Launching last year on the Xbox One, it looks like Frank West's latest adventure will finally be making its way to the PlayStation 4 with Dead Rising 4 arriving on its new home come Dec. 5. Get ready to spend the holidays with hordes of zombies.
The folks over at Eurogamer are reporting that Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package is set to arrive on the PlayStation 4 this winter, once again proving that the word "exclusive" is being used in the world of gaming rather loosely these days. It launched last year "exclusively" for the Xbox One and PC, but now a whole new audience will be able to get in on the fun. The publisher is billing this as the definitive edition of Dead Rising 4, complete with all of the DLC that hit the original title post-launch. You'll also be able to enjoy a "Capcom Heroes" bonus mode, where Frank gets to wear the costumes of a bunch of other Capcom characters, like Mega Man and a trio of characters from Street Fighter, and perform special attacks to take out the undead.
That's a whole lot of zombie-slaying action crammed onto a single disc. Along with the Dead Rising 4 core game, packed in will be the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank Rising (where you fight off the zombie virus as it takes over your body by eating innocents), and the off-the-wall bonus mode called Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf. There's also a whole bunch of outfit packs, as well as extra items like the Candy Cane Crossbow, the Slicecycle and the Ugly Winter Sweater.
In case you're already playing Dead Rising 4 on Xbox One or PC and are feeling left out on the fun, those platforms will also be receiving the Capcom Heroes mode as a free update when the PS4 version launches in early December.
We're pretty much in favor of any move that allows more folks to get their hands on a game, we just wish publishers would start being more honest about the way they label things. With the Tomb Raider reboot, for instance, Square Enix let everyone know from the beginning that the game was going to be exclusive to the Xbox One for a year and then pop up on the PlayStation 4. Otherwise, it's understandable when fans feel like they've been lied to when a game is no longer "exclusive." At this point, we figure you've got to just assume that every third party game will eventually end up on every platform.
As for Dead Rising 4, are any of you readers excited to finally be getting it on PS4? Share your thoughts in the comments below.