Dead Rising 2’s Map

Capcom has released the in-game map for Dead Rising 2 via the game’s website today.

The map should give gamers a head start on getting to know the world from the stores to the alleyways to the different casinos. To be honest, it looks huge compared to the map for the first game, and should be a blast to explore both on the website and in game.

Dead Rising 2 takes place in Fortune City, a Las Vegas-esque city set in the United States. The game will pit the protagonist, Chuck Greene, against hordes of zombies – thousands can be on screen at one time – as he fights to earn money to keep his daughter on Zombrex, the anti-viral medicine that protects her.

Some of the most fun experiences I had gaming in college involved Dead Rising. I would sit in my room with my friends and we would take turns seeing how many zombies each of us could kill before dying in a specific area. It was hilarious to watch, fun to play, and added a little competitive oomph. So, naturally, the arrival of Dead Rising 2 is leaving this writer excited. It arrives September 28 in North America and October 1 in Europe and Asia for the Xbox 360 and, this time, for the PlayStation 3 as well.

Xbox 360 gamers will be able to play the game early via Case Zero, an exclusive, downloadable title that will act as a prequel to the game. Case Zero becomes available on August 31.

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