Capcom announced Dead Rising 4 during the Xbox E3 presentation. Dead Rising 4 will see the return of Frank West, the photojournalist action hero from the first game. Since his first outing Frank has only appeared in spin-offs of the main series.

Frank returns to Wilamette, Colorado. Dead Rising 4 is set 16 years after the original Dead Rising. Once again a zombie outbreak overruns the mall and surrounding town.

Dead Rising 4 will feature new zombie types, like the recently-turned, fast-moving Fresh, and the frighteningly strong Evo. And it wouldn’t be a Dead Rising game without the ability to use goofy and awesome makeshift weapons. Frank can combine various parts to create new zombie-killing armaments. Dead Rising 4 also features EXO suits that increase Frank’s strength to superhuman, allowing him to wield impossibly big objects.

To coincide with Microsoft’s strong social integration, Dead Rising 4 will include four player co-op. “We’re bringing fans a new approach to multiplayer,” writes Capcom VP Bryan Cochrane on Xbox Wire. “We allow you to play together with four friends to complete missions and conquer the zombie-infested Willamette Memorial Megaplex. Or you can use quick match to join a game in progress with players around the world.”

Dead Rising 4 is expected to launch this holiday season for Xbox One and Windows PC. No specific release date has been announced.


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