True Dead Rising Fans Know Why This Boring Screenshot Is Exciting

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A man is taking a photo in a video game. Yay. But, no! This is Frank West in the new Dead Rising 2 downloadable expansion. This is the return of photography.

The beloved photography system from man-vs.-zombies game Dead Rising didn't make it into this fall's Dead Rising 2. But it it is back, as is Dead Rising 1 hero Frank West, in DR2's Case West expansion which also features the sequel's protagonist, Chuck Greene.

From the Dead Rising people at Capcom:

Frank AND Chuck are now able to take photographs of key evidence that will provide indisputable proof of Phenotrans' part in the zombie outbreaks, not just in Fortune City, but across the United States. As the story unfolds expect to see cameo appearances from other characters from Dead Rising that will provide further links to the original game.


Taking photos of zombies was oddly fun in the first game. It was a welcome break from slicing them to bits, an enjoyable challenge to get the perfect shot.

Case West is described as an Xbox 360 exclusive, whatever that means in an era of "exclusives" that eventually show up on rival platforms. No release date for Case West yet.

Dead Rising 2: Case West - The Return of the Camera(s) [Capcom Unity Blog]

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I don't get the point of making DLC exclusive. I own a 360 and a PS3 and won't buy this, anyway, but why make it exclusive when many PS3 owners probably would? Or do I represent a lot of PS3 owners when I tend to stay away from DLC (especially add-ons)? Could there really be so few people wanting DLC on the PS3 that it isn't worth development costs? The stuff is probably already on the disc anyway, knowing Capcom.