It's the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado and a mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Amidst the chaos, photojournalist Frank West returns 16 years after the events of Dead Rising. An ordinary guy that finds himself in extraordinary situations, Frank seeks to uncover the truth behind a government conspiracy responsible for the outbreak. But a clandestine military operation, a former student gone rogue, and a cunning new breed of zombie are all after the same evidence. Frank will have to get to the truth first... or die trying.