Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
System: Xbox 360
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
Released (US): October 11, 2011
Released (Australia and Japan): October 13, 2011
Released (Europe): October 14, 2011
Played From: October 19, 2011 – November 9, 2011
Off the Record is a rerelease/reimagining of Dead Rising 2, the first Dead Rising game made by Capcom Vancouver. The key difference between DR2 and OtR is who the main character is. DR2 had Chuck Greene, a good but stoic widowed father and mechanic. OtR had Frank West, a freelance photojournalist and the star of the first game. OtR was a “what if?” scenario showing how the events of DR2 would have played out with Frank in the starring role.
The basic premise is the same: Frank goes to Fortune City, Nevada to participate in Terror is Reality, a pay-per-view zombie slaughter show hosted by Tyrone “TK” King. After the show, the zombies get released, and it’s up to Frank to try to save people and crack the conspiracy.
Whereas Chuck had access to motorcycles to take down zombies en masse, Frank has to rely on his melee skills. Chuck wore a firesuit, but Frank is doled out in a mildly embarrassing wrestling singlet.
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