Wondering how the Willamette Parkview Mall of the original Dead Rising compares to the Las Vegas-esque Fortune City of Dead Rising 2? While Capcom and Blue Castle only let me shred ghouls in a few areas, I was able to sneak a look at the map during my hands-on demo at Captivate last week.
Yes, what you're seeing above (a larger version can be found after the jump) is only one "floor," but it gives you a good idea of what you can expect. Casinos and plenty of shopping opportunities (for stuff to dismember the undead with, of course) at the Palisades Mall, it looks like there's quite an environmental spread ripe for an undead massacre.
In terms of actual size, Blue Castle would only say that the sequel is comparable to the first, but is more "dense." Based on what I've seen playing around in limited areas, I understand what they mean -- there's plenty to do outside of tearing apart zombies. Like playing a large video poker machine, for instance... to make money so you can buy things to tear apart zombies. Of course.
Hit the jump for a larger version of the map, pieced together from the "pause" screen of Blue Castle's Dead Rising 2 demo at Captivate.