Dead Rising 3 demo available now, first DLC out Christmas Eve

If you're not dead set on Dead Rising 3, don't dead fret: There's a new demo on the Xbox Games Store with your name on it. Hop to the New Game Demos section to check it out. Also, publisher Microsoft revealed details on the game's first piece of story DLC, "Operation Eagle." A Microsoft spokesperson told Joystiq the DLC will be available on December 24.

First, the demo: It restricts you to a 20-minute sojourn at Los Perdidos, but if you want another go by the end of it, you can. Each Gamertag can take the demo for a spin two times, but no more than that.

As for Operation Eagle, as the name suggests there's a Federal air to the storyline: The President of the United States is missing, and your mission as Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane is to find her - or, as Microsoft's press release puts it, "capture" her. Sounds a bit like an undead version of 24 - or as it's otherwise known, Live Another Day.

The Operation Eagle mission features five new weapons, a new combo weapon, a new vehicle, and of course some new rags to wear. It's the first of four major pieces of DLC announced for Dead Rising 3, all available via the $30 season pass. If you just want in for Operation Eagle, its standalone tag is $10.
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Capcom Vancouver Reveals the First "Dead Rising 3" DLC Episode and Free Demo
Experience the thrill of the zombie apocalypse like you've never seen it before

Today, Capcom Vancouver unveiled Operation Eagle, the first "Dead Rising 3" DLC installment to the Untold Stories of Los Perdidos. This 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 Eagle 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."

For those who are looking to experience the thrill of the zombie apocalypse for the first time, Capcom Vancouver also revealed a free interactive "Dead Rising 3" demo to taste the action. Explore the zombie-infested district of Ingleton within Los Perdidos for weapon blueprints, and combo weapons and vehicles to help you kill as many zombies as you can! The 20-minute timed sandbox can be experienced up to two times per gamertag.

About "Dead Rising 3"
Developed exclusively for Xbox One, "Dead Rising 3" is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, "Dead Rising 3" delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you fight for survival in a massive open world teeming with thousands of undead.

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™ and Devil May Cry™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.