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Frank West Becomes the Zombie in Dead Rising 4 DLC

Capcom has revealed more details about the upcoming DLC for Dead Rising 4, Frank Rising, and it goes against everything you’ve ever learned about the game.

If I’m not mistaken, one of the main rules in Dead Rising is to not get bitten, right? Doing so inevitably ends your game and you have to start again. However, Capcom are exploring what it would be like if players could go beyond death.

In the upcoming Frank Rising DLC, Frank is infected and is in need of a good human meal. Unfortunately he’s incurable, so now he lives his drab life as one of the many undead, except this time the player is in control. Of course, there’s more to the DLC than shuffling around eating brains, there’s an actual mission:

“As Frank begins to recover he’ll need to race to find a permanent cure while developing all-new abilities and strength. Unfortunately, he can no longer eat food to stay alive and must feast on others to survive. As he is trying to save himself, Frank learns that several survivors he cares about are trapped in the city with him and he must rescue them – and himself – before the government closes his case file for good and wipes the city off the map.”

Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, timer-based missions are making a return in Frank Rising for an added challenge.

The DLC is set to land on April 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10. Later this spring, Capcom will also launch Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf DLC for the game, too.