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Background

Several years have passed since the Wilamette incident, and while Frank West was able to save America from a zombie apocalypse, the cause of zombification was not completely contained. This led to continued zombie outbreaks throughout the United States.

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.

The game sees the introduction of former national Motocross champion, Chuck Greene, as the main protagonist. Before he hit the big time with a team and sponsorship behind him Chuck was forced to repair his own bikes, leaving him incredibly resourceful; a real handyman. A single father, Chuck dotes on his daughter Katey who, since the loss of her mother, he will do anything for.

Dead Rising 2 is being developed by Canadian developer Blue Castle Games in close collaboration with Capcom. A number of members from the original Dead Rising team will be working alongside Blue Castle Games throughout the development process, including Capcom’s global head of research and development, Keiji Inafune, who as the game’s Producer, will play an active role in the project.

Gameplay

With hundreds of zombies on screen at any one time, the original Dead Rising forced gamers to turn the everyday objects they found in the Mall into improvised weapons capable of fending off attacks. Dead Rising 2 promises to increase the carnage with even more zombies intent on feasting on human flesh and countless new objects with which Chuck can make the undead dead. http://deadrising-2.com/us
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A surprise retail listing popped up for a something named Capcom Essentials for the PlayStation... posted Jul 30, 13 8:25am

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Capcom Vancouver, the studio behind Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, has trimmed its workforce by seven percent... posted Jul 18, 12 4:11pm

Was not as good as I had hoped. The biggest problem was the time limits. DeadRising2 PC

Capcom reveals the full-year results for its 2011 fiscal year, and what a difference 12 months make.  The... posted May 06, 11 11:42am

Learning curve is really high. Low levels are painful, but gets much easier at higher levels. Cotinued play let it grow on me. DeadRising2 PC

When companies see a good thing -- that which brings in lots of money -- they tend to stick with it.  Such is the... posted Nov 15, 10 7:48pm

Halo: Reach is a bona fide success on Xbox Live, easily smashing series records for total number of players... posted Oct 15, 10 6:16pm

awesome but short unless you go for 100% competion DeadRising2 PS3
Shit compared to the first one. WHY ALL THE TIME LIMITS?! DeadRising2 PS3

Chuck Greene faces a dire situation in Dead Rising 2 but when you've got use anything to keep yourself alive,... posted Sep 23, 10 1:17am

Capcom earlier this week confirmed its acquisition of Dead Rising 2 developer Blue Castle Games.  They must have... posted Sep 16, 10 7:11pm

Another busy week and another belated report. :)

Upcoming reviews: Atelier Rorona, Phantasy Star Portable 2, F1 2010, Etrian Odyssey 3, Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2 (hopefully), Civilization V (hopefully), Blade Kitten, RUSE, Top Gun, Valkyria Chronicles II, HAWX 2 -- and probably a few others!

Planned coverage: Section 8: Prejudice, Elemental post-mortem (not confirmed yet), NBA 2K11 feature, Vindictus preview.

Wikis: Gonna start up a Battlefield 3 wiki in addition to fleshing out the Bad Company 2 wiki and Dragon Age wiki (going to work on the gameplay tips guide -- can't wait!). Once Lydia isn't so busy with reviews she'll get back to Guild Wars 2 -- why not help out in the meantime? :) Leo is settled on the Valkyria Chronicles series wiki, especially with VC3 coming.

Highlights:

Halo: Reach review - worthy of the hype, it seems!
Amnesia: The Dark Descent review - a must for horror fans
Shadows of the Damned - like Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, No More Heroes, and/or Silent Hill? Then you'll want to check this one out.
Witcher 2's nude woman torture scene being reconsidered - some English vs. North American drama :)

On a sidenote, our hardware side is in a bit of a state at the moment. If you didn't catch the notices on Twitter/FB, you should check out our affiliate Overclocker's Club for the next while until things get back to normal:

http://overclockersclub.com
http://twitter.com/occnews
http://facebook.com/OverclockersClub

They're good people!

If you're curious on the backstory, basically it's just the usual ebb and flow -- some folks are leaving because of school and whatnot, so our new guy Chris Ledenican is taking on pretty much all of the new hardware reviews, with no time for news. We hope to get sorted sooner than later.

Also, a great PC developer by the name of Arcen (AI War, Tidalis) is in financial trouble -- I strongly recommend you pick up their game or games, spread the word, etc. They're very community oriented and it'd be a shame to see them go under.

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Dead Rising: CASE ZERO is a couple weeks from launching on Xbox LIVE, and for now, we've got load of new Dead... posted Aug 18, 10 8:38am

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