Since Dead Rising 4 released on Dec. 6, players have killed over seven billion zombies, eclipsing the population of planet Earth. You’ve also taken over three million photos and selfies, eclipsing most of the Kardashian family on any given weekend.
To offer current players further engagement with Frank’s world, I’m excited today to announce that we’re introducing two new game difficulty modes and releasing a Street Fighter outfit pack, both free to all players. This is accompanied by a patch fixing several bugs we’ve been tracking since launch.
To attract new players to Dead Rising 4, we are also releasing a one hour timed trial.
The mayhem continues with two all-new difficulty modes
For players that have tamed the horde and are looking for a bigger challenge, we are introducing two new difficulty settings for Story Mode for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players. The two new levels scale in difficulty from hard to ultra-hard. Playing either of the new modes will earn players new gamerscore and achievements (“Chopping Spree” and “Biters Remorse”).
Frank will need to be a lot more careful and aware of his surroundings when trying to survive on a higher difficulty. Enemies do more damage; Frank’s weapons break faster and food restores less health than before. Keep your eyes peeled, watch your back, and don’t forget to scrounge for every weapon – you are going to need them.
The new difficulty modes will be available to players on Jan 30.
Frank West Meets Street Fighter
Frank West has always had a love for flair, and as the world’s best zombie slayer we’re equipping him with a new outfit collection befitting his stature. On January 30th Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players will be able to download five outfits from the ultimate fighting game series, Street Fighter, including Cammy, Guile, M. Bison, T. Hawk and Zangief.
While in game, just visit your wardrobe and you will find these five outfits for your ultimate zombie fighting experience.
The outfits will be available in game on Jan 30. Handsome fighters never lose battles!
Play for Free with Limited Timed Trial
For those that have yet to face the horde in Dead Rising 4, we’re excited to announce the availability of a 60-minute timed trial experience for Xbox One. The trial will allow new players to earn achievements and carry saved game progress into the full game should they decide to purchase at the end of the trial period. Players can experience both single player Story Mode as well as Multiplayer during the trial period.
The timed trial experience will be available beginning Jan 31.
Dead Rising 4 Releases in Germany
Xbox One and Windows 10 PC players in Germany will be able to purchase and play Dead Rising 4 from the Microsoft Store on Jan. 31, marking the first time a Dead Rising title has been available in the market. We can’t wait for new players to get their hands on the game. For players wishing to purchase the full packaged product of the Xbox One game, look for retailers to begin offering it in late February.
To all our dedicated Dead Rising fans and players, we thank you for your feedback. We listened to what you have asked for and added the new difficulty modes and achievements to go with them.
And to those that have not jumped into Dead Rising 4, go ahead jump into the Xbox One timed trial and Let the Slay Ride Begin.
And to those new players in Germany, “Wilkommen in der Welt von Dead Rising!”