He’s covered wars, he’s covered the Willamette zombie attack, and covered why there are pictures of him in a dress, Frank West is back in a re-imagining of the events of Fortune City, with new missions, new weaponry and a new camera. Was this a good idea, or shameless cash-grabbing by Capcom?
Dead Rising’s news reporter, Frank West, made a little bit of a splash in North America, and Capcom recognizes that. So far, we have seen Frank West in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and he will be appearing in the upcoming Lost Planet 2. But, it seems like we will be seeing a lot more of him then we are currently seeing.
“For better or for worse, (Capcom of) Japan has understood that ‘the West’ likes Frank,” said Capcom’s Seth Killian on Destructoid’s Bit Transmission podcast. “So maybe that’s why he’s called Frank West? I don’t know… Rightly or wrongly (Capcom of) Japan is convinced that Joe Six pack here in America love God damn Frank West. He will be making appearances in as many games as they can get him into.”
Probably the most likely title he will be included in is Marvel vs. Capcom 3. But, we will have to wait and see where else he shows up.