Dead Rising 4 ended on a cliffhanger and the real ending is locked behind a paywall. You have to purchase the Frank Rising expansion to continue the famed photojournalist’s adventure. While this may be a questionable business practice from Capcom, the company still revealed the release date for the add-on.
In Frank Rising, Frank West has become the newest member of Willamette’s horde and it’s up to him to find a cure. The content is releasing on April 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10. According to the Microsoft Store, Frank Rising explores what happens to Frank after an all-new outbreak in Willamette. Frank is infected and wanders the city beaten, bloody and driven only by a need to feast. When a former ally discovers him, he is written off as incurable. Luckily, he’ll find help from an unlikely resource. As Frank begins to recover, he’ll need to race to find a permanent cure while developing all-new abilities and strength. Unfortunately he can no longer eat food to stay alive and must feast on others to survive. As he is trying to save himself, Frank learns that several survivors he cares about are trapped in the city with him and he must rescue them–and himself–before the government wipes the city off the map.
Frank Rising is included as part of the Dead Rising 4: Season Pass. Players can also get the pack as a standalone purchase for $10. If you haven’t purchased Dead Rising 4, you can purchase the deluxe edition which comes with the season pass.
Aside from Frank Rising, Capcom also revealed that another expansion called Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf is in the works. If you’re bored of wandering around the city, you can destroy some zombies on the course. No release date was announced but the content will also be priced at $10.
Dead Rising 4 is a great experience and it’s encouraging to see it being supported this well with quirky content. However, Frank Rising should’ve been part of the base game to begin with because it holds the true ending to the story. If you loved Dead Rising 4, be sure to check out the expansions.