Capcom Confirms Launch Dates For Dead Rising 2
The original gave us a lawnmower with which to inflict gory pain on legions of marauding zombies, and that alone is enough to make us interested in the sequel.
Today, as reported by GameSpot, Capcom has confirmed the finalized launch dates for Dead Rising 2, which is coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The original title didn't come to the PS3, despite ongoing rumors that a port would eventually arrive, as one did for Lost Planet. But like the sequel to the latter title, Dead Rising 2 will launch simultaneously for the three aforementioned major platforms, and it'll be here on August 31. Japanese gamers can have their bloody slashing fun a few days later on September 2 and Europeans get their shot on September 3. However, although Microsoft lost exclusivity for the sequel, they did grab 360-exclusive downloadable content for Dead Rising 2; it'll come in the form of Case Zero, which acts as a prequel and a "bridge" between the original title and the sequel. There's no word on whether this is timed exclusivity or PS3 owners are simply out of luck. For the time being, we should just be happy we're getting the game at all.
Honestly, if you don't think customizing your own sadistic weapons (we learned about this "combo" building earlier) and going after hundreds of the undead isn't entertaining...well damn, we feel sorry for you.
Related Game(s): Dead Rising 2
2/12/2010 12:27:55 PM Ben Dutka