After the success of the Dead Rising 2 and its two downloadable expansions, Capcom is continuing to push out an amazing amount of new content related to Dead Rising 2. As opposed to a third expansion, this time they’re going with a full game. At Captivate, Capcom’s annual shindig that’s going on right now, they’ve unveiled the next installment in the Dead Rising series, entitled Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It will answer the question of what Dead Rising 2 would’ve been like with Frank West behind wheel but it won’t come with a prologue (Case Zero) or epilogue (Case West) DLC like its predecessor. Once again we’ll take control of the photojournalist who starred in the original game as he embarks on his very own adventure in Fortune City. The game will come with a new arsenal of weapons, a fresh story and plenty of new environments.
But that’s not all. There will also be brand new enemies, vehicles, items, psychos and you’ll once again be able to use Frank’s camera to score Prestige Points depending on how well the photo scores in areas of horror, drama, erotica and brutality. Erotica? Too each his own, I suppose. Head past the jump for some more details on the upcoming game as well it’s trailer debut and a hefty selection of screenshots.
Is it just me or does anyone else think Frank’s looking more and more like Dan Aykroyd?
Along with the new content Off the Record will bring with it, there will also be several technical upgrades that will make the game run more smoothly. Capcom has said they’ve tweaked the co-op and save mechanics so they should be less frustrating than they were in Dead Rising 2. The game will come out on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this fall.