Japanese gaming bible Famitsu has published the world's first Dead Rising 2 review - and given the Capcom sequel 8.75/10.
Famitsu assigns four different reviewers to a game, each of which provide their individual score. Dead Rising 2 received three '9' scores and an '8' (8.75/10 overall).
Update: Turns out Gamereactor Denmark printed an exclusive review of Dead Rising 2 before Famitsu. Don't worry though, it also gave the game two decaying thumbs up with an 8/10 review score.
Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune recently advised Japanese developers to follow Capcom's lead and partner with US developers. Dead Rising 2 is developed by Canadian studio Blue Castle.
Capcom has also announced it has acquired the Canadian co-creator of Dead Rising 2.
Dead Rising 2 will be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on Friday, September 24, but eager beavers can head down to HMV and pick up the game at the launch event a day early.