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|Case 1-1:A Dangerous Encounter
|Location||Security Room to Paradise Plaza|
|Expires||Day 1, September 19, 5:00pm|
|Dead Rising Cases|
Down to the WarehouseEdit
Enter the elevator, which is located in the right corner of the roof.
The elevator brings Frank down to the Warehouse.
Open the Cardboard BoxesEdit
As Frank travels through the warehouse, he can open the five cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes, which can be found in locations such as store storage, warehouse and construction areas, contain useful items, including food and weapons. Frank can open a cardboard box by either throwing the box at a solid object, such as a wall, or breaking it with a weapon. Garbage cans also contain useful items and are opened the same way.
To Paradise PlazaEdit
Walk down the corridor, following the arrow to Paradise Plaza.
Frank's first Case: A Dangerous EncounterEdit
Frank's first Case: A Dangerous Encounter
As Frank rounds the corner of the hallway to Paradise Plaza, Jessie McCarney surprises Frank and sprains her ankle. Jessie reluctantly agrees to give Frank her handgun to find Brad in the Food Court, who is in trouble. The Food Court is between Al Fresca Plaza and Wonderland Plaza and is accessed by traveling through Leisure Park.
Frank: Zombies huh? Had a feeling you'd show up...
Frank: Ohhh...oh God! It's you! Look, don't sneak up on me.
Jessie: Brad was attacked. I located him on the monitor. Oh!
Frank: It's probably just a sprain.
Jessie: I've gotta help Brad... Or he's done for.
Frank: Alright fine. Give me your gun. Come on. I'm the reason you just got hurt. Let me help.
Jessie: No! I can't let a civilian do that. That's against regulations.
Frank: Yeah, well, I don't think they had zombie-infested malls in mind when they wrote those regulations kid.
Jessie: Do you know how to use this?
Frank: Kinda. I've covered wars, you know?Frank: Look, after I'm through helping you... You and I are going to have a nice little chat.
Case 1-1 expiresEdit
- Case 1-1 is lost forever.
- On the pause menu screen, Frank cannot access the Case File.
- There is no "The Truth Has Vanished Into The Darkness" notice, Frank simply never gets a case.
- If Frank travels to the Food Court, it is full of zombies, and the Case 1-2: Backup for Brad cutscene never starts.
Cases are the series of events that lead Frank West to the truth behind the zombie outbreak in Willamette. When Frank finds out about a Case, the Case File Screen appears. The Case Panels inside the Case File Screen list important information, such as if the case is pending or engaged, if it's been solved, or if it's expired. You can access the Case File Screen at any time by pressing and then selecting "Case File" from the menu.
Entrance to Paradise PlazaEdit
After the Case 1-1 cutscene, Frank is in front of the exit door to Paradise Plaza. Change from the handgun Jessie gave Frank, to a melee weapon (such as the lead pipe, described above) and open the door.
Scoop Cues and Annoying OtisEdit
When janitor Otis Washington has important information on a Scoop, he uses the Transceiver he gave Frank to get in touch with him. A Scoop Cue is information detailing events and whereabouts of other Survivors. As with cases, Scoops are time based. A time gauge appears along the top right side of the screen when a Scoop is uncovered.
Otis can be cantankerous and doesn't take lightly to being interrupted when calling Frank. In order to hear him out, Frank has to refrain from using a weapon during a call. If Frank does cause on interruption, Otis typically rings him back a few moments later and beginnings all over again.
Cut From the Same Cloth ScoopEdit
Cut From the Same Cloth Scoop
At 2 pm Otis calls Frank on the transceiver to inform Frank of another photographer (Kent Swanson) inside the mall. Ken is located upstairs on the second floor of Paradise Plaza in or near Colombian Roastmasters (P202). This is Frank's first Scoop. It is suggested this scoop be completed before traveling to do Case 1-2: Backup for Brad.
Continue to the next article in the walk through, Cut From The Same Cloth.
There are several cases which are only cutscenes:
- Case 1-1: A Dangerous Encounter - Jessie also gives Frank a handgun.
- Case 2-1: Image In The Monitor
- Case 3-1: Professor's Past
- Case 4-1: Another Source
- Case 5-1: A Promise To Isabela
- Case 6-1: Santa Cabeza
- Case 7-1: The Last Resort
- Case 8-1: Jamming Device