Today Capcom's Product Marketing Manager Mike Schmitt has announced that a Dead Rising 2 PS3 free community event is being held tonight in L.A. for those interested.

To quote: We're super excited about the upcoming 9/28 launch date of Dead Rising 2. We're also excited because Dead Rising 2 marks the debut of the series on the PS3!

The game looks and plays fantastic on the PS3 and we've been showing it off the last few months at all the major trade and consumer events (Captivate, E3, Comic Con and PAX).

Tomorrow Tonight we're hosting an awesome community event in Los Angeles where Dead Rising fans can attend (for free!) and get their hands on the game. In addition to being able to play Dead Rising 2 prior to release we'll have prizes, food, music, contests and more.

Be sure and get there early as we'll be giving away some cool, exclusive Greene's Hardware t-shirts too (created by iam8bit). If you're in the SoCal area, here are the specifics for tonight's event:

What: Greene's Hardware Super Sale (Dead Rising 2 Community Event)

Where: 2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

When: Friday 8PM - 12 Midnight

If you haven't heard about the game yet, here's my 30 second elevator pitch...

Dead Rising 2 takes the zombie survival horror franchise to Fortune City, America's latest and greatest entertainment playground. It features a new storyline, a brand new cast of characters, two online multiplayer modes (two-player co-op campaign and a four-player "TV show"-themed Pay-Per-View event that pits humans against zombies), thousands of on-screen zombies and more.

As Chuck Greene, you have 72 hours to save your infected daughter, clear your name and survive the hordes of hungry zombies before the military comes in and nukes the city. To ensure your survival, you can combine everyday objects to create deadly combo weapons to use against the zombie horde.

The weapon combos in Dead Rising 2 have to be seen in order to be believed and are the true "stars" of the game. There are loads of them in the game and besides being deadly they're hilarious! My favorite is probably the Freedom Bear.

Dead Rising 2 for the PS3 ships on September 28th. Be sure and grab a copy before the zombie apocalypse hits...

Hope to see folks on Friday night in LA for the community event!

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