NEWS - Thursday, July 22, 2010
DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO COMING THIS AUGUST
It will cost 400mp.A unique and stand alone piece of content, Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO acts as a prologue, introducing players to the main protagonist, Chuck Greene and provides a glimpse of the action to come when Dead Rising 2 releases in North America on September 28th, Japan on September 30th and throughout European and Australian territories on October 1st.
Set two years after the Willamette incident chronicled in the original Dead Rising and three years before the start of Dead Rising 2, Chuck along with his young infected daughter, Katey, find themselves trapped in the zombie infested desert town of Still Creek. Its up to Chuck to find a way out of town, and locate the Zombrex Katey must take to prevent her from joining the ranks of the undead.
Just like in the full game, players in Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO will use Chucks handyman skills and a roll of duct tape to combine two items to create powerful combo weapons. Not only do combo weapons make killing zombie sprees more fun but they also have the added benefit of earning Chuck additional ‘Prestige Points which in turn result in quicker levelling up.
Players who download Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO and then go on to buy Dead Rising 2 will be able to carry over character attributes earned such as ‘Player Level, to a maximum of five, ‘Prestige Points alongside skills, ‘Combo Cards and a number of alternate outfits.
"With Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO we had two goals: provide newcomers with an easy point of entry to the Dead Rising universe, and give fans of the series an insight into what took place after Frank West survived the outbreak at the Willamette Mall," said Keiji Inafune, Capcoms Head of R&D Management Group and Executive Producer for Dead Rising 2. "We have certainly achieved both of these ambitions but I am equally pleased that we are able to give gamers so much unique and entertaining content at such a great price."