Dead Rising 2 Arriving August 31

Finally! More Zombie-Killing Goodness Coming On August 31 to North America

February 11, 2010 – Dead Rising 2 will be arriving in North American stores on August 31. The release date was confirmed today at Microsoft’s X10 event in San Francisco. The game, taking place in Fortune City, will follow Chuck Greene, a former motocross champion as he fights through hordes of zombies in the Last Vegas-like city.

Much like in the first game, Chuck will have to rescue survivors, fight psychopaths who have been driven crazy by the situation, and will have to survive for a set amount of time. The new location and more advanced will allow for unique gameplay innovations. While Dead Rising allowed gamers to utilize huge numbers of weapons from virtually any object in the game world, Dead Rising 2 will allow gamers to craft their own weapons such as the “PaddleSaw,” a kayak paddle with two running chainsaws on either end. The game’s engine will allow thousands of zombies to be on screen at once as opposed to Dead Rising‘s 800.

Dead Rising was an Xbox 360 exclusive, but Dead Rising 2 will be arriving for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It is being developed by Blue Castle in conjunction with Capcom. It will arrive in Japan on September 2 and in Europe on September 3.