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Dead rising zombie james

James is the name given to a unique zombie found in Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero that appears in several cutscenes, including the elevator scene during the Introduction and at 7 pm on the first day in both Case Zero and Dead Rising 2, giving him a more notable status than other zombies due to his appearances and name.

During the Dead Rising 2 Introduction, James can be seen attacking a man modeled after Noah Hawthorne as Chuck emerges from the stalled elevator.

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In both Case Zero and Dead Rising 2 , he can be seen feeding on a corpse modeled after Royce St. John[1] in the evening of the first day. He then becomes aggressive due to the clock striking 7, with his eyes turning red.


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Zombie James is Dead Rising 2

Dead rising case zero james

Zombie James in Case Zero

  • The 7 pm night fall cutscene is identical in Case Zero and Dead Rising 2 except for the backgrounds and victim. Both have a clock in the background.
    The zombie scene in both games is found in data\cinematics\cinematics_big.
    • In dead rising 2 the file is called 028_nightdead.txt. the actual movie is in data/movie/028_nightdead.bik
    • In the Case Zero cutscene, the last in the file, the cutscene is called 716_nightdead.txt.
cCineAnim cindead_james
 AnimationName = "011_elevator_2~cindead_james"
Duration = "52.7"
Time = "0"



  1. data\cinematics\cinematics_big\716_nightdead.txt:
    	cCineAnim srv_royce
    		AnimationName = "716_nightdead~srv_royce"
    		Duration = "23.1333"
    		Time = "0"