Capcom has just announced (via press release) the upcoming Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable prequel for Dead Rising 2 will release next month for 400MS Points ($5). Dead Rising 2: Case Zero is set to arrive on August 31 and helps introduce players to the franchise's new protagonist, Chuck Greene.
Case Zero isn't the only way players can get to know the intricate lore of decimating hordes of zombies with wacky weapons, as Capcom is set to release a feature-film based on the franchise prior to the game's release. Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun marks the directorial debut of Keiji Inafune and will see a staggered release online and via Xbox Live throughout August and September.
Dead Rising 2 releases in North America on September 28th, Japan on September 30th and Europe on October 1st.