DR2 preorder bonuses become DLC

by: Jeremy -
Remember those retailer-specific preorder bonuses that Capcom was offering for Dead Rising 2? Well, they are coming to both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace throughout the month of October.

The content is being released as four, separate theme packs over the course of four weeks. Each pack consists of new outfits which give Chuck different abilities along with a few new weapons. Once you purchase a pack, or more, you can mix and match the individual items included in the pack with others and create your own zombie-killing machine.

Here is the release schedule and official descriptions / content list directly from Capcom:
  • October 12, 2010: Psychopath Theme Pack- Psycho Chuck will be a zombie’s worst nightmare as his new “insane” look will make him more difficult to kill and give him a host of gruesome weapons including chainsaws, cleavers, axes and more.
  • October 19, 2010: Soldier of Fortune Theme Pack- 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.
  • October 26, 2010: Sports Theme Pack- 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.
  • November 2, 2010: Ninja Theme Pack- Ninja Chuck will have a new “stealth mode” 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.
Capcom hasn’t put a price on the content yet but will likely announce those details soon... 
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