The date is official, Dead Rising 2
coming September 28 out NOW. Case Zero launched on the XBox 360. A movie, Zombrex Dead Rising Sun, will be episodically released on XBox 360 and later on the PC, and possibly packed into one of the special editions. A movie which could be delightfully bad, or horribly worse, judging by the trailer, I reserve judgment.
Capcom has recruited Playboy magazine for some in-game cross-over type stuff:
Add to that some silly looking age-gated press photos:
Not to mention the little Amazon bar on the left column of Gamers With Jobs for you to pre-order Dead Rising 2, and even with the new improved Zombrex edition:
... you'd think Capcom has put some serious faith into this game?
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.
. It's a fair bet to say that I have an un-dead chub for this game.
I searched for a catch-all, but all I found was the Down with the Sickness thread and the other Dead Rising (1) thread. Feel free to cough some zombified phlegm at me for this one.