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.