Dead Rising 3's leveling and crafting to be more flexible

Dead Rising 3 producer Mike Jones details some of the revisions to the upgrades and crafting system to make both more flexible toys with which to mow down zombies.

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Like any sequel, Dead Rising 3 certainly builds upon elements of its predecessors. Chief among them, new upgrade and crafting systems that are more flexible and eventually give you the ability to craft items without the right ingredients.

When protagonist Nick gets a level up, he'll be able to spend it on various character categories, rather than being funneled down a more linear path. Those categories include weapons, so if you upgrade enough you can bend the crafting rules a bit. For example, you could craft a flaming sword recipe without the proper ingredients, if you have enough pairs of scissors.

"Ultimately, you can combine anything with anything, anywhere," producer Mike Jones told OXM UK.

Jones also confirmed that like its predecessors, Dead Rising 3 will feature multiple endings, complete with an "Overtime" mode that lets you explore beyond the six day span of the regular story. If you make the right decisions, you can go past the standard ending and learn more of the truth behind the events of the game. "So it's not like choose-your-own-adventure crazy infinite endings, there's a finite amount, but they all [correspond to] meaningful story decisions that you make as you play through," Jones said.

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    September 6, 2013 1:05 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Dead Rising 3's leveling and crafting to be more flexible.

    Dead Rising 3 producer Mike Jones details some of the revisions to the upgrades and crafting system to make both more flexible toys with which to mow down zombies.

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      September 6, 2013 1:52 PM

      I'm hoping this is a timed exclusive, but somehow I feel it won't be.

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        September 6, 2013 2:20 PM

        As do I. Definitely not getting a bone just for this.

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          September 6, 2013 2:22 PM

          It's not a timed exclusive.

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            September 6, 2013 2:37 PM

            Is PC still not considered when regarding "exclusive" releases?

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              September 6, 2013 2:56 PM

              I've noticed this varies....and tends to take years......

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              September 6, 2013 5:03 PM

              For Microsoft, no. But I don't think DR3 is coming to PC.

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      September 6, 2013 3:07 PM

      Really looking forward to this one.