13GB Dead Rising 3 patch paves the way for tomorrow's DLC

A new title update available for Dead Rising 3 readies the game for the debut of its first DLC story content, while also improving a number of minor issues.

"The update introduces a host of improvements to single-player and co-op gameplay, including a variety of performance and stability upgrades, and fixes for issues related to achievements, UI updates, SmartGlass and more," states Capcom's official description. Executive producer Josh Bridge notes the patch alters the way items cluster together on the ground, making it more easy for players to accurately rifle through piles. The patch also improves how the game's PP bonuses are unlocked. It should now be less likely that Dead Rising 3 will simply not credit your achievements.

The patch's biggest change is the addition of an impulse trigger warning whenever your gun is running low on ammo. Once your bullets start to dwindle, the right trigger will begin to vibrate, notifying your hand that you'll need to stop spraying lead soon.

Capcom suggests that Dead Rising 3 players download this update prior to installing tomorrow's DLC mission, Operation Broken Eagle. If you plan to heed this advice, know that it weighs in at about 13GB of data. That may seem like a massive amount of space for so few gameplay alterations, but as Xbox Wire reveals, the majority of that 13GB is occupied by "[c]
ontent for DLC episodes 3 and 4."
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"Dead Rising 3" Title Update Releases Today in Advance of 'Operation Broken Eagle' DLC Launch
Improvements to campaign and co-op gameplay as well as new impulse trigger functionality pave the way for tomorrow's launch of the first "Dead Rising 3" DLC Episode

Capcom Vancouver released a new title update today for "Dead Rising 3" in advance of tomorrow's launch of the game's first DLC episode, 'Operation Broken Eagle.' The update introduces a host of improvements to single-player and co-op gameplay, including a variety of performance and stability upgrades, and fixes for issues related to achievements, UI updates, SmartGlass and more. Additionally, it adds a new impulse trigger feature that notifies players when they are running low on ammo.

Players eager to jump straight into the DLC Episode tomorrow are encouraged to download and install the title update today. For a full list of title update fixes and an in-depth Q&A with "Dead Rising 3" Executive Producer Josh Bridge, visit: http://news.xbox.com/2014/01/games-diving-deep-into-the-add-on-content-of-dead-rising-3

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."

Since the game launched last November, "Dead Rising 3" players have killed more than 16 billion zombies – more than twice the world population of people – and have logged more than 14 million hours of gameplay. With stats like these, it should be no surprise that "Dead Rising 3" is now the third best-selling Xbox One title and the fifth best-selling title across next-generation platforms.

Zombie-hungry fans looking for a way to play even more "Dead Rising 3" can obtain the "Dead Rising 3" Season Pass, which includes 'Operation Broken Eagle' and the three additional upcoming content packs for $29.99 (USD) – a 25% discount compared to purchasing them individually. Each episode will feature new gameplay, playable characters, missions, weapons, and more.

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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.