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LEFT 4 Dead 2 Teaser

Valve gives details at E3.

By Jarrod Sarafin     June 01, 2009
Source: VALVE Statement


Valve Software brings the latest zombie action in LEFT 4 DEAD(2008).
© Valve Software

As part of their E3 coverage the gaming experts over at Valve has issued an official statement on the newly announced sequel, Left 4 Dead 2. You can also check out the new teaser trailer down below which was shown off during the event.

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2), the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-operative multiplayer thriller.

Coming exclusively to Xbox 360 and PC, L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009's marquee titles.

"A large part of how Left 4 Dead became 2008's top-selling new IP on Xbox 360 and the PC was the custom-tailored gameplay made possible by the AI Director," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "With the knowledge gained from creating the original, new technology, and a passionate team, L4D2 will set a new benchmark for cooperative action games."

Set for release on November 17, the title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

Introducing the AI Director 2.0, L4D's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

Featuring new Survivors, boss zombies, weapons, and items, Left 4 Dead 2 offers a much larger game than the original with more co-operative campaigns, more Versus campaigns, and maps for Survival mode available at launch.

Supported by a $10+ million marketing campaign, Left 4 Dead has sold over 2.5 million retail copies since it was released in November of 2008. Left 4 Dead 2 is targeted for release on Xbox 360 and the PC on November 17, 2009, and will be launched worldwide with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign across TV, Outdoor, and Online.

"Left 4 Dead was backed by our most aggressive advertising campaign to date, and resulted in a top 5 showing on two platforms during holiday 2008," said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. "Left 4 Dead 2 is a larger game and will be supported with even more consumer and retail advertising programs than the original."

Left 4 Dead 2 will be featured as the cover story on PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazines this month.

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hanso 6/1/2009 6:48:58 PM

Looks dope but I wasn't a big fan of the first game.

 

CardinalSin 6/2/2009 5:31:49 AM

You suck Hanso.  Left4Dead is the greatest zombie game EVER!!! Resident Evil sucks eggs in comparison.  You lose Hanso! You lose!!!!

manjisan 6/2/2009 6:05:20 AM

Ditto, Hanso. I wasn't a huge fan and was surprised that a game without any sort of plot or story could be so popular but again it's mainly about the gameplay. I was half expecting a 28 Days Later scenario with our heroes trying to work their way out of the city to find out that where they were escaping to was also filled with flesh eaters. HL2 FTW.

CardinalSin 6/2/2009 9:22:13 AM

You suck manjisan.  Left4Dead is the greatest zombie game EVER!!! Resident Evil sucks eggs in comparison. You lose manjisan! You lose!!!!


 

everdreaded 6/2/2009 10:26:34 AM

I love left for dead but there was definitely alot improvement needed on mechanics( that whole cant use your health pack or hand gun limited  use when you  get knocked down on ground was just plain annoying)

Still I love it to death...lot of replay value...cant wait for next one...will be fun to act out my axe killer fetish on some zombies...lol!

everdreaded 6/2/2009 10:28:31 AM

..and the frying pan too...LOL!

 

izal169 7/2/2009 8:23:32 AM

left 4 dead is very good. especially to the 2. I do with the story L4D 2.
I wait for this game.

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zail169 7/20/2009 6:01:56 AM

I often play Leaf 4 Dead first. Very tense game. so many zombie everywhere. How is it with this. I do so. I will try this game.

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