Capcom have recently confirmed that Dead Rising: Case Zero is to come to Xbox LIVE exclusively on August 31st at 400 Microsoft Points.
Case Zero is set 3 years before the events of Dead Rising 2 and 3 years after Dead Rising. This will introduce the main protagonist, Chuck Greene, and you will be able to use his 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, Capcom’s 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.”
Dead Rising 2 is set to release on September 28th in North America, September 30th in Japan and October 1st in Europe and Australia.