Dead Rising 2: Off the Record announced

Original series hero Frank West stars in new PS3, Xbox 360 and PC adventure

Capcom has just announced Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, a disc-based follow-up to last year's zombie action game.

Set for release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this autumn, it stars photojournalist and original Dead Rising Hero Frank West in the lead role "as players experience a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak".

The publisher says: "The new, 'Off the Record' storyline means an all new Dead Rising 2 experience. Frank will face off against more twisted enemies, build more outrageous combo weapons, follow his own unique mission structure and explore brand new areas of Fortune City to get his biggest scoop yet.

"Frank's come back means the return of his trusty camera, with players able to earn Prestige Points (PP) for specific photo opportunities that are graded against criteria such as horror, drama, erotica and brutality.

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"In addition to the new scenario and gameplay enhancements, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record offers a suite of technical updates including load time optimisations, improved network performance and a host of system upgrades to deliver a more satisfying Dead Rising experience."

Capcom also released the following list of game features:

Fortune City but not as you know it - Experience a re-interpretation of the Fortune City outbreak through the eyes and camera of photojournalist Frank West
- New story and missions unique to Frank West
- New environments
- New enemies and more psychotic Psychos
- New crazy and hilarious combo-weapons
- New items and vehicles
Say "Cheese!" - Capture those classic, violent, scary, hilarious Dead Rising moments, earn Prestige Points and complete all new missions with Frank's new and improved camera feature.
Upgraded Experience - Full of technical improvements, system enhancements and feature upgrades to create a faster, smoother, more satisfying Dead Rising.