Capcom revealed a new mode for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
at PAX that takes a big meaty bite into the heart of what makes Dead Rising
fun. “Sandbox mode” takes a sandbox game and adds, well... even more sandbox to
it, removing the countdown timer and allowing players to roam freely for as
long as they'd like. As Frank West says in the video below, he's “not here for
work” so there's no annoying helicopter coming to rescue him from the infection
when time is up.
Sandbox mode doesn't require unlocking and will be available
from the outset. To give a little structure to the chaos, the mode also
includes challenges that will be peppered throughout Fortune City. They ask
Frank to do things like “kill as many zombies as you can in 30 seconds,” “drink
as much as you can in 30 seconds,” or “kill as many zombies as you can in 2
minutes.” The variety is nearly endless. Scoring well earns medals, cash, and a
good rank on the online leaderboards.
Not to be confused with a handful of new modes and a sci-fi
theme park area tacked on to Dead Rising 2, Off the Record is a complete
“reimagining” of the Fortune City outbreak. There are new locations to explore,
weapons to build, and (most importantly) Frank West
so don't be turned off if you've already played Dead Rising 2. The game is due
out October 11, 2011.
Aug 26, 2011