Dead Rising 4 Revealed, Frank West Returns

Dead Rising 4 Revealed, Frank West Returns

Frank West returns in an all new story for Dead Rising 4.

Dead Rising fans were treated to the surprise announcement of Dead Rising 4 as part of Microsoft's E3 presentation, and fans of the original game will be particularly pleased to learn that war photographer Frank West will be returning to a starring role. Unlike previous installments in the series, Dead Rising 4 will launch simultaneously on PC and Xbox One on November 23rd, 2016.

"Frank is back in Willamette, Colorado, 16 years after the events of the original Dead Rising. A mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with deadly predators... and Frank soon realizes that what's dead doesn't always stay that way," wrote Microsoft in a blog post.

Dead Rising 4 will feature several new types of zombies, including the "fresh" - freshly turned zombies that maintain the speed and agility of their human forms, and the "evo" - zombies that have "evolved" to take on traits from predatory animals.

Some fan-favorite features will return, including the ability to combine hundreds of weapons and vehicles to combat the horde, while new features include Exo-suits and drop-in-drop-out 4-player co-op multiplayer.

This game certainly looks like a return to what made Dead Rising so enjoyable in the first place. Lets just hope they've ditched the awful save system of the first game...

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Well, Can't think of anyone better suited as a protagonist. I mean, he's covered Wars y'know!

...I'm not apologizing for a damned thing.

Sure it doesn't show gameplay, but it put a smile on my face. Hopefully the Evo Zombies have some kind of variety, cos I'm guessing they'll just be dog-like.

Infernai:
Well, Can't think of anyone better suited as a protagonist. I mean, he's covered Wars y'know!

...I'm not apologizing for a damned thing.

I've always felt that Frank West made this franchise a decent 'Take the piss out of the zombie apocalypse' series of zombie games. And we do love our running gags, so don't apologize.

With the ending that DR3 had I assumed it was the last game in the series. 16 years would make Frank about 52 or 53. Seems kinda old for a guy to fight zombies but nice to play older characters I guess.

"Lets just hope they've ditched the awful save system of the first game..."

You mean the save system designed to make it have a survival feel that also showed to take advantage of that your experience stayed across playthroughs? I tire of the criticism of the save system of 1, cause it was for a very specific reason.

How do you think the families of the zombified people feel about this?

Like, fo' real, if my mom or wife had to make a trip to a place that got infested, and I was holding on hope she'd still be alive, I don't think I'd feel very good having my first confirmed sighting of her being in a picture while a reporter is finding new and inventive ways of destroying her shambling corpse...

Definitely overthinking this. Looks cool.

The aesthetic of the thing has a bit of that dark and 'realistic' look to it, but tone feels nicely ridiculous.

Curious about the 'evo' zombies, though, because that seems like a very odd thing for genetically altered wasps to do. I didn't play DR 3, so maybe I just missed some utterly ludicrous plot developments.

Bat Vader:
With the ending that DR3 had I assumed it was the last game in the series. 16 years would make Frank about 52 or 53. Seems kinda old for a guy to fight zombies but nice to play older characters I guess.

Just as a comparison, my Dad's 63 this year, looks like late 40's and is in better shape than I am at 35... so for some folks age isn't a handicap, its a challenge.

LaughingAtlas:
The aesthetic of the thing has a bit of that dark and 'realistic' look to it, but tone feels nicely ridiculous.

Curious about the 'evo' zombies, though, because that seems like a very odd thing for genetically altered wasps to do. I didn't play DR 3, so maybe I just missed some utterly ludicrous plot developments.

Saelune:
"Lets just hope they've ditched the awful save system of the first game..."

You mean the save system designed to make it have a survival feel that also showed to take advantage of that your experience stayed across playthroughs? I tire of the criticism of the save system of 1, cause it was for a very specific reason.

Seconded, I genuinely don't understand the problem with the save system, it worked exactly as intended and enabled a great sense of progression, while still allowing you to "complete" the game with a bad ending if you so wished.

Evonisia:

LaughingAtlas:
The aesthetic of the thing has a bit of that dark and 'realistic' look to it, but tone feels nicely ridiculous.

Curious about the 'evo' zombies, though, because that seems like a very odd thing for genetically altered wasps to do. I didn't play DR 3, so maybe I just missed some utterly ludicrous plot developments.

Weren't those guys just

Will have to wait and see, but if we're going with the usual 'zombie virus' shtick, I probably should have taken it as red that absolutely anything was on the table.

LOL, I can't wait for this game to get delayed to march/april, rendering the Christmas motif completely out of place.

and Frank soon realizes that what's dead doesn't always stay that way

One would think he'd already be aware of this.

They didnt mention most important thing, its for WIN 10 on PC... And i was sooooo looking forward to this :(

 

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