When Dead Rising 3 was first unveiled with a hard-hitting trailer, many instantly assumed the off-the-wall humour and over-the-top antics were buried beneath a more structured, serious narrative.
But those fears were quickly allayed when we discovered the chicken helmets, suits of armour and Blanka costumes. Clearly, the bat-s*** zombie slayer was still alive and well under Nick Ramos’s watchful eye.
Still, Capcom have taken the right steps forward in creating a world with narrative depth. Compared to the days of running around a shopping mall with a cricket bat, Dead Rising has grown up a lot during the switch between generations and that’s especially clear with the introduction of its DLC, The Untold Stories of Los Perdidos.