From Capcom comes updated details on Dead Rising 2 which is getting ready to stomp a mud hole in game stores worldwide! Several years have passed since the Wilamette incident, and Dead Rising
2 shifts the action from the everyday world of mid-West America to the
glitz and glamour of Fortune City, America’s latest and greatest
entertainment playground. People flock to Fortune City from around the
globe to escape from reality and the chance to win big and for some,
this means competing in Terror is Reality.
Like millions of
Americans former national motocross champion, Chuck Greene, is gripped
by the TV sensation that is Terror is Reality. Hosted by the flamboyant
Tyrone King, Terror is Reality pits ordinary members of the public
against an arena full of zombies with a simple challenge – kill more
zombies than your opponents and stay alive with the winner collecting
big money and the chance to come back and secure even greater prizes.
So, what is it that has forced Chuck to come to Fortune City and risk
his life in the modern day gladiatorial contest, is he trying to
recapture the fame of his motocross days, does he have a reason to hate
zombies, or is it simply the lure of big money?
With hundreds of
zombies on screen at any one time, the original Dead Rising forced
gamers to take everyday objects they found in the Mall and use them as
weapons. But now, in Dead Rising 2 with thousands of zombies filling
every square inch of Fortune City, Chuck is going to need to be even
more resourceful and inventive. Cue combination weapons…
will be able to take two objects, a roll of tape and with a little
inventiveness create an advanced zombie-killing combo weapon – a piece
of wood and a lawnmower become Portamower, the handheld mower that cuts
zombies down to size in an instant, while a garden rake and car battery
combine to create an electrified zombie prod. Creating and using
combination weapons will not just result in novel ways to tackle Dead
Rising 2′s shuffling cast of thousands 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 in turn delivers its own benefits.
of the full game, Capcom will release original downloadable content
exclusively on Xbox Live with Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO. This prologue
which entirely consists of content not available in the full retail
release of Dead Rising 2 will introduce new protagonist Chuck Greene
and provide a link between the original game and the events that await
players in the gambling paradise of Fortune City.
Dead Rising 2
is being developed by Canadian developer Blue Castle Games in close
collaboration with Capcom. A number of members from the original Dead
Rising team will be working alongside Blue Castle Games throughout the
development process, including Capcom’s global head of research and
development, Keiji Inafune, who as the game’s Producer, is playing an
active role in the project.
Further details on Dead Rising 2 will be released in the coming months.