- "Get away from it all and lose yourself in one of our many casinos or try and resist spending all your winnings at one of our fine stores. Fortune City, where the good times never know when to end!"
- —Fortune City Map
Fortune City, Nevada is a Las Vegas-themed adult amusement and entertainment resort, complete with casinos and hotels, which serves as the main setting in Dead Rising 2. Not an actual city, the resort was built around 1992. After the city of Las Vegas was destroyed via nuke due to a zombie outbreak three years before, the remains of which are still sealed off by the government, the resort has undergone heavy renovations, possibly to replicate Las Vegas' famous strip, as stated in the Fortune City Tourism Board attraction video.
Fortune City has many notable locations including the Fortune City Hotel, the Fortune City Arena, and the strip is home to a shopping mall. Fortune City was chosen as the location for the latest installment of the controversial game show, Terror is Reality.
Fortune City is accessed via a Bascule Bridge, which could mean that the resort is nearby a body of water. The bridge is raised for the majority of the game, and is only lowered for the military when they arrive for cleanup. However, it is raised immediately after their crossing.
Five years after Willamette, and three years after Las Vegas, Fortune City became the site of yet another zombie outbreak. The resort had recently been chosen as the venue for the latest installment of Terror is Reality, a controversial game show that involves the slaughter of the undead. Shortly after midnight, following an episode of Terror is Reality, the zombies were intentionally released from captivity, in what appeared to be an act of terrorism. The zombies spread rapidly, infecting the thousands of visitors and spectators and soon, Fortune City was completely overrun.
Chuck Greene, a contestant on Terror is Reality, was one of the few survivors who made it to the emergency shelter with his daughter; Katey, only to discover he had been falsely accused of causing the outbreak. With only three days before the military arrived for cleanup, Chuck worked with Stacey Forsythe of CURE, and Rebecca Chang of Channel 6 Action News, and discovered the harsh truth behind the outbreak, and the one in Las Vegas, where Chuck had lost his wife. Phenotrans, the developers of Zombrex, were responsible, with their reason being to continue the production of the highly profitable drug
When the military cleanup failed after facing a stronger form of zombie, Fortune City was scheduled to follow the same fate as Las Vegas, a government issued firebomb would destroy the city in an effort to contain the zombie parasite. After the supervisor of the emergency shelter revealed himself to be in league with Phenotrans, he executed Rebecca and made a getaway. Chuck managed to stop him and rescue the survivors.
The resort is divided up into several major areas, consisting of hotel casinos and plazas:
- Royal Flush Plaza
- Palisades Mall
- platinum Strip
- South Plaza
- Food Court
- Fortune Park
- Fortune City Arena
- Silver Strip
- Uranus Zone(Off the Record only)
- Every type of store that was in Willamette is in Fortune City except a hardware store.
- Interestingly even though Fortune City is described as being an adults playground there are still children's shopping stores around the city.
- Fortune City website, complete with a virtual tour, map and info on attractions
- Interactive Map with all hidden items survivors etc.