Dead Rising 3 Will Continue the DR2 Storyline

By Rebecca Smith, 8 years ago
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Capcom COO David Reeves has revealed that the storyline of Dead Rising 2 is likely to be continued in Dead Rising 3, and that digital episodes will almost certainly be released to bridge the link between the two games. In an interview with CVG, Reeves said:

"Obviously, with all of that success on Dead Rising 2, it makes sense to move onto Dead Rising 3. I think that [developer Blue Castle Games] may extend it by bringing in new characters and new interactions, or bring back others from before.

The idea would be that we'll bring digital content to bridge a link between DR2 and DR3. It's a bit like an online game in that way - a continuous story. I don't want to say episodic, but I think you'll be find there'll be scriptwriters coming in to [continue the story]."
Capcom successfully released a 'prologue' to DR2, titled Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, which introduced players to the new features of the game. Case Zero was downloaded over 500,000 times. An 'epilogue', titled Dead Rising 2: Case West, was also announced in September, with the original protagonist Frank West returning to the narrative.

Dead Rising 2: Case West has not got a confirmed release date yet.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.