Dead Rising 2 will be coming out on August 31st for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero will be released as downloadable content before the actual games release. Case Zero will bridge the gap between the 1st and 2nd game, set two years after the Willamette incident and three before the Dead Rising 2.
Dead Rising 2 will offer very unique weapon combinations to make weapons like you’ve never seen before. The game will also offer 2 player co-op so you can have fun with a friend roaming around and killing zombies with a whole bunch of crazy weapons. Dead Rising 2 will see the player take on the role of former Motocross champion Chuck Greene, who has come to Fortune City, America’s newest gambling paradise, to compete in “Terror is Reality,” a gruesome game show that dares contestants to survive zombie-filled environments for the delight of TV audiences around the globe. Chuck’s motivation for taking part and risking life and limb is his daughter Katey who has been bitten by a zombie. She requires a daily dose of Zombrex to prevent her from turning into a zombie. There’s no denying that Zombrex works, but since its the only drug of its kind on the market, its price is high. During his time in Fortune City a zombie outbreak occurs and Chuck must survive the onslaught of the undead for 72 hours. Pitted against two fearsome threats – tens of thousands of zombies and the constant countdown of the clock – while potentially rescuing other survivors of the zombie apocalypse, players must also unravel the greater conspiracy behind the outbreak and as importantly find the Zombrex necessary to stop Katey from joining the ever growing zombie horde. Players will shoot, stab, carve and drive their way through enemies in order to beat the clock and survive 72hours in the darkly comedic, no holds-barred confines of Fortune City.
*Thousands of Zombies On Screen: The undead are everywhere creating a dynamic and challenging zombie-killing experience for the player as weapons will be created to kill massive amounts of zombies at one time!
*New Storyline and Characters: A new protagonist, Chuck Greene, is just the beginning in a long list of new characters, new survivors and new more vicious psychos that will be introduced to fans in the new world of Dead Rising
*2-Player Co-Op: Co-op play is introduced to the Dead Rising universe for the first time as players can invite their friends to partner up with them at any time to take on the zombie massacre- tag-team style! Play with a friend and have even more fun as you lure zombies in using strategic items like a toy helicopter or a firecracker. Once the zombies have gathered, your friend can rain bullets from above or shoot at a strategically-placed gas tank to create a deadly explosion that will take out masses of the enemy. Killing zombies with a friend is always more fun!
*Terror is Reality: Allows 4 players to compete in a gladiator type show that pits zombies against a group of players in the ultimate Vs. multiplayer blood bath
*Combo Weapons; Players can combine two everyday items using duct tape to create the ultimate zombie killing creations such as the Portamower and Paddlesaw. Unlocking combo cards along the way will give players the advantage as the helpful cards will show you what items are best for combining . The more zombies you destroy using your creative combo’s, the more Prestige Points you can earn which levels up Chuck along the way.
*Prologue: Compelling new content that will be released ahead of the game launch, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero will give fans a taste of the experience while introducing you to the new characters and story that will unfold in Dead Rising 2