Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Behold The Power Of An Electric Sledgehammer
by Jeff Cork on Jul 21, 2011 at 04:29 AM
Platform PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Publisher Capcom
Developer Capcom Vancouver
Rating Mature

Sure, Chuck Greene got a lot of attention for his ability to combine household items and a little duct tape to create fearsome zombie-slaying weapons. Just because Frank West has a reputation for being a shutterbug, that doesn't preclude him from being handy. A new trailer for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record shows off what happens when West puts the handyman's secret weapon to good use.

His creation, the electric crusher, combines the best of a sledgehammer and a car battery. More specifically, it's like a lightning-infused supermallet that's powerful enough to make Thor weep into his beard. While it's great for swinging around, its charge attack (no pun intended) creates a lovely purple lightning storm that electrocutes any undead unfortunate enough to be close by. If you're into crowd control, this looks to be an invaluable item in West's arsenal. See it in action in the clip below. And for more info on the game, check out my E3 preview.

Look for Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on October 11 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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