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Frank West Confirmed For Second Dead Rising 2 Spin-Off
by Brad Nicholson on
Frank West to join Chuck Greene's fight to clear his name after the events of Dead Rising 2.
According to Joystiq, the publisher has announced Dead Rising 2: Case West, another downloadable game based in the Dead Rising 2 universe, at its Tokyo Games Show press event. It will feature Frank West, the first Dead Rising's protagonist, in a fight alongside the first downloadable's hero Chuck Greene to clear Greene's name after the events of Dead Rising 2.
Details are light, but Capcom did say that the title will be an Xbox 360 exclusive, much like Dead Rising 2: Case Zero before it. And while it's implied, Capcom and Blue Castle Games have yet to confirm co-op functionality. Siliconera, on the other hand, is reporting that it will indeed put player two in West's shoes.
== TEASER == News of this shouldn't come as a huge surprise. A "blurry" viral teaser image released earlier this week by Capcom suggested that some sort of tie-in between the first and the second game was coming. The first official shots might give you more of an indication of what to expect:
In other related news, developer of Dead Rising 2 and its two downloadable titles, Canadian studio Blue Castle Games, has been acquired by Capcom. According to Joystiq, Blue Castle Games' CEO Rob Baret said, "We take this responsibility very seriously. Capcom games have a certain flavor... we don't just want to make amazing games, we want to make amazing Capcom games." Fair enough.