Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dead Rising 2 Gets US-Exclusive "Zombrex Edition", Motion Picture Release Details



We may all know how much I despise country-exclusive limited editions, but hey, this one is US only! Despite the irony in this, Dead Rising 2 is Canadian made, Japanese published, yet US gets the collector's edition. Strange how this works, right?

This special edition, dubbed as the Zombrex Edition, runs you $80, and both the PS3 and 360 gets you this:

  • Two-Disc Steelbook case   
  • Dead Rising 2 game disc 
  • Zombrex “Syringe” pen
  • Zombrex “Prescription” notepad (25 pages)
  • Zombrex “Safety” card 
  • Zombrex “Prospectus” Sales Brochure (16 pages)
  • Dead Rising 2 Hardback Artbook (48 pages)

The PS3 version scores you a voucher for an XMB Dynamic Theme and a "Blu-Ray Disc featuring a High-Definition 24 minute “Making of” featurette".

The 360 version gets a "high-def version" of the above 24-minute "Making of" featurette plus the 83-minute “Zombrex Dead Rising Sun” motion picture, made by Keiji Inafune himself.


In news related to the Dead Rising movie mentioned above, the release schedule for it has also been revealed, which, something unbeknownst to myself, is exclusive to Xbox Live and the official website, deadrisingsun.com, albeit, it releases on XBL a few days earlier:

  • Episodes 1, 2 and 3: August 4 on Xbox Live, August 11 online
  • Episodes 4 and 5: August 11 on Xbox Live, August  18 online
  • Episodes 6 and 7: August 18 on Xbox Live, August 18 online
  • Episode 8: August 25 on Xbox Live, September 1 online 

Keep in mind, Dead Rising 2 launches September 28, a month after the final episode appears on XBL, but these episodes are free. But, the special edition comes with an unedited version of the movie, so you're paying for convenience...and being late to the party.

[Zombrex Edition via Capcom]
[Motion Picture Release Details via Destructoid]