Today, Capcom Vancouver’s Dead Rising 4: Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack launches onto Xbox One for $4.99 USD, or for free for Dead Rising 4 Season Pass/Deluxe Edition holders. According to the developer, the content will come to PC sometime in early 2017.
In the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank West is back home for the holidays and “he’s got a naughty list the size of Willamette.” Zombies are decorated for the holidays, dressed up as things like elves, gingerbread men, reindeer, and snowmen, and you have to slaughter them all. Even the cute gingerbread ones. Additionally, the DLC comes with a new arsenal of holiday themed weapons. Such weapons include the “Candy Pain,” which is a baseball bat outfitted with barbed wire and Christmas lights.
In the DLC you can also adorn Frank West with a Santa Suit, and drive around in a new vehicle called “Santa’s Little Melter,” which is a motorcycle with a reindeer head strapped on the front of it that shoots lasers. Because, why not?
But most importantly, the game’s selfie camera now has a holiday-themed border option so you take festive selfies with zombie snowmen. This is actually the most exciting feature of this DLC for me.
Capcom Vancouver and Microsoft also announced today that two new difficulty settings for Story Mode are coming in early 2017. Details about the new difficulty settings will be shared sometime after the holidays, but we do know as of right now that enemies will do more damage, Frank’s weapons will break faster, and food will restore less health than before.
As mentioned above, the DLC can be purchased on its own for $5, or can be acquired by purchasing the game’s season pass for $20. As of right now, two more expansions for the game are expected in early 2017: Frank Rising and Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf.
A new trailer to accompany the DLC’s launch onto Xbox One today was released, you can check it out below: