Got thirty minutes to kill? Care to
spend that time killing hordes of zombies in a number of wacky and
gruesome ways? Thanks to a promotional partnership between Capcom and
the game streaming service Gaikai, players can now relive Chuck
Greene's Fortune City adventures by playing a half hour of
Dead Rising 2 from the safety of their computers.
The demos is available
requires an internet connection and Java-enabled
computer. There are a few limitations however, such as a thirty
minute time limit and lack of an in-game save feature. Thankfully,
players can maximize their game time by skipping cut scenes with the
press of 'ESC'.
zombie-slaughtering sequel to Capcom's 2006 Dead Rising. In it,
players control a desperate Chuck Greene as he contends with the
undead in the gambling oasis of Fortune City to secure anti-zombie
medication for his daughter. A year after its launch for PS3, Xbox
360, and PC last September, Capcom released an alternate version, Dead
Rising 2: Off The Record, starring the hero of the first game,
Frank West. Gaikai's demo, however, focuses squarely on Greene's
This is the latest game to hit Gaikai's
demo service. If you've got more time to kill and/or creep yourself
out, you can also spend it online with EA's Dead Space 2 and
Bulletstorm, as well as CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 2.