While we still haven’t had a chance to see it, Dead Rising 2 developer Blue Castle Games dropped a few new details on the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive pre-release DLC, “Case Zero.”
Designed as a prologue to Dead Rising 2, the standalone downloadable content will link the events of the original with the sequel, which takes place five years after the events of Willamette Mall. The content will introduce the game’s new protagonist Chuck Greene, as well as his daughter, along with new game mechanics like item combinations to create weapons and more.
“Case Zero” will be set in the desert town of Still Creek, and is said to feature three hours of completely unique content not found on the retail disc. This will include, we’re told, a ton of zombies, survivors to save, as well as living psychopaths bent from the pressures of an undead outbreak. What the “Case Zero” won’t support, however, is co-op, a new feature found in the final retail version of Dead Rising 2.
Capcom isn’t currently talking pricing, and it won’t pin down a date, although it has confirmed it will be available before the sequel hits stores on August 31.