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Dead rising Ninja Skills Pack

The Ninja Skills Pack is a DLC clothing pack in Dead Rising 2, released on November 2, 2010. It was given as a pre-order bonus to players who purchased the game from GameStop. The clothing pack appears again in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, with parts of the outfit scattered throughout Fortune City.


Wearing the clothing grants the player special ninja-like abilities:


The outfit consists of four pieces of clothing, one for each section of the body. Once obtained, they can be accessed at the clothing locker in the Safe House restroom. In Dead Rising 2, at least one piece of clothing must be worn to gain the outfit's special abilities. In Off the Record, all pieces must be worn.

Image Clothing Description Off the Record name and location
Ninja Cowl Ninja Cowl Classic assassin headgear Ninja Hood: Royal Flush Plaza, hidden room on second floor (see Royal Flush Plaza § Secret item locations)
Ninja Mask Ninja Mask Hides your identity from your enemies Ninja Mask: Yucatan Casino, outside the entrance to Shoal Nightclub (Y102) behind the counter on a mannequin
Ninja Shozoku Ninja Shozoku Comfort and stealth, all in one package Ninja Uniform: Complete the Elite Killer achievement/trophy (kill 1,337 zombies)
Tabi Boots Tabi Boots Perfect for sneaking about Ninja Footwear: Uranus Zone - The Man's Sport (U104)

Skills packs[]

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Skills packs are downloadable costumes that can be found in the Safe House restroom clothing locker.

For Dead Rising 2, the Ninja, Psychopath, Solider of Fortune, and Sports costumes were first offered as pre-order bonuses. After October 12, 2010, a player could purchase these costumes. These costumes can be used during co-op.[2][3][4] Off the Record separates these four costumes' parts and scatters them throughout Fortune City for Frank to find or unlock.

For Off the Record, the Cosplay Warrior costume was announced as a pre-order bonus on July 21, 2011. The Cyborg, Fire Fighter, and Barbecue Chef were not offered as pre-order bonuses and are only available as DLC.

All skill packs
Image Name Abilities Sale release date
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Ninja Skills Pack
  • Pass through zombies undetected[2]
  • New sword attacks
  • Thrown weapons (nails, plates, CDs, etc.) are thrown at a faster rate
  • Special ninja-like animations
November 2, 2010
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Psychopath Skills Pack October 12, 2010
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Soldier of Fortune Pack
  • Double ammo for firearms
  • Increased shooting accuracy
  • Increased firearm damage
  • Better headshot accuracy[2]
October 19, 2010
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Sports Fan Skills Pack October 26, 2010
Off the Record exclusive
Image Name Abilities Sale release date
Dead rising Cosplay Warrior Skills Pack bust Cosplay Warrior Skills Pack November 15, 2011[11]
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  • Electricity damage added to regular attacks[12] - discharge electricity and stun nearby zombies.
  • Electric damage when Frank fights with his bare hands.[13] Increased damage in melee attacks.[12]
  • Increased electric damage and electrical effects when Frank fights with an electrical appliance[13][12]
October 25, 2011[11]
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  • Immune to fire damage[14]
  • Increased speed when carrying or assisting survivors.[14] Survivors run faster when following Frank.[13]
  • Frank can kick open doors.[14][13]
  • Frank can blast zombies with a torrent of water when using a water gun.[13]
  • New attacks and increased durability with the fire axe[14]
November 8, 2011[11]
Dead rising Barbecue Chef Skills Pack bust Barbecue Chef Skills Pack November 1, 2011[11]

Co-op requirement[]

In Dead Rising 2, a free 4 MB download pack is necessary when playing co-op with a player who owns the Ninja Skills Pack downloadable content. Once a player installs it, only then will the player be able to play co-op with someone who has the content pack.

This free pack does not allow the player to wear the Ninja Skills Pack costume on their own character. This pack is not necessary if the player has already downloaded and installed the Ninja Skills Pack content pack.[1]


  • Formally on the GameStop website:
    "Reserve Dead Rising 2 and receive the Ninja Skills Pack. The pack includes 4 pieces of Ninja clothing. When Chuck wears just one piece of the outfit, it unlocks new abilities in Chuck associated with the Ninja theme. When all 4 pieces of the outfit are worn, additional Ninja-like animations are also unlocked! Theme Pack does not include sword. Available online and in-store while supplies last."
    • The website incorrectly states that all four pieces of the outfit have to be worn to gain the special attack animations.
  • Left Hand Lance in the Tape it or Die blog mentions the Ninja Skills Pack outfit, Psychopath Skills Pack outfit, and cowboy outfit. He also mentions seeing two Chucks in co-op play.[16]



  1. a b "Dead Rising 2 Free Pack - Ninja". Xbox Live Marketplace (September 21, 2010). Archived from the original on October 8, 2010.
  2. a b c d Magrino, Tom. Dead Rising 2 DLC theme packs lurch out October 12, Gamespot, (October 6, 2010).
  3. Hill, Jeremy. Dead Rising 2 DLC brings more costumes,Gamertell (September 23, 2010). Note that this article has incorrect dates and incorrectly states that when not acquired as a pre-order bonus, "the costumes don't give Chuck any additional abilities".
  4. Gantayat, Anoop. Your Dead Rising 2 Download Content Schedule Paradise Pack downloads kick off the week after release, Anriasang, (September 22, 2010).
  5. Dead Rising 2 - Psycho Skills DLC Trailer, YouTube.
  6. Dead Rising 2 High Stakes Edition, Capcom
  7. Bridge, Josh. Dead Rising 2: Psycho, Ninja, Sports, Soldier DLC Coming soon to PSN, Playstation. Mr. Bridge is Senior Producer of Dead Rising 2.
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named best
  9. a b CapcomUnityVideos, DR2OTR: Cosplay Warrior Skills DLC Pack, YouTube.
  10. Dead Rising 2: Off The Record – Warrior Skills!, Capcom-Europe, (July 21, 2011).
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  12. a b c CapcomUnityVideos, Dead Rising 2 Off the Record Cyber Skills DLC Pack, YouTube
  13. a b c d e f g Spencer, That's Not A Terminator, That's Cyborg Frank West, Siliconera, (August 24, 2011).
  14. a b c d CapcomUnityVideos, DR2OTR: Fireman Skills DLC Pack, YouTube.
  15. a b c CapcomUnityVideos, Dead Rising 2 Off the Record BBQ Chef DLC Available Now, YouTube.
  16. Williams, Lance (September 3, 2010). ".....and we're all going mad!!". Tape it or Die.
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American Showman Helmet - Baseball Cap Sport - Baseball Cap TIR - Black Cowboy Hat - Blue Hair - Fedora - Flower Head Piece - Football Helmet - Funny Goblin Mask - Funny Lizard Mask - Funny Servbot Mask - Funny Zombie Mask - Grey Hair - Knit Cap - Ladies Hat - Mohawk Hair - Pink Hair - Russian Hat - Shaved Head - Show Girl Head Piece - SWAT Helmet - Tennis Head Band - Tourist Boat Hat - White Cowboy Hat - Wild Frontier Hat
Aviator Glasses - Black Rimmed Glasses - Dealer Visor - Full Beard Moustache - Hygiene Mask - Kid's Super Hero Eye Mask - Novelty Glasses - Rocker Glasses - Sport Glasses - Yellow Tinted Glasses
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Champion Jacket - Hockey Mask - Knight Armor - Knight Boots - Knight Helmet - Orange Prison Outfit - Tattered Clothes - TIR Helmet - TIR Uniform - Willamette Mall Security Uniform
Ninja Skills Pack - Psychopath Skills Pack - Soldier of Fortune Skills Pack - Sports Skills Pack
Case Zero
Bowling Shirt - Diner Waitress - Hunting Jacket - Overalls
Case West
Baseball Cap - Brown Loafers - Dress Shoes - Dress Suit - Exercise Outfit - Glasses - Hair Cap - Hazmat Boots - Hazmat Helmet - Hazmat Suit - Journalist Suit - Lab Coat - Mad Scientist Hair - Medical Gown - Nerd Glasses - Phenotrans Casualwear - Safety Glasses - Security Boots - Security Helmet - Security Outfit - Slippers - Top Hat
Off the Record
Alien Boots - Alien Mask - Alien Suit - Protoman Armor - Protoman Blaster and Shield - Protoman Boots - Protoman Helmet - Space Girl Boots - Space Girl Hair - Space Girl Outfit - Space Boots - Space Helmet - Space Suit - Uranus Zone T-Shirt
Off the Record Downloadable
Barbecue Chef Skills Pack - Cosplay Warrior Skills Pack - Cyborg Skills Pack - Fire Fighter Skills Pack - Chuck Greene's Motorcyle Jacket