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The ceremonial sword is a weapon in Dead Rising. It is an ornately decorated sword that is wielded by the psychopathic cult leader Sean Keanan. Its durability can be increased by obtaining the Criminal Biography Book.
- Primary: Tap the button to slash forward with the ceremonial sword. This attack is capable of bisecting zombies. Tap the button in succession to constantly attack.
- Secondary: Tap button to jump and tap the button to swing the ceremonial sword in a vertical slash. This attack is capable of bisecting zombies.
- Thrown: Hold down the trigger to go into aim mode and press the button to throw the ceremonial sword.
- When the ceremonial sword is selected as the current weapon, Frank West will be unable to perform the Jump Kick as the command will cause him to perform the ceremonial sword's secondary attack instead.
- The sword is only available by killing its holder, Sean Keanan.
- The Ceremonial Sword is like the normal Sword you find in Ripper's Blades and the Cultists' Hideout, except the Ceremonial Sword model is more fancied up, and it's durability is 80 more than the Sword.