Dead Rising 2: Case West

Dead Rising 2: Case West News for Xbox 360

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Dead Rising 2: Off the Record screenshot
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Did you enjoy Dead Rising 2, but feel that it could have done with a few more zombies?

If you answered that question with a "Yes" you probably need your head examined, as the game already had thousands of the buggers. Still, here's one reason to be cheerful: Dead Rising: Off The Record will feature even more zombies.

"In places, we upped the density by at least 30 per cent," said executive producer Jason Leigh. "There are probably a few thousand zombies in any one environment."

On a more serious note, the revelation will probably please hardcore Dead Rising fans. An early tech demo for the game featured 7000 zombies on screen at once, but that had to be toned down for the final release.

Leigh added that one notorious Dead Rising bugbear has received another tweak:

"The checkpoint system is something that came out of feedback as well," he said. "Some people thought the save system was a little bit too harsh. So, we put in a checkpoint system that saves after key story events and boss battles.

"Beyond that, lots of little tuning to the game. Difficulty tuning for some of the bosses, the chef was called out as being brutally difficult. He's been toned down a little bit."

Dead Rising: Off The Record is a revamped version of Dead Rising 2, starring Frank West - star of the original game. It's out on October 14 in the UK.

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dazzadavie's Avatar


Need to get back into DR2 and mop up the achievements. Another DR game for xmas from the mother-in-law
Posted 11:16 on 17 August 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar



It has a 'Kill 100,00 Zombies' achievement... for 20GS.

Damn 30% more zombies...
Posted 18:01 on 16 August 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar


All I desire is more weapons, new combos, and I'm getting the more zombies to try them out on! :D

Praying like hell that Off the Record won't have another 'Kill 72,000 Zombies' cheevo, but if it does... well, the increased amount per load might help somewhat...

This one cannot come soon enough. Looking forward to seeing everything that is new. Oh, and don't forget the preorder bonus "Cosplay Pack' ;)
Posted 13:34 on 22 July 2011
mydeaddog's Avatar


Agreed, having more zombies is unlikely to make a big difference.

I'm more bothered about them tweaking the gas zombies, as they were hideously annoying.
Posted 10:18 on 19 July 2011
squidman's Avatar


But I assume you'll still spend most of your time just running past them.
Posted 20:15 on 18 July 2011
Chaza_snake's Avatar


this is sheer madness, but its great, cant help but feel that im ganna get alot of enjoyment from tearing apart even more zombies
Posted 19:18 on 18 July 2011

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Release Date: 27/12/2010
Developer: Blue Castle Games
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 18+
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