A Prelude is the first chapter of The House of the Dead 2. It revolves around the beginning of the story.
Intro/Outside the LibraryEdit
You start as James (First Player) with or without Gary (Second Player), who are their way to attend to and meet G (Meetings). They are shortly interrupted by Zeal, who tells them that G is taken care of and now it is their turn to die. He orders Steve to kill them.
You will start off with two David's (or three for both players) coming to bite or attack you. After killing them, James and Gary proceed to the library where G is at. There are four David's roaming around in the background.
Inside the LibraryEdit
After entering the Library, James and Gary find one Andrew and one David in there (For both players, there's one David and two Andrew's. Later on, one David and two Andrew's came out. G is finally found but in an severely injured state. He tells them that he tried and proceeds to hand out the "CONFIDENTAL" file. Johnny and David (Or two Johnny's in both players) then burst through the glass door. Killing them shortly, G says that Amy and Harry are waiting for them.
James and Gary later encounter Johnny again but this time killing the second civilian (Chronologically, the first civilian was already found dead at the Library). Before dying, he said, "I don't wanna die.". This horrify's James and Gary what it feels like to have a civilian be killed by a zombie. Walking straight, a lady appears and is chased by Andrew.
Save the LadyEdit
(If this choice is chosen, refer to the The Well) James and Gary save the lady. She begged them to save him too (Triggers another civilian).
Kill the LadyEdit
(If this choice is chosen, refer to the Courtyard) James and Gary fail to save the lady. Two Andrew's and two David's began to attack them. Later, one Andrew and two Steve's burst through the Courtyard gate.
Yet, again, another civilian is in trouble.
Save the ManEdit
(If this choice is chosen, refer to the The Well Route) James and Gary yet again save the man. The man points them to a shorter route.
Kill the ManEdit
(If this choice is chosen, refer to the Courtyard) James and Gary fail for the first time to save him. The lady cries, they told her that there was nothing they could do. Later, one Andrew and two Steve's burst through the Courtyard gate.
Upon entering the courtyard, they are soon met with a bunch of Bouere's (Frog). Steve and Johnny come up next.
After getting out of the courtyard, James and Gary notice G's blood. A bunch of Brown Variant Murrer's busted out of the drain. Before they can reach to the bridge, Max interrupted them.
The Well RouteEdit
They soon encounter another civilian slowly crawling away from David. After getting out of the area, James and Gary notice G's blood. A bunch of Green Variant Murrer's busted out of the drain.
Save the Old ManEdit
James and Gary managed to save him. He thanks them for their rescue. David and Johnny come through.
Kill the Old ManEdit
James and Gary fail to save him for the first time. David and Johnny come through.
James and Gary are yet again interrupted by Johnny on the second floor of the house. Once they got rid of him, they heard a splash from those two Ebitan's.
Soon after, a child came through out of the door and two Johnny's are seen.
Heading to another bridge, four David's and One Andrew are seen. They shot them off.
Almost reaching out of the Street Town, James and Gary notice a woman clinging on the bridge ledge with Andrew preparing to throw the barrel at her.
Save the Young WomanEdit
They save the woman and before the woman is able to thank them, David is about to get her.
Kill the Young WomanEdit
They failed to save her. They proceed entering out of the Street Town.
Save the Young Woman #2Edit
James and Gary successfully save her again. She thanks them and offered them a 1+ Life Reward to each of them. They proceed entering out of the Street Town.
Kill the Young Woman #2Edit
James and Gary are unable to save her again. They proceed entering out of the Street Town.
James and Gary are soon reunited with Zeal. Telling them that they should escape but warns them about Kuarl. Kuarl then pushes the two cars with his giant axe.
Shooting Kuarl only does minimial damage to him. Shooting Zeal cause a great amount of damage to Kuarl as Zeal is linked to him and the host.
After defeating Kuarl, Zeal is then preparing the move to hit them.
Zeal can be seen in moving different ways of attacking them. Up and Down, Right and Left, Left to the Right Curve and Right to the Left Curve.
Defeating Zeal and KuarlEdit
After having been defeated by James and Gary, Zeal is then saying his dying word, "Sir G-O-L-D". James and Gary are then called by Amy and Harry. They tell them that the outbreak is similar to the 1998 Curien Case.
If you had saved all of the civilians, 1+ Life Reward is then given.