Tougher new difficulty modes are coming to Dead Rising 4 [official site] next week, Capcom have announced. Low difficulty undercutting purpose and tension was one of Adam's big complaints in his review of the open-world zombiekiller -- but not his only complaint -- so this sounds a promising addition. Over on the wackier side of whacking walking corpses, Monday's update will also bring five Street Fighter outfits for Frank. I must say, I am surprised by how perky his buttocks look in that ↑ Cammy costume.
"Frank will need to be a lot more careful and aware of his surroundings when trying to survive on a higher difficulty," Capcom say of the two new difficulty settings. "Enemies do more damage; Frank's weapons break faster and food restores less health than before. Keep your eyes peeled, watch your back, and don't forget to scrounge for every weapon – you are going to need them."
Hmm. Breaky weapons and empty tummies won't mean tedium rather than challenge, will they? I suppose we'll see. Hopefully these do work out, as Adam wasn't super keen on how quickly the game became simply mindless slaughter. He wrote:
"A decent enough lost weekend. But I don't think I'll be coming back afterwards. I don't have purpose – or, rather, my purpose has repeatedly been 'kill everything with everything' and there's only so many times that can retain its pull. Even finding new weapon crafting blueprints largely seems pointless after you've got a handful in the bank, as you've seen the outside margins of lethal potential so very early on and understand that new kill-tools won't really achieve anything new."
The two new difficulty settings and five outfits (Zangief, Guile, Cammy, M. Bison, and... I do not know) will arrive free with Monday's update. Capcom say this will also fix "several bugs we've been tracking since launch". I know some folks suffered a fair few crashes at launch - how's it been since then, gang?
Oh! And Dead Rising 4 is getting a German release on Tuesday, January 31st. Capcom say this is the first time a Dead Rising game is officially released in Germany. Couldn't say no to Cammy, could you Germany?