Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO was announced recently at Microsoft’s global media event, X10 in San Francisco. What exactly is Dead Rising 2 Case Zero? It’s going to be a demo exclusive to Xbox 360. It will introduce the new Dead Rising 2 main character Chuck Greene. It will also bridge the gap between the events of the 1st game, and lead into the actual second game.
The demo will give players a chance to explore a bit for Fortune City, and some of the wonderful zombie killing features it has to offer. You will also get to try out Dead Rising 2’s new weapon combining feature. Where you can take something like a water gun and can of gasoline and make a flamethrower. You also rack up PPs (Presitge Points) and those will level Chuck up aiding in your gameplay. Past the break for screens and game info. 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…
Players 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.