- Colbert Bump: Celldweller and Blue Stahli got a boost in popularity thanks to these games.
- Fake American: The overwhelming majority of the cast are Canadians playing Americans. The few exceptions would be TK (played by Bermuda-born Daren A. Herbert who studied in America), Sullivan's voice actor who's Canadian-American, the American Patton Oswalt, and the American TJ Rotolo reprising his role as Frank West.
- Fan Nickname: Kanye Wesker for TK.
- Playing Against Type: For Patton Oswalt, whose role as Randy takes the nerdy aspect of his past characters and takes it to downright disturbing territory.
- What Could Have Been:
- The art book for Dead Rising 2 and some early previews show that the game would've taken place in one large, Western-themed casino with a steamboat in the side (source)◊(or perhaps that was one of the several casino/hotels, along with a different, Luxor-like Yucatan, seen in some pictures provided), that Fortune City would be an actual city with a large entertainment-like area similar to the final game's Fortune City and near a Phenotrans (then called Biotrans) facility (source)◊ , overall more ambitious and large scale concepts for the area and casinos (source)◊ (source)◊ (source)◊, and a different design for the entrance to the bar in the Yucatan.
- Early plans would have had it be mentioned that Frank West ended up succumbing to his Zombie infection after the first game.
- There is also an image of a zombified Katey◊ that was left unused, probably to avoid upsetting the Moral Guardians.
Trivia / Dead Rising 2