Publisher birthday parties are the best. Rather than forcing you to debate whether a $25 gift card is a crappy gift, publishers simply discount a bunch of games and tell players to have at it. It’s like buying discounted party favors, but with fewer tote bags. Capcom just hit the big 3-0, and has shaved the price off many of its larger Steam titles in celebration.
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, has been released in the US, and has a snazzy trailer to celebrate. Off the Record is an unusual concept, essentially a 'Director's Cut' of Dead Rising 2 that replaces protagonist Chuck Greene with Frank West, who starred in the original Dead Rising. The plot and cutscenes are changed to reflect the new hero and sillier tone, but the core of the game remains mostly the same, plus the return of the photography aspect from the first game.
If you're curious as to our opinion on the original version, check out our Dead Rising 2 review. Fans of Frank can pick it up for $39.99 on steam, but Europeans will have to wait till Friday.
You won't have to face the zombie apocalypse alone in Dead Island. The new trailer shows several characters teaming up to take on the hordes, decapitating multiple fiends with single strikes, baseball batting attackers into flames and generally causing a huge, horrible mess. Do zombies even have that much blood in them? Do humans even have that much blood in them? Where can I find a medical professional who will answer all my zombie-related inquiries? Answers in the comments below.