Dead Rising 2 Makes YOU Run from Zombies

July 29, 2010 Written by Adam G

Exclusive downloadable content and early access to beta trials are one thing, but it seems Capcom are intent to push the boat out when it comes to pre-order bonuses. With Play.com’s> new ‘Zombify Yourself’ incentive, you too can see the effects of forgoing your half-daily supplement of Zombrex, without all the messy zombie-cannibalism.

Here’s how it works: pre-ordering the game from Play.com will grant you exclusive access to MyDeadRising2.com (which currently only includes a “coming soon” splash screen.) There, you can upload a picture of yourself and have a mess around with all of the different twiddly knobs until you’ve got yourself a monster you can be proud of. Lastly, the Frankensteins over at Capcom will bring your spawn to life, printing your customized cover to the exact same size and quality as the normal inlay and then post it to you.

It’s certainly a novel idea, and quite an exciting change of pace from the usual DLC skins. Of course, you don’t have to use your own face; we’re thinking of making our cover 100% more awesome with a zombified Kevin Butler motif. VP of Undead Relations has quite a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Unfortunately Play.com is the only retailer currently listing this pre-order bonus, so be sure to check it out if you’d like to see yourself in the world of zombies.