Dead Rising 2 reanimated Off the Record

Capcom spin-off reprises horror action game with Frank West in the starring role; Xbox 360, PS3, and PC title to feature new enemies, missions, combo weapons.

Capcom's crossover fighters have shown it is no stranger to the Marvel Universe, but now the publisher is taking a page from the comic company's "What If?" series. Capcom today announced Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, a stand-alone spin-off that answers the question, "What if Frank West had been present at the Fortune City outbreak?"

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Set for release this fall on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Off the Record offers an alternate storyline to last year's horror action game, with photojournalist West--the star of the original Dead Rising--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.

As for new features, Off the Record 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 Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, check out GameSpot's first-look preview.

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