Capcom denies “alienating” PS3 owners over Case: West 360 exclusivity

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 14:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Capcom has denied to Eurogamer it’s “alienating” PS3 owners who intend to buy Dead Rising 2 this week after announcing the game’s epilogue, Case: West, would be exclusive to Xbox 360 at TGS last week.

Case: West, a second mini-chapter outside of Dead Rising 2′s main story, was announced last week in Tokyo as a 360 exclusive.

Co-producer Shinsaku Ohara, however, said the release of Case: West was a present towards 360 owners for supporting the IP.

“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,” said Ohara.

“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.”

Developer Blue Castle Games added in the interview that the entire Dead Rising 2 story was designed to be complete without epilogue Case: West and already-released prologue Case: Zero.

“The game was completely designed to be a self-contained and enjoyable experience, beginning to end, regardless of the prologue and the epilogue,” said BC’s Rob Barrett.

Dead Rising 2 releases this Friday in the UK for 360, PC and PS3.

No date yet for Case: West.

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