Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Hits Xbox 360 Next Month

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the game that fills in the gaps between the original zombie action game and the sequel, hits the Xbox 360 exclusively on August 31, Capcom confirmed today.

The downloadable game will cost 400 Microsoft Points and introduces players to Dead Rising 2's hero Chuck Greene. And that's a price that's not making Capcom any money, according to Keiji Inafune, Capcom's Head of R&D Management Group and Executive Producer for Dead Rising 2.

"We're not making any money on this," Inafune said during today's Comic-Con panel for the game. "I went against the company's wishes and went for the 400 MSP price point"

"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," Inafune said in a prepared statement. "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: Case Zero takes place two years after the events of the original Dead Rising and three years before the beginning of Dead Rising 2. In the prequel, Greene is trapped in the zombie-infested desert town of Still Creek with his infected daughter, Katey.

The prequel will give players access to Greene's weapon-building skills. Players who buy the prequel will also 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.

When I spoke with Capcom earlier this year about the prequel they said there were no plans to bring Case Zero to the PlayStation 3.


    This is an AWESOME idea i think and at 400msp who would miss it? That is seriously CHEAP considering it's pretty much a stand alone game of sorts..

    Sure i probably won't last long, but the previews i saw make it look EASILY worth a meager 400 points!

      Damn dude - what are you going to do with the remaining $13.50 of your weekly budget?

        $13.50??? it's going to cost $25 for a 1500 point card alone!!

        ...i might have to sell my car or something... much would you give me for a '92 honda civic?

          How about you pay me to take it off your hands.

            did i mention it has a "fully sick" sound system, exhaust and neon lights inside... oooo.... hmm come to think of it i might actually have to pay someone to take it...

            well can't sell that now... soo.... who want to buy my girlfriend... fairly low km's, no modifications and looks FANTASTIC under the bonnet...

            ...i'm SO getting beaten up tonight...

              If you're willing to sell your girlfriend for the Case Zero I don't want to know what your going to do for the full game.

                actually i'd be selling her for a 1500 point MS card technically... lol

                  Poor girl, i feel sorry for her having to put up with that. I'll give you the $13.50 man, but only if you stop posting useless tripe.

                  On a serious note. That's an awesome price point. 360 content exclusives FTW as always.

    400 MS points?

    Capcom, shifting the budget from Germany's con to worldwide game discount for DR2:CZ was a SMART idea!

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