Capcom has released four new screenshots for the upcoming Dead Rising 3, alongside details of how the game’s online co-op mode will work.
The online co-op mode sees players taking on the zombie horde with a friend over Xbox LIVE with drop-in/drop-out included. Co-op players will assume the role of Dick, described as a “wise-cracking trucker who sees the main character Nick Ramos as his best chance of getting out of the overrun city of Los Perdidos” and plays a key role in the game’s story.
While in a friend’s game you’ll help them advance and contribute to your story progression and the experience points you earn will carry back into your own game too. Any mission you finish in a friend’s game will also show as complete in your game.
The publisher also revealed Super Combo Weapons, a new tier of Combo Weapons that “requires at least three components (and oftentimes multiple steps and blueprints) to craft, and features unique abilities that let you decimate crowds of zombies with devastating effect.”
Some examples of Super Combo Weapons include “the Ultimate Powershout, a deadly concussive horn made of traffic cones; the Ultimate Grim Reaper, a flaming scythe made of a katana sword, a scythe, a gas canister and a mask; and the Massive Bomb, a mini-nuke that obliterates every zombie in your vicinity – along with your clothes.”
The “ultra-powerful” Super Combo Weapons can be customised into different variants with unique abilities. For instance players can customise the Freedom Bear (a life-sized stuffed bear turret armed with twin machine guns) from Dead Rising 2 into eight different variants with modifications such as grenade launchers, a push cart and even a boombox lure to confuse zombies.
Dead Rising 3 will be coming exclusively to the Xbox One at launch this November.