New DLC for Dead Rising 2

Posted by at 12:31 pm on October 6, 2010

Capcom is announcing four new DLC Theme Packs that will include a host of new skills, weapons and some great new looks for Chuck, the series’ popular main character.     In the next few weeks, Dead Rising 2 players will get a chance to dress up Chuck as either an insane Psychopath, a sleek ninja, a crazy sports fanatic or a kick-ass soldier. Each theme pack will be available to download via the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. Players can even mix and match the packs they have downloaded -“ select the Ninja shoes, Sports Fan hat, Psycho jacket and Soldier of Fortune trousers – to get all the abilities each pack offers and create the ultimate Chuck.

What Are They and When Can I Get Them?

  • Psychopath Theme Pack: Available October 12, 2010 – Psycho Chuck will be a zombie’s worst nightmare as his new “insan”look will make him more difficult to kill and give him a host of gruesome weapons including chainsaws, cleavers, axes and more. Zombies won’t stand a chance!
  • Soldier of Fortune Theme Pack: Available October 19, 2010 – With the soldier costume, you can “Rambo out” with double ammo, increased shooting accuracy, more firepower and increased headshot accuracy.   Chuck will also have a new special attack when using automatic weapons, spraying zombies with a hail of bullets.
  • Sports Theme Pack: Available October 26, 2010 – For all you sports fans out there, this pack’s for you. Chuck’s damage will increase with sports-themed weapons. The new sports weapons (golf balls, basketballs, etc.) bounce more before stopping, allowing you to hit tons of zombies in one throw.   Chuck also has a new charge/tackle attack for taking zombies down in the ultimate blitz!   With the Sports Theme Pack, Chuck will also earn more from gambling, gain more health while eating and drinking (especially alcoholic drinks) and not get sick from drinking too much-¦
  • Ninja Theme Pack: Available November 2, 2010 – Ninja Chuck will have a new “stealth mod”where the zombies have to be much closer to him to detect his presence. This gives Chuck the upper hand as he is harder to grab and be taken down by hoards of the undead.

Chuck’s damage is increased with sword-type weapons (broadswords, katanas, etc.) that have new special attacks. Stackable items and throwing items (nails, plates, gems, etc.) will also do more damage and Chuck’s throwing speed is increased.

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