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Dead Rising 2 Off The Record's New Sandbox Mode is All I Ever Wanted

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Capcom makes all of my zombie killing dreams come true this weekend as they reveal the all-new sandbox mode for Dead Rising 2 Off The Record at PAX, finally setting players loose into the undead apocalypse with no timer to hold them back.


Forget Zombrex. There's no helicopter on its way. It's just you, thousands of zombies, hundreds of weapons, and all the time in the world to do whatever you'd like. Since the release of the original Dead Rising, fans have been clamoring for a way to just while away the hours exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of Capcom's zombie wonderland. Now we'll finally get our chance. Unfettered. Free.

They've even placed challenges throughout Fortune City, so players wishing to inject a little structure into their chaos can take a little time to participate in zombie-slaughtering or collection challenges, earning extra cash in the process.


That's all I wanted Capcom. That plus Frank West and a $40 price tag was the key to unlocking my heart and my wallet when Dead Rising 2 Off The Record hits stores on October 11.

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I'm glad I held out. Though I felt a smug satisfaction in seeing the Dead Rising franchise finally make its way to the PlayStation 3 (as I always predicted it would) something about the original release of part 2 struck me as a bit flat. Consequently, I never bought it in favor of other releases at the time.

This is shaping up to be the sequel I'd hoped for all along.