PSN or get the fuck out.

Posted by Vager

Frank West use to be a Ghost Buster.

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Posted by FuzzYLemoN
@Laketown said:
" @Seroth said:
"

 Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.    

"
HE AINT MY BOY BUT THE BROTHA IS HEAVY "
GAVE AWAY MY POSSESSIONS AND MOVED INTO A CHEVY
Posted by fillmoejoe

If this 5 bucks then I'm sold.

Posted by eproo

Nice 5 buck game

Posted by Wrighteous86

New trailer and some news can be found here.

Posted by SoylentGreen
Posted by Undeadpool
@FuzzYLemoN said:
" @Laketown said:
" @Seroth said:
"

 Other original Dead Rising characters will have cameos.    

"
HE AINT MY BOY BUT THE BROTHA IS HEAVY "
GAVE AWAY MY POSSESSIONS AND MOVED INTO A CHEVY "
VAN! YEAH, THAT'S THE MASTER PLAN!
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