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Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Is Japan’s First Digital CERO Z Game



    Here’s two interesting things to note about Dead Rising 2: Case Zero — classified “zombie paradise action” — in Japan.


    1. It costs 200 Microsoft Points more than its English counterpart.

    2. It’s a CERO Z game.


    And by extension of being a CERO Z game — Japan’s very first digital CERO Z game, in fact — it can only be purchased with the use of a credit card. No credit card means no purchase, because that’s how Microsoft are trying to verify people are 18 and above before letting them download the game.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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