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Capcom Announces Dead Rising 2: Off the Record and Dragon's Dogma

Another full release of Dead Rising 2 will retell the same story with players embodying Frank West rather than Chuck Greene.

Aside from the recent Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition news revealed at this year's Captivate, Capcom's yearly media event, the company also revealed two new titles: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record and Dragon's Dogma. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is slated for a fall release, while Dragon's Dogma won't see release until 2012.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is the fourth Dead Rising 2 title, but clearly the oddest of the bunch. The game seeks to retell the story of the Fortune City outbreak through the eyes of Dead Rising protagonist, Frank West. The alternate storyline will feature new missions, enemies, and combo-weapons, as well as a new section of the city.

The game is said to feature unspecified upgrades to the save system and the co-op experience, but Capcom is not specific about what those are. PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC owners will be able to grab the game this fall.

Dragon's Dogma is an all new series for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Built on the MT Framework engine used for Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 3, Dragon's Dogma is said to deliver a vast and detailed world in which players will both combat enemies and explore. With a party of three, players will set out to defeat a mysterious dragon. Along the way, players will have to execute tactical teamwork to succeed.

The Captivate event also featured playable versions of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Street Fighter X Tekken, Asura's Wrath, and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D's co-op mode.

Press Release


CAPCOM® REVEALS NEW EPIC, ACTION FRANCHISE DRAGON'S DOGMA AND CONFIRMS DEAD RISING® 2: OFF THE RECORD AND SUPER STREET FIGHTER® IV ARCADE EDITION DURING ANNUAL CAPTIVATE MEDIA SHOWCASE IN MIAMI

Announcements further strengthen Capcom's title slate for the coming year


SAN MATEO, Calif. - April 12 , 2011 - Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today officially announced three new titles, Dragon's Dogma™, Dead Rising® 2: Off the Record and Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition in development. These titles were first revealed, along with details of the company's 2011/2012 game lineup, at its annual media showcase event, Captivate, which took place in Miami last week.

From the creators behind some of Capcom's best action games, including the critically acclaimed Resident Evil® 4 and Devil May Cry® 4, comes their next opus, Dragon's Dogma. Set in a huge open world, Dragon's Dogma is a unique action experience that blends exciting and fulfilling combat with the freedom to explore and interact in a rich, living and breathing world. With your party of three you set out on an epic adventure to track down and destroy a mysterious dragon. Along the way you'll encounter some of the biggest and baddest beasts ever to roam the land, and only skilful play and tactical teamwork can save the day.

Utilizing an enhanced version of Capcom's proprietary MT Framework® engine that delivered the groundbreaking graphical styles and lighting effects used in Resident Evil® 5 and Lost Planet® 2, Dragon's Dogma expands the environment to create a vast, richly detailed world, ripe for exploration. Dragon's Dogma will deliver a whole new world of action to PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® in 2012.

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, sees Wilamette survivor and hero of Dead Rising®, photojournalist Frank West, take centre stage as players experience a very different interpretation of events in this, a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak. Forget what took place in Dead Rising® 2, this is Frank's story told as only he can.

This alternate storyline means an all new Dead Rising 2 experience; with Frank facing new missions, new enemies, new combo-weapons with which to defeat them plus a brand new Fortune City attraction to explore. Complimenting the new narrative and action of Dead Rising 2: Off The Record are enhancements to elements such as the save system and the co-op experience to deliver more satisfying gameplay. Dead Rising 2: Off The Record is scheduled for release on PS3™, Xbox 360 and Windows® PCs this autumn.

Adding new characters, an all new balancing update as well as an enhanced Replay Channel, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition will deliver the definitive version of Street Fighter® when it releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PCs this summer. More specifically, the add-on version of Arcade Edition will be available as a downloadable upgrade for existing Super Street Fighter® IV owners on June 7 for 1200 MS Points or $14.99, with a full console retail product following on June 24 in Europe and June 28 in North America, respectively, and a PC version in July.

Captivate attendees were able to experience some of Capcom's future hits for the first time, with playable versions of recently announced squad-based shooter Resident Evil®: Operation Raccoon City, the fighting genre's dream match-up Street Fighter® X Tekken and hard-hitting action title Asura's Wrath™ all debuting at the event alongside Dragon's Dogma, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. Media were also able to join forces in the war on horror with the first showing of Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D's co-op mode.


 

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Nick DiMola Director

04/12/2011 at 11:51 AM

This Dead Rising 2 announcement is bizarre. I still don't know what to make of it. It kind of reminds me of what they did with Half Life and its expansions, Blue Shift and Opposing Force, but with a character that wasn't even a part of the story. I don't know.

I'm not really sure I'm even excited for it, despite the fact that Chessa and I enjoyed playing the original release. I wish they would've focused on something new instead of treading more of the same ground with Dead Rising 2.

Dragon's Dogma seems pretty vague right now, so I can't say I care about that either.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

04/12/2011 at 11:58 AM

Considering SSFIV3DE is built on the MT framework, I wonder if we'll see Dragon's Dogma on the 3DS?

Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

04/12/2011 at 02:02 PM

Considering Capcom's overall luck with HD games not tied to an existing Capcom IP (see Resident Evil and Street Fighter), Dragon's Dogma might end up flopping like the others did.

But I could be wrong...

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CAPCOM® REVEALS NEW EPIC, ACTION FRANCHISE DRAGON'S DOGMA AND CONFIRMS DEAD RISING® 2: OFF THE RECORD AND SUPER STREET FIGHTER® IV ARCADE EDITION DURING ANNUAL CAPTIVATE MEDIA SHOWCASE IN MIAMI

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