TGS 09: Dead Rising 2 - multiplayer modes

The only thing better than zombies is lots of zombies - and the only thing better than that, is killing lots of zombies. That’s why we’re happy to bring you the latest news from this year’s Tokyo Game Show on how Dead Rising 2’s single and multiplayer modes are shaping up.

Meet Chuck. He’s a motocross racer who finds himself competing in a zombie filled, Running Man-esque sports arena event called Terror is Reality. Our singleplayer demo started off in Fortune City, Dead Rising 2’s stand in for Las Vegas. Our first task: kill 300 zombies in less than three minutes. A wide array of unlikely weapons were scattered throughout the casino floor, including pipes, chairs, cans of gasoline, and an electric guitar. The highlight, however, was the paddle saw. Imagine two chainsaws strapped to a pole arm like a kayaking oar.

Above: The most badass weapon ever

Armed with our oar of death, Chuck could easily wade through thick waves of zombies, paddling the undead to death with buzzing fins. It was great - at least until our paddle saw ran out of gas. Having easily mowed through our 300 zombie kill goal, a bonus round was unlocked with a special reward, a deadly wheelchair tricked out with a mounted machinegun.

Above: Respect the wheelchair or die

With hundreds of zombies on the screen at once, we were surprised that Dead Rising 2 never seemed to slow down or drop frames. But the number of onscreen enemies is even more impressive once the limbs start flying. Dead Rising 2 is one of the bloodiest games we’ve ever seen. Each moment is full of satisfying squishes and squirts as appendages break free from torn torsos.

Above: If you can pick it up, you can kill zombies with it


  • PS360Rulez - October 28, 2009 3:51 p.m.

    I just want to make it perfectly clear that Dead Rising one was by no stretch of the imagination "crap". It was a masterpiece. 100's of weapons, crazy psychopaths, 1000's of zombies and a crazy government conspiracy theory.
  • Defguru7777 - October 7, 2009 3:52 a.m.

    Man, I hate that this was delayed, but if its as fun as this sounds, it'll be worth it.
  • GTACHAMPION - October 6, 2009 7:18 p.m.

  • JohnnyMaverik - October 3, 2009 1:13 p.m.

    Sounds fun but I'm an antisocial pc gamer so I'm most interested in singleplayer. So happy this game is coming to the pc though...
  • GamerTagsSuck - October 3, 2009 2:37 a.m.

    The first one isn't in japanese unless your in Japan...
  • AlexMercer1337 - October 2, 2009 2:19 a.m.

    I can't make shit of the first Dead Rising because it's in japanese, so this is gonna be a huge blast.
  • VoodooPanda - October 1, 2009 1:16 a.m.

    Looks like Dead Rising 2 is going to have me saying "Nazi Zombies who?"
  • Major_Wuss - September 30, 2009 11:09 p.m.

    Well, this looks like fun, especially Ramsterball. Any word on Co-op campaign?
  • PS3FANBOYKID - September 30, 2009 10:46 p.m.

    CAN'T WAIT!!!!
  • CatrParrot - September 30, 2009 10:36 p.m.

    If this game fixes the problems with the first Dead Rising, it'll definitely be worth the wait.
  • Gamer2413 - September 30, 2009 10:30 p.m.

    this looks awsome
  • currie - September 30, 2009 10:16 p.m.

    Co-op, co-op, co-op, co-op...... I just want to kill and maim with friends till im goddam 90. Or a seperate area for just killing. I'm seeing a hub which is like a street, blocked at both ends which is the lobby. Then you go to a door and the party go to a themed enviroment- Mall, casino, park, rooftop- with random weapons spawning. You can choose a time limit or kill limit and go!. Recaptcha: Farmington manure lol
  • Samael - September 30, 2009 10:04 p.m.

    Fuck yes. I just really, really hope the survivor A.I is improved and there will be more than one save slot. Everything else looks golden.

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