Dead Rising 2: Off the Record announced (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record artwork of Frank West's return
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record was announced at Capcom’s Captivate 2011 event as a re-imagining of Dead Rising 2.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record gives a new perspective on the events of Dead Rising 2 but from the alternate reality “what if” viewpoint of Frank West, the photojournalist protagonist of Dead Rising 1. And that means that the camera system from Dead Rising 1 is back in full effect! Whereas we saw a light portion of it in Dead Rising 2: Case West, here it has been fully implemented. Frank will also have a new and entirely different path through the events of Dead Rising 2 in “director’s cut” fashion.

To quote Capcom:

“Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, sees Wilamette survivor and hero of Dead Rising, photojournalist Frank West, take centre stage as players experience a very different interpretation of events in this, 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.

This alternate storyline means an all new Dead Rising 2 experience; with Frank facing new missions, new enemies, new combo-weapons with which to defeat them plus a brand new Fortune City attraction to explore. Complimenting the new narrative and action of Dead Rising 2: Off The Record are enhancements to elements such as the save system and the co-op experience to deliver more satisfying gameplay.”

Pretty cool to see Capcom release what is essentially an expansion for the original game. It will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this Fall. Here is the debut trailer.

Here is an in-depth interview on the new game.