Capcom has denied that the Japanese giant is “alienating” PlayStation 3 owners following the announcement of exclusive downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Dead Rising 2.
The publisher announced during its Tokyo Game Show press event last week that it would be bringing the mini-chapter Case: West exclusively to the 360, which pairs Dead Rising 2 protagonist Chuck Greene with original zombie killer Frank West.
However, co-producer Shinsaku Ohara insists that this isn’t a case of giving PS3 owners the short end of the stick; rather, it’s Capcom’s way of thanking gamers who purchased and subsequently facilitated the success of the original Dead Rising on Microsoft’s console four years ago.
“I think [Keiji] Inafune said that we’re sorry that it seems like you’re getting a little bit less of the Dead Rising 2 universe, but you’ll still be able to enjoy the full game,” Ohara told Eurogamer.
“You’ll just miss a little bit of extra. We haven’t completely alienated PS3 gamers because Dead Rising 2 is a standalone boxed product.”
“At the beginning we didn’t know that this new IP would be a success, but the fans on the console really assisted in making it into one.”
“So it’s like a present, something that we gave back to the original Dead Rising fans.”
Furthermore, Blue Castle Games’ Rob Barrett was quick to note that the story for the zombie sequel was designed to be complete without the addition of the recently released prologue Case: Zero and epilogue Case: West.
“The game was completely designed to be a self-contained and enjoyable experience, beginning to end, regardless of the prologue and the epilogue,” commented Barrett.