Capcom hosted their annual Captivate press event in Miami last week, and one of the pieces of news revealed at the event was the existence of a brand new game in the Dead Rising series: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record.
As the trailer details, Off The Record is an alternate storyline to Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360), with Frank West back in the starring role in a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak. "Forget what took place in Dead Rising 2, this is Frank’s story told as only he can."
Once a high profile hero and celebrity, Frank West is now a broke has-been. He travels to Fortune City to appear on the Terror Is Reality TV show and try to revive his career. But most importantly, he needs money so he can buy the Zombrex he needs to save himself from his infection...
The game is an all new experience, complete with new missions, new enemies and Psychos, and new combo weapons, as well as a brand new Fortune City attractions to explore. Frank’s return also means that the camera is back, with DR1's Prestige Points a part of the gameplay too. OTR will also feature enhancements to the save system and the co-op, and optimisation to the load times, though specific details are yet to be revealed. What has been confirmed about the game's co-op is that players will team up as Frank and DR2's Chuck Greene.
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record is not DLC, nor is it another XBLA title - this is a a full retail game, scheduled for release this Autumn/Fall.
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