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Dead Rising 2: Case Zero infects Xbox Live August 31

$5 segue sequel between original Dead Rising and its upcoming follow-up due out exclusively on Microsoft's network next month.


Zombies eat the brains of humans, but Capcom will bring the foaming-at-the-mouth undead to gamers' living rooms this August with Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. The publisher today announced that the game will hit the Xbox 360 exclusively on August 31 bearing a $5 (400 MS points) price tag.

Chuck Greene will kill you, if you're a zombie.
Chuck Greene will kill you, if you're a zombie.

Case Zero is a prequel to Dead Rising 2 and is set two years after the original game and three years before the events in the sequel. The title will give players a first feel for the game's new yellow-jacketed protagonist, Chuck Greene, as well as a taste of what's to come in the game's deep gore department. Specifically, the title takes place in a desert city infested with zombies that Chuck arrives at prior to reaching the full game's metropolis, Fortune City.

Additionally, players who buy Case Zero can transfer various character attributes attained in the prologue like their level (up to 5), prestige points (earned by killing enemies in unique ways), and other earned downloadable content.

Dead Rising 2 was recently delayed from August 31 to September 28 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

For more on the downloadable game, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview with Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. And for the latest on the full sequel, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.

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