Capcom today confirmed that Dead Rising 2, the sequel to Dead Rising, will be released on August 31st for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Capcom also announced that Xbox 360 gamers will get an exclusive taste of Dead Rising 2’s gameplay with the release of its downloadable prologue, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Available as downloadable content only on Xbox Live shortly before the release of the full game, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero will introduce main protagonist and former motocross champion Chuck Greene and provide a link between the original game and the events that await players in the gambling paradise of Fortune City. Further details including release date and pricing will be announced soon.
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero was formally announced at Microsoft’s global media event, X10, which took place earlier today, in San Francisco. Attending media were able to experience the latest demo of Dead Rising 2. In addition to giving media the opportunity to explore the zombie infested casino, stores and other attractions on Fortune City’s North Strip, this demo also introduced a brand new feature – the ability for players to create improvised weapons by combining two items.
The Dead Rising series is renowned for letting players pick up and use everyday items to defend themselves against the zombie masses but Dead Rising 2 adds a new twist with combination weapons. Take two objects, add a roll of tape plus the inventiveness and skilled hands of Chuck Greene and an innocent water gun and a can of gasoline become a deadly flamethrower, while a garden rake and car battery combine to create an electrified zombie prod. Using combination weapons to fend off hordes of the undead in fun and grotesque ways is only just the beginning as the more combo weapons a player uses, the more Prestige Points (PPs) they will rack up. Earn enough PPs and Chuck levels up which will helps him along the way.