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Dead Rising 3 update available, DLC tomorrow

Capcom Vancouver has announced improvements to Dead Rising 3’s controls, campaign and co-op gameplay ahead of the release of their first of four DLC episodes. Available today, the update fixes a host of issues including SmartGlass functionality, user interface, stability and performance and single and co-op gameplay. What’s more, they’ve added an impulse trigger feature that lets you know when you’re running low on ammo. You can check out a full list of updates over on Xbox.com including an indepth Q&A with Executive Producer Josh Bridge. Want to know more about the DLC?

Launching tomorrow, ‘Operation Broken Eagle’ is the first episode in the “Untold Stories of Los Perdidos” DLC series. This single-player episode puts you in control of Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane on a mission that challenges everything he believes and sets him out to capture the missing President of the United States. ‘Operation Broken Eagle’ will cost $9.99 (USD) and features a new mission, five new weapons, one new combo weapon, one new vehicle, a new clothing outfit, plus additional Gamerscore and the ability to carry experience points back to “Dead Rising 3.”

We had a lot of fun with Dead Rising 3, and with more to play, create, and kill, we’re looking forward to more reasons to revisit Los Perditos. If you’re in for the whole thing, the season pass will get you all four planned DLC episodes with a cost of 29.99 USD.

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