(Not so) FANTASTIC!
Microsoft has announced through Xbox Wire that Dead Rising 4 will be receiving a season pass. This all encompassing DLC pass will be included in the Digital Deluxe edition of the game and will feature two major add-ons along with some cosmetic items and weapons. The joy can be felt around the world (in the morgue).
For one small purchase of $19.99 USD (available to buy at Dead Rising 4‘s launch) or $79.99 USD for the “deluxe” bundle (currently up for pre-order), players will be given access to the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf and Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising. Details for each are as follows:
- Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack: Frank West is home for the holidays and he’s got a naughty list the size of Willamette, Colorado. Tear up the streets with festive weapons, zombies, vehicles, costumes and more.
- Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf: You’ve mastered the outbreak – now it’s time to master the green, with eighteen holes of pure wanton destruction you can play with up to three friends online. Flip zombies the birdie where bloodthirsty, over the top zombie mayhem is par for the course. The world of Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf is extreme and the fairways are the town of Willamette, Colorado, including the iconic Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall. Use Frank West’s favorite weapons as your set of golf clubs. With an oversized golf ball, drive down the fairways, reaching for the green to nail the perfect putt. Watch your score as you do not want to bogey in this zombie filled eighteen-hole golf course. Mini golf is made crazier with the zombie horde as obstructions and hazards. Dead Rising Fore!
- Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising: In this DLC, Frank West is freshly infected and needs to find a cure before he becomes a zombie and is lost forever. While searching for a cure, Frank discovers that everything is not the same as it was; zombies are getting smarter, people cannot be trusted and paramilitary forces are plotting to wipe out Willamette. Frank has a limited time before he reverts to the full zombie state and the city is wiped out. Frank will have to get to the truth first… or die trying.
Honestly, the mini golf add-on sounds really funny, but the others are just sad. The last one sounds like the original game and the first is just lame. How does this all justify $25? I suppose you can save $5 by getting the deluxe bundle, but even then…
For anyone who actually wants to get this season pass, the game will be releasing (with the pass) on December 6 in the US for Xbox One and Windows 10 (with a cross-buy purchase). Japanese gamers will have to wait until December 8, but they probably won’t bother until this eventually makes its way to PS4.