Dead Rising 2 will not have photography. Capcom's Keiji Inafune was pretty clear about that when I spoke with him last week.
That's because the photography in the first Dead Rising was tied specifically to Frank West and his career as a photojournalist. He's covered wars, you know?
Dead Rising 2? It stars Chuck Greene, a motocross champion, Inafune told me, that means that he will be "damn good" on the motorcycle and get it to do some pretty amazing things. But Inafune hinted that Greene won't just be about the motorcycle.
"Based on his personality and the different choices he made he will have different skills," Inafune said.
Like what? Too early to tell, but not too early to guess.
High on the list, I think, is the possibility that Greene will be able to make his own weapons, or at least customize them. Watching the trailer and sitting in on the presentation, I couldn't help but notice that the chainsaws found in the game were often duct-taped to other things to crank up their killing power.