Dead Rising 4 was announced today on the Microsoft E3 stage, and looks set to bring back the original title's action photographer, Frank West, when it releases on the Xbox One and Windows 10 during Q4, 2016.
Touting a very festive chime, the trailer opens to Frank leisurely resting his barbed-wire baseball bat and taking a seat to browse his latest selfies, only to announce that he is, indeed back. We are then treated to a montage of Frank beating, blowing up, mowing down, burning to a crisp and basically laying waste to swarms of squishy zombies with all manner of weapons and vehicles, while wearing a number of interesting outfits, before sending us off with a beautiful Xmas tree full of decorated zombies being set ablaze in a ball of fire.
According to a post of the Capcom website, Frank is back in the town of the original Dead Rising, and looks to be uncovering the truth behind the outbreak:
Frank is back in Willamette, Colorado sixteen years after the events of the original Dead Rising. A mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with deadly predators and Frank soon realizes that what’s dead doesn’t always stay that way.
As Frank seeks to uncover the truth behind the outbreak, he will face new undead enemies, including the Fresh – newly zombified victims that will turn in front of his eyes and exhibit superior speed and ferocity, and the Evo – zombies with superior strength and mobility that mimic the behavior of predatory hunting animals.
The article goes on to say that developer Capcom Vancouver will also be "bringing fans a new approach to multiplayer," allowing players to group with up to four friends to complete missions, and conquer the zombie infested Willamette Memorial Megaplex, or simply quick match and join a game in progress with players around the world.
Dead Rising 4 is releasing to Xbox One and Windows 10 this holiday, with Capcom promising more details releasing over the coming months. No word as of yet as to whether or not Dead Rising 4 will be a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative.