Retconning Chuck Greene

#1 Posted by Burn1n9m4n (257 posts) -

Does anyone else get the feeling that with Inafune no longer at Capcom that the directors for the Dead Rising franchise might be attempting to retcon Chuck Greene out of the story? At the moment, its too early to tell, but what if this game is actually canonical? How crazy would that be?! Also what would that mean for Chuck and Katie Greene?

#2 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

They're not retconning him.  This is essentially just a way for Capcom to sell us the same game with a different lead character.  If you look at the trailer, it fully states that this is just a "what if" scenario.

#3 Posted by Skald (4370 posts) -

Dead Rising canon? Is that a thing people care about?

#4 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -
@Burn1n9m4n:
In my mind, Chuck Greene was the retcon for Frank West in the first place.
#5 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

this game is the equivalent of a Marvel What If? comic.

#6 Posted by JoeyRavn (4983 posts) -
@slightconfuse said:
" this game is the equivalent of a Marvel What If? comic. "
Or Elseworlds in the DC Universe. Seriously, "retcon" is such a strong word...
#7 Posted by craigbo180 (1726 posts) -

Chuck Greene is in the game, you play as Chuck in the co-op mode. He is probably involved in the story as you see his backpack and Katie's gaming system in the preview in a pool of blood.

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11406 posts) -

While Off the Record will be FAN-TASTIC, I don't think it's canon. 

#9 Posted by CharleyTony (924 posts) -

I think they are milking that game for all it's worth (while it will be updated) and then maybe they might consider starting working on a DR3. I feel like the sales figures of those different DR2 games, paired with the XBLA games surrounding them, might influence them as to which protagonist should be the main character in the following game.

Too bad this couldn't be a 20$ expansion on DR2 AND a 30$ retail release...
#10 Posted by htr10 (360 posts) -

if by canon we mean what will carry over to DR3, then it is going to be whatever best enables capcom to utilize frank west.  that's what i'm taking away from all this at least.  i liked chuck greene, but frank is what the fans want, or so i've heard.
#11 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Like I said before, Capcom is going full steam ahead with the whole repackaging games approach. This thing better be cheap but either way I still think it's a cheap fan service cash in.

#12 Edited by EveretteScott (1532 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:

" Like I said before, Capcom is going full steam ahead with the whole repackaging games approach. This thing better be cheap but either way I still think it's a cheap fan service cash in. "

Fans, buying things they enjoy! IMPOSSIBRU!
#13 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

This is essentially a "Remix" mode with new cutscenes and a few new assets. It's like a slightly more involved "Master Quest".

#14 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@EveretteScott: Funny guy, huh. Fans can go right ahead and get this. Even though I liked DR 2, I'm going to pass on this, I would prefer to play a new game or sequel.....unless Capcom remembers how to make new games again. 
#15 Posted by Eyz (449 posts) -

I was awaiting for a sort of Game of the Year/Special edition packaging the prologue and epilogue DLCs...and then this!! °__°

I guess in a way, even as a what if.., it is kicking Chuck out of the franchise if not retconning him.
And this one will be directly developed by Capcom (Capcom Game Studios Vancouver) unlike Blue Castle's DR2.
I'm guessing we won't see a new original character leading DR3... just wait and see!

#16 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

There isn't a 'Dead Rising Canon.' There are so many alternate endings and everything, they've proved that they will pick and choose whatever canon they need at any time to tell the story they want.

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