Welcome to the Family
Dead rising Welcome to the Family 2
Location Shanks
Start Time 11AM, September 25th
End Time 7PM, September 25th
Survivor(s) Jack Ellis
Kenneth Walsh
PP 8,000 (Join, Each)
16,000 (Escort, Each)
"I can see two guys in Shank's knife shop at the Palisades Mall. Better hurry, I don't know how long they can hold out."
Stacey Forsythe

Welcome to the Family is a mission in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record involving a man and his new father-in-law who were caught up in the outbreak during their bonding vacation. The two men can be found fighting off the zombies in Shanks.


A larger man, Jack Ellis, can be found cowering in the knife store Shanks, wearing a knight's helmet attempting to protect himself from bites, while his father-in-law, Kenneth Walsh is bravely fighting off invading zombies with a knife. Chuck/Frank enters the store to find Jack wailing and springs into action to defeat the zombies. After the threat has been removed, he gets the pair to accompany him to the Safe House.

Mission DialogueEdit

Dialogue of the mission in the Off the Record game files. All text may not be actually used in the final game.


  • Kenneth's daughter and Jack's wife's name is Kazmina. She is never seen in the game.
  • When Kenneth and Jack are recruited in Off the Record, Frank may quip "That is a sweet hat", "Where can I get a hat like that?" or "Hey, nice hat".


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