Dead Rising 2 infects stores August 31

Capcom's latest zombie game gets dated, Microsoft nets exclusive downloadable content pack bridging the original Dead Rising with its sequel.

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One year ago this week, Capcom confirmed months of rumors that it was making a sequel to the Xbox 360-exclusive action game Dead Rising. Today, the publisher finally dated the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC project, revealing that it will arrive in North America on August 31. Japanese gamers will get to take on the undead again September 2, and Europeans can pick it up September 3.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a steak knife.

While Microsoft lost the original game's system exclusivity, it may find consolation in a Dead Rising bonus just for 360 gamers. Capcom has announced that the game will have Xbox 360-specific downloadable content in the form of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. Set for release shortly before the full game, Case Zero serves as a bridge between the first Dead Rising and its sequel, introducing players to the new protagonist and setting as well as explaining its link to the original. Pricing for Case Zero has yet to be announced.

Japanese Xbox 360 owners will also be able to download the upcoming live-action film based on the series, Dead Rising: Zombrex. With original Dead Rising game director Keiji Inafune at the helm, Zombrex follows two brothers in Japan attempting to escape a quarantined area rotten with zombies. Capcom has yet to confirm any plans to make the film available in North America.

For more on Dead Rising, check out GameSpot's original review, and check back for hands-on impressions of the sequel straight from Microsoft's X10 press event.

Discussion

51 comments
richioso
richioso

On topic tho will deffo be checkin this out and those boxing glove knifes look sweet as a nut.

richioso
richioso

So why is there a video review for L4D2 DLC on this story?

wars45
wars45

itsonline count me in

Patimo1
Patimo1

I love the look of this game, can't wait to get this on PS3 and at last we have a release date!

zMd113
zMd113

can't wait to put this in my PS3!

shentonio
shentonio

Sweet, can't wait for this! Did I hear correctly that this will have online multiplayer? If so that would seal the deal for me!! : )

secretgamer666
secretgamer666

im glad they decided to make the sequel, it should be and seems to be much better than the first

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Well that sucks, my vacation will be over just around then.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

It's so weird. I woke up today saying to myself "Self. I would love to do me some zambie (sic) killin' three days after my birthday". And what do you know? I'm such a lucky guy.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Enjoyed the original, even though i never finished it, but I'm now more interested in case Zero. I say this because as "fun" as the game looks, there has been no real news on the story other than "who cares about the story with a game this much fun." Franks story wasn't epic, but it pulled you in.

Zergod
Zergod

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slightlyrob
slightlyrob

SO psyched for this!! Got the original when I got my xbox over 2 years ago, and I still play it regularly. Flawed, sure, but original and most importantly, a ton of fun!

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I sure do hope they fixed that save game issue from the first game. Totally killed the fun for everyone I know.

payne6705
payne6705

deff a buy but why the last day in August? college starts up around there so I can't play it wahh

RedWave247
RedWave247

Booyah! I thought it'd be much later but Aug. 31? I'm down for that.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I will mark that on my calender

CTR360
CTR360

thanks capcom i buy the 360 version

jagfan44
jagfan44

Dead Rising 2!!! I've known about this game and its 8-31-2010 release date for a while but I'm still soo excited to play this. The first dead rising was awesome so this is an opening day buy for me. We'll just have to wait half a year until this gets released.

risingsunbronco
risingsunbronco

Just like everyone else here: good concept of a game, horrible saving system. We'll see what happens with this one.

Trogeton
Trogeton

MAN I have been waiting a while for a sequel to come out for dead rising and now a release date YEAH

tatu2004
tatu2004

sweet about time this game got a date..

Expo_Smacko
Expo_Smacko

@MrHatnClogs I agree with you, but the saving system bothered me the most.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

@Expo_Smacko I'm more concerned about the retarded AI, I will not go through escort missions again, getting shot by my own people, having friendlies get stuck on the stupidest objects, friendlies cannot defend themselves no matter what good weapons you give them and you have to keep rescuing them from mobs of zombies hearing "FRAAAAAAANK!" or HELP! HELP ME PLEASE!!!" over and over and over again XO

Expo_Smacko
Expo_Smacko

Nice, but please have a better saving system. :P

Expo_Smacko
Expo_Smacko

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racing1750
racing1750

So many games, so little cash :( still can't wait for DR2.

sonynhater
sonynhater

i cant wait for this game. its going to be so sweet, i loved the first one.

Niko-
Niko-

I can't wait sucks though I still have to complete the original.

mattg90520
mattg90520

along with alan wake, im glad some great games are releasing later in the year. with both bioshock 2 and mass effect 2 (both of which ive yet to start, me2 prob. two playthroughs right away), ill be plenty satisfied until alan wake in may

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

I dont give \Xbox can have there DLC I just cant wait to get my hands on this for PS3!

solidniko
solidniko

glad that its on ps3 cuz i played the first on 360 and i broke, then i bought a ps3 so i can play dead rising 2 hope case zero will come 2 ps3 later

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

So Long Away!...and I bet that Case Zero will be released for PS3 later, so no worries ;-D

Oo_NI_CHAOS_oO
Oo_NI_CHAOS_oO

ah september why not NOW!!! btw will a demo be avalible ?

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

The first DR was fun especially running around putting masks on the zombies, and trying on new cloths, looking forward to this game.

DonBaser
DonBaser

September is always a good month for gamers (Y)

Trogeton
Trogeton

WOW sweet that was fast.. I have time to get ready..lol

valuum
valuum

Seriously though, really, REALLY looking forward to this. It's been so long since DR came out. I just hope that they didn't do to DR2 what Neversoft did to THUG 2...

Furanko_Kun
Furanko_Kun

Damn Capcom's dishing out a lot this year :D

Oniresurrect
Oniresurrect

Woo my first and maybe only Xbox preorder will happen with this game XD

valuum
valuum

OMG thats my Birthday !!!!!1!!11 :D