By Ben Barrett on July 25th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
Vvvwwwaaaarrrrmmm. That’s the Hans Zimmer style combo zombie warning/incoming news alarm! It also doubles as a word to describe how hot it currently is on the British Isles. It’s here to remind us that not only is Dead Rising 3 making the jump to PC, but has now been renamed to the hopefully exaggerating APOCALYPSE EDITION (emphasis writer’s own). And what do subtitles mean, kids? Additional content, that’s what, you little toerags. This version will be shipping with the four ‘Untold Stories of Los Perdidos’ episodes that were released as DLC on Xbox. Each puts you in control of a different character from the main game and shows how they ended up where Nick, the main character, met them.
Each scenario’s around two hours long, and the packs also add weapons and vehicles that carry over into the main game. The Untold Stories cost $30 on Xbox One. Capcom haven’t said yet whether the other bits of Dead Rising 3 DLC will come to PC. This includes a pack of new skins and weapons and the far more interesting *deep breath* ‘Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α.’ The latter had an arcade tone and feel, drawing on many references to Capcom’s past games and generally taking the piss out of them.
Capcom have also shown the game running on a couple of different set ups, going into quite a lot of detail on the graphical options available in the PC version and what they do. There’s talk of modders being allowed to go hog-wild, so expect some cunning tweaks and wackier changes to come out of that community. The stream that used a higher-spec PC is below.
Embarrassing technical issues aside, that was much more in-depth discussion of options that we get from most PC-focused studios – though those perhaps have less to prove. The streams will continue on Twitch every Wednesday up until release on September 5th.