Capcom has finally gone on record with the release date for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. The publisher's latest zombie-action game will arrive in North American stores for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC October 11.
The date shouldn't come as a surprise to attentive zombie watchers, as it appeared on Capcom Europe's blog and the publisher's Facebook page late last month. Those postings were quickly taken down, but not before word of the release had spread like some sort of zombie virus.
Off the Record offers an alternate storyline to last year's horror action game Dead Rising 2. Photojournalist West--the protagonist of the original Dead Rising--stars in the title, getting the scoop on a zombie outbreak in the Las Vegas-like Fortune City. In addition to the combo weapon feature introduced in Dead Rising 2, Off the Record will bring back the original game's photography feature, where players gain experience for snapping pics that are judged for their horror, drama, brutality, and erotic content.
The game includes new missions, enemies, combo weapons, environments, items, and vehicles. The game will also feature technical improvements like reduced load times and better network performance for online play. Capcom is also promising "enhancements" to the save system and co-op modes.
For more on the forthcoming title, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview of Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.