DR2: Off the Record is “very different and very fresh and very new,” says Leigh

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 April 2011 14:39 GMT

Blue Castle Games co-founder and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record executive producer Jason Leigh has said folks should give the Frank West re-imagining of the game a try even if they played Dead Rising 2.

Speaking with Eurogamer at Capcom’s Captivate last week, Leigh explained that Off the Record is “as something that is actually very different and very fresh and very new,” in the series.

“Yes it is Fortune City, it’s the Fortune City outbreak, but in this re-envisioning and bringing Frank back into the game, even that first 15 minutes is quite different than it was,” he explained.

“If fans have any reservations about this, hopefully the stuff we’re rolling out in the next several months as we approach the release in the fall, things like E3 which is next, there will be more big announcements and more of those big features being shown off, very quickly people will realise, wow, there’s a lot of added value in this game.”

Off the Record contains not only harder and new combo weapons, but a new “bigger” area of Fortune City and an addition game mode the developer is unwilling to divulge at the moment.

“We’re trying to make this a very different game,” said Leigh. “Fans of Dead Rising 2 will appreciate how different it is and all of the surprises around every single corner you’re going to find. And people who haven’t played Dead Rising 2 and they’re coming to the franchise for the first time, they’re getting a true Dead Rising game with this.”

Leigh added that should there be any public skepticism regarding the title as nothing more than a DR2 re-hash, hopefully it will “go away quickly as we start rolling out more and more information.”

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is slated for fall on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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