Frank West Confirmed For Second Dead Rising 2 Spin-Off

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Capcom has put a number on how many units of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero has sold: over 500,000 in its few weeks on the market. These numbers scream sequel, and Capcom is listening, despite the fact that Case Zero is more of a primer instead of a traditional downloadable.  
 
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.    
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Capcom has put a number on how many units of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero has sold: over 500,000 in its few weeks on the market. These numbers scream sequel, and Capcom is listening, despite the fact that Case Zero is more of a primer instead of a traditional downloadable.  
 
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.    
#2 Posted by TiMToM (4 posts) -

loved the first one

#3 Edited by heat (190 posts) -

WHATTTTTTTTTTTT? Awesome.

#4 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

awesomeness. Thou I wish I had more money.

#5 Posted by Nes (222 posts) -

This is amazing.

#6 Posted by snetErz (120 posts) -

If it keeps the 400 price point, it should sell like hot cakes.

#7 Posted by JarenFace (205 posts) -

Maybe it's because I haven't been paying attention to any information regarding the game, but did the trailer just spoil some of the events of DR2?
 
I mean, I thought all Chuck was doing was competing to get Katey some Zombrex... now he's blamed/wanted for the zombie outbreak? I guess this is what I get when I try to avoid information about the games I'm interested in and slip up when I see a tidbit that excites me (oh Frank West).

#8 Posted by Crono11 (1648 posts) -

This is really awesome. I hadn't played the first one but I loved Case Zero. I'm looking forward to playing as Frank West. I've heard that he's covered wars and stuff. 

#9 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

I saw some big-tittied bitches in there, Capcom's still got it!

#10 Posted by Wyld (278 posts) -

"You with me?".....damn near same voice,"Let's Go"
#11 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

I hate these exclusives :( If these downloadable episodes were coming to the PS3 I would buy the actual game but forget it. I'll wait a year for the game to drop in price and these episodes to come out on PSN.

#12 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4604 posts) -

Doesn't this kinda... spoil the end of DR2?

#13 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

fuckin GREAT news for Blue Castle, I bet those guys are over the moon. 
I don't think I've ever bought DLC, but I bought Case Zero n I'm probably gonna buy this. Even though Case:West is a pretty dumb name.
They should've called it GO WEST.
 
Also this reminds me of Metal Gear Solid 2's fun with Snake n Raiden.

#14 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Capcom sure was quick to respond to the critically well received sales of the game. With any luck, we could see a trend in lowering prices to attract more sales (which pretty much leads to more revenue).

#15 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

If it was 5 bucks then sure, fine but if I install Dead Rising 2 proper and it is 3-4 gigs then I know that something is messedup

#16 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

I wish exclusives would just go away. But still getting it regardless.

#17 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Here's hoping they stop with this fucking exclusive shit and release it on every platform the game is supposed to release on. I bet if they did, that 500 000 would look a lot smaller in comparison. I know for certain it would have at least been 500 001 if they released it on PC.

#18 Posted by radioactivez0r (846 posts) -
@MarkWahlberg said:
" Doesn't this kinda... spoil the end of DR2? "
Sure seems like it to me.  Oh well, I wasn't going to get it anyway.
#19 Posted by Daveyo520 (6747 posts) -

He's covered wars ya know?

#20 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -

Yay, more stupid controllers. 

#21 Edited by Mr_Faraday (241 posts) -

  
This doesnt spoil anything... its been known since the beginning that the plot in the full game was Chuck  trying to clear his name. The plot for Case Zero was to get your daughter Zombrex but in the full game thats only a side plot.

#22 Posted by Red_Army_1999 (6 posts) -

Can't wait, loved Case Zero so much I played it through four times. Capcom has set a new benchmark which I hope others follow.

#23 Posted by Novacain (12 posts) -

My beef with it is that I don't like the idea of providing a prologue and an epilogue to a game via DLC. Just seems like it should be part of the entire game. This totally kills any incentive to buy this on PS3 or PC because you're missing the setup and the conclusion of a game. That said, I will wait until the inevitable "Complete Edition" which includes everything.
 
What if the Mafia 2 WWII level was sold as DLC before the game shipped, and then the final mission was withheld leaving the story on a cliffhanger, to be sold as DLC later? Cause that's kind of what it sounds like to me.

#24 Posted by TheMartino (136 posts) -

Takes place AFTER Dead Rising 2?


Clear Chucks name?

Well that's a slight spoiler.

#25 Posted by Vinny_Says (5707 posts) -

Isn't dr2 coming out in like a week?

#26 Posted by Oni (2098 posts) -

That's cool, but why are they talking about stuff that happens at the end of DR2?

#27 Edited by lacke (360 posts) -

I going on a limb and say this will cost more than 400 MSP.

#28 Posted by Arius123 (24 posts) -

Awesome, loved the first one and glad to see Frank will be coming back for the second.  Is it the 28th already?!

#29 Posted by McRibs (35 posts) -

He's covered wars you know?

#30 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2502 posts) -

This seems like an odd marketing ploy... making me spend 5 bucks on case zero, and then probably another 5 for this, not to mention full price for the game... it's almost like i'm spending $70 for the complete story...
 
Case Zero I didn't mind, as it was a teaser and it came out beforehand... not to mention the town in that game wasn't in the full game.
 
If Dead Rising 2 is still a good length, and still has a good ending, I won't be that upset, cause then this would be more like a DLC add-on, except sold as a standalone product.
 
Of course, I'm hoping that they give a free one-use download code to everybody who buys Dead Rising 2 new.

#31 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11002 posts) -

Wait, it was made by Canadians?!!??!  
 
Also, I wish it was on PS3. The DLC. 

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#33 Posted by thekingoftoilets (193 posts) -

Balls, wish it came PS3 :3. All well, game comes out soon enough.

#34 Posted by myslead (929 posts) -

wait, so 
we already know how DR2 ends? with Chuck being framed etc...etc..?

#35 Posted by kalmis (1558 posts) -

Nice idea for milking (us) fans

#36 Posted by jhevans51 (35 posts) -

I am so amazingly geeked for this I can't even begin to describe my excitement

#37 Posted by Brackynews (4083 posts) -

In all seriousness, I think "Fair enough." is an excellent way to end most gaming news stories.

#38 Posted by Sanitysend (82 posts) -

Oh Frank I was so worried I might never see you again!

#39 Posted by adoggz (2067 posts) -

as long as I don't need to actually buy DR2 then I will probably pick this up.

#40 Posted by CoverlessTech (746 posts) -

I think you may have gotten it wrong. It sounds like Frank is asking Chuck to help clear Frank's name.
 
At the end of Dead Rising 1 they blamed it on Frank.

#41 Posted by afrokola (547 posts) -

Frank West owns, sold!

#42 Posted by Pkshields (810 posts) -

Damn, wish it was coming to PS3. Full game sounds too frustrating with the replaying but I'd still like to try it out, especially for $5.

#43 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2161 posts) -

Chuck gets framed at the start of DR2, it's not the ending.

#44 Posted by Necrotoxin (141 posts) -

NIce, to bad its not for both systems, but everyone that likes Frank most likely has an Xbox.

#45 Posted by Gplo32Gplo32 (8 posts) -

Fantastic!
#46 Posted by Milkman (16782 posts) -

Wow, awesome.

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#47 Posted by hamrag (4 posts) -

Looking forward more to this then Dead Rising 2

#48 Posted by dudeglove (7840 posts) -

Another 360 exclusive? FFS.

#49 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -
@Dany said:
" If it was 5 bucks then sure, fine but if I install Dead Rising 2 proper and it is 3-4 gigs then I know that something is messedup "
File size has shit all to do with it. I'd rather install a smaller game than a full 6.5GB disc image for no reason (I have at least a few games that clock in 2.5-4GB, yes, disc based games not XBLA). If the file size on Case West is a matter of KB, yes there's some trouble there. 
 
Really hope there is in fact co-op in this, not that the co-op in the main game will leave me wanting...just something about having two different characters that will be nice, even if your Chucks look different from each other, they'll share the same face.
#50 Posted by Malachi (10 posts) -

I must admit Case Zero was fun........... This looks  Interesting as well...... 
 
Is this starting a trend?..... Can we be on the verge of a true episodic game?
If the cost doesn't get ridiculous and stays at the $5, then possibly this could be the new business model? 

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