Upcoming DLC Packs Give Dead Rising 2's Chuck New Wardrobe Options

By Garnett Lee, Oct 06, 2010 12:50pm PDT Dead Rising 2 senior producer Josh Bridge laid out some of the DLC planned for Dead Rising 2 in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Four packs--originally offered as pre-order bonuses across multiple retailers--staggered over the coming four weeks, give the game's lead character, Chuck, new outfits with associated special powers. Though announced on the PlayStation Blog, Shacknews confirmed with Capcom that the same packs will be available simultaneously on Xbox Live.

First up is the "Psychopath" pack, due on October 12. It offers a horror movie look with a soiled apron and sinister mask. Donning these makes Chuck stronger and deadlier with classic "tools of the trade" like the chainsaw, cleavers, axes, and machetes.

Next up is the "Soldier of Fortune" pack, which casts Chuck as an action hero sporting fatigues, black tank top, and face paint. While wearing these, his ability with all firearms is enhanced. "Soldier of Fortune" will arrive on October 19.

On October 26 the "Sports Fan" DLC arrives. Paying homage to sports fans around the world, it lets Chuck drink all he wants and never get sick. He also becomes more lethal with sports weapons and gets has a better chance when gambling.

Finally, there's the "Ninja" pack which drops on November 2. The full black stealth outfit makes Chuck all but undetectable to the zombies and extra deadly with swords and thrown weapons.

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  • Man I'm just having a good-o time with this game. Subject-wise this game's in the same zombie-killing genre as L4D, only it does it much much better.

    Instead of trying to rack up a huge kill count in a zombie apocalypse (which makes no sense at all, going against the underpinning survival aspect of the zombie cliche), this game focuses on the human aspect and casts, correctly, the zombies in the role of the obstacle between you and the people you're trying to save.

    There's a lot of tong-in-cheek opportunities in the game with the items in the world, coupled with the in-game cutscenes (cheekily using the costumes you're wearing atm), can put a light-hearted spin on what is a generally serious story as far as zombies are concerned. There's a lot of satirical caricatures of American culture and current events through out the game, I won't spoil it.

    Great game. They say 90% of anything is crap, movies, tv, books, etc. This is definitely in the top 10%.