Dead Rising 2: Case West lurching onto XBL Dec. 27

Second stand-alone spin-off for Capcom's zombie-flush action adventure arrives exclusively on Microsoft's console this month for $10.


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The problem with zombies is that they don't stay beaten. Proving that sentiment, Capcom confirmed today that those who thought they were done with Dead Rising 2 have more content to look forward to, announcing a December 27 release date for the game's second downloadable spin-off, Case West. The zombie-thrashing action adventure will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft points ($10).

Case West features the return of Frank West, the protagonist of the original Dead Rising, as well as his camera. Frank will team up with Chuck Greene, star of Dead Rising 2, to uncover the truth about Phenotrans, the pharmaceutical company behind the Zombrex medication that treats (but doesn't cure) people infected by the undead hordes.

Frank apparently will be offering some instruction in photojournalism.
Frank apparently will be offering some instruction in photojournalism.

Set at Phenotrans' Fortune City facility, Case West will see the undeath-defying characters resort to their old tricks. The original game's picture-taking gameplay and the sequel's duct-tape-driven weapon combinations will both return, with both Chuck and Frank able to snap pics and wield an amalgamated arsenal of odds and ends.

Case West will be the second downloadable Dead Rising offshoot, bookending the story of the original game along with August's Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Also an Xbox 360 exclusive, Case Zero served as a prequel to the full game, telling the story of how and why Chuck found himself in Fortune City just in time for a catastrophic zombie outbreak.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's reviews of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2. For more on Case West, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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