The Dead Rising 2 information train seems to be working at high speeds lately. Perhaps there is a build-up to a release date announcement for Dead Rising: Case Zero, but that is purely the author's speculation. The latest bit of information to seep out into the internet is some of the pre-order DLC and a little more information about weapon construction.
One of the things that makes people really excited for Dead Rising 2 is, yes zombie killing, but more importantly: weapon creation. Every time I read about this game it brings me back fondly to Home Alone on the Genesis. I have yet to encounter a much more entertaining item creation system since then. I believe Dead Rising 2 will win on that one.
Combo cards are an item that you can hold in the game that help provide players with different possibilities for item creations. 31 of these in-game cards are being manufactured to be given away with each purchase of Dead Rising 2! Inside of each game of Dead Rising 2 you will get 3 random combo cards of your own! It is unclear at this time if these are pre-order bonuses or will be available across all retail releases. UPDATE: Since more information has come out these are pre-order bonuses for Japanese customers, so far. It is unclear if other regions will be able to swap cards with their buddies or not. I believe the phrase is 'lucky gits'.
Those who also pre-order the game will get a code for a DLC package titled "Paradise Pack (Psycho)". Not much is known about the content but Capcom did recently confirm that this DLC will be available at a later date as paid content. I really wish other companies took a similar approach to pre-order exclusives. They do make a dilemma at times on where to get a game, but at the same time I would pay some MSP for a Golden Proton Pack.