Dead Rising 3 gets exclusive SmartGlass missions

"You're getting more out of the game" with mobile and tablet companion app, says Dead Rising 3 executive producer.


Xbox One open-world exclusive Dead Rising 3 will feature missions exclusive to players making use of Microsoft's mobile and tablet companion tool SmartGlass, Capcom has said.

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In an interview with Siliconera, Capcom executive producer Josh Bridge sad that when playing the game, the SmartGlass app "actually skins your phone to be like the phone from the game's universe."

Bridge explained how the SmartGlass exclusive content would work in Dead Rising 3. Using an accompanying SmartGlass-compatible mobile or tablet, the player will "get calls from a character that are only on the SmartGlass device. So if you don't have SmartGlass, you won't get those calls from that guy. Which also means you won't get those missions."

Despite the exclusive missions, however, Bridge insists that players will get a complete story even if they choose not to use the SmartGlass functions. "His storyline is his own. And it interweaves with the main storyline. Without it, you're not losing out on what the story is. But you're getting more out of the game."

Dead Rising 3 was announced during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference, where SmartGlass was also shown to call down an artillery strike on a clustered group of zombies. The game features a new city, Los Perdidos, alongside new protagonist Nick Ramos.

Microsoft's SmartGlass application can be installed on phones and tablets running iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.

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