If there's anything that was absolutely necessary in Dead Rising, aside from health items and weapons, it was the massive detailed map. Need to find a store with food? Got it. Need to check out a weapon stash? Got that, too. With Dead Rising 2 you don't exactly get a nice rural Colorado mall to explore, but a beautiful Nevada Fortune City Casino instead.
Sure, a mall has more essentials for survival in it, but you'll be surprised how many goodies there are stashed in this map. Check it out before the games release to learn your way around early - you can never be too prepared. After you've learned your way around, you'll also want to check out the first three episodes of the live action prequel leading up to the events of Dead Rising 2 on Xbox LIVE, Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun. You can watch the live action Zombrex on your PC starting August 11, and get your hands on Dead Rising 2 September 27th.