Las Vegas is one of the most exciting places in the world, featuring something for everyone at all hours day or night and an amazing number of things to do. It draws tourists from all around the world to its hotels, casinos, restaurants and shows and there’s nary a time when the streets aren’t crowded.
Which leads a geek to wonder: How will they fare when the Zombie Apocalypse comes?
It’s not a new question, really, and it’s been explored a few times, with a tarnished “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” being among the lead images from the third installment of the Resident Evil film franchise. But here are two other takes on what happens when the undead invade Sin City.
First up is the sequel to the hugely successful XBox/PS3/PC game, Dead Rising. Following in the footsteps of Frank West (soon to be seen in an all-star fighting game from Capcom), motocross champ Chuck Greene must brave the zombie plague to save his daughter. As seen above, he seems to have found himself trapped in Caesar’s Palace, but the game doesn’t Vegas per se, simply the analogous Fortune City. Wherever it is, you can explore it in 2010 when the game hits shelves.
Meanwhile, for some real Las Vegas zombie action, check out this incredibly awesome short film (and its sequel), & Teller. When the zombie plague hits Vegas, it takes nearly everyone with it, save for the normally silent half of the Rio’s Penn & Teller. He tells his story to a video camera in the indie flick that was featured on the DVD of Day of the Dead. Definitely worth a watch.
You can get the original Dead Rising, the Wii port or pre-order the sequel over at Amazon.com!
Dead Rising 2(Pre-order)
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Wii)