Dead Rising 2 dev diary confirms need for “all American” hero

Tuesday, 31st August 2010 16:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt


You didn’t think they pulled “Chuck” out of a paper hat, did you?

The latest Dead Rising 2 dev diary has confirmed that Capcom needed an American hero to carry the sequel, following on from snapper Frank West in the original.

“They wanted us to bring something a little more all American to the franchise, but we didn’t want to go with something absolutely cheesy,” said Dave Taylor, art director at developer Blue Castle.

“We wanted to go with someone iconic, someone that you could recognise from a single screenshot.”

The final character evolved over time into what you see today: the blue-eyed pin-up of all things zombie.

The full game releases in the UK on September 24, with a US release following on September 28.

You can pick up 360-exclusive prequel Case Zero right now; it released today.

Thanks, Prof.Dr.Moertel.



  1. Johnny Cullen

    Chuck looks like he’s getting a zombie handjob in that shot.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    You must have had some fucking awesome masturbatory encounters, dude.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. KAP


    #3 4 years ago
  4. Aimless

    @2 It’s not masturbation when someone else does it. Just awkward.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    @Pat – Innit.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LordCancer

    GI JOE is unlockable playable chracter ftw!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. night_tripper

    very nice can’t wait to play this game and kick some zombie ass

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Freek

    The news thread that strangely does not apear in VG247 advertisement meetings when discussing the pottential target audiance. ;)

    #8 4 years ago

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