Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Revealed

Left 4 Dead 2 DLC Revealed

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Written by ButterflyEdge on 14 December 09 at 22:43

Zombies are all the.. rage nowadays, aren’t they? So much so that already Valve has revealed details on the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 content.

Titled ‘The Passing’, the addon brings the original Left 4 Dead cast down to meet the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors. It also adds new single player and narrative, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay features.

The Passing fits in right after the Dead Centre campaign, and is set in Georgia. Players take on the normal role of the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors as they meet the original cast on their travels.
The content will also include new maps for Versus, Survival and Scavenge mode, a new co-op based challenge mode, new ‘uncommon common’ infected, melee weapons AND firearms.

"The Passing will become the most important campaign in the Left 4 Dead story, as all the Survivors are being called together in one campaign," said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. "It will also be a huge offering of new gameplay content, with something new for every game mode plus a new uncommon common and weaponry.

With 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.”
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing is down for release ‘early spring’ and pricing is yet to be detailed. Although they never mentioned it, the content will hopefully add more tasty achievements, too!
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I hope its better than crash course.
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Posted on 14 December 09 at 22:46
Hmmm... Still need to get the last 10 achievements in L4D before I pick up 2. Hopefully this will be released by then.
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Posted on 14 December 09 at 22:50
I know this may sound weird, but I hope they kill off some of the characters when they all meet. I dont care who, just at least 2 of them. Make an awesome video where you try to get to the downed character but there are just too many zombies. Maybe have them driving away and being chased by alot of zombies and have one of the characters sacrifice themselves to save everyone else.
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Posted on 14 December 09 at 23:08
Kill off Louis and Bill! Those little monkeys are the main reason my campaigns on Expert are so damn difficult. Stupid AI.

However I'm still bitter with L4D2 not having those narrative cutscenes and having a much, much less opening intro than the first game. Plus I don't really care for most of the changes in the game itself. So hopefully this is priced low enough to actually make it of interest to me since I really, really want a reason to play L4D2.
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Hillenmeyer1 said:I know this may sound weird, but I hope they kill off some of the characters when they all meet. I dont care who, just at least 2 of them. Make an awesome video where you try to get to the downed character but there are just too many zombies. Maybe have them driving away and being chased by alot of zombies and have one of the characters sacrifice themselves to save everyone else.Then they'd be in the closet!!!!
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DLC is laammmme. Give us a finished product, or don't give us anything at all.

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Don't say DLC is lame, just some.
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They're going to make a DLC that changes the game that radically?

One part of me hopes that something so essential won't be charged for, but all the other parts of me are kicking the shit out of that part for being an idiot.
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More Cortana voice acting ftw.
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Will there be achievements?
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AndyMN said:Hillenmeyer1 said:I know this may sound weird, but I hope they kill off some of the characters when they all meet. I dont care who, just at least 2 of them. Make an awesome video where you try to get to the downed character but there are just too many zombies. Maybe have them driving away and being chased by alot of zombies and have one of the characters sacrifice themselves to save everyone else.Then they'd be in the closet!!!!
Love Francis, "I hate vans." "I hate hospitals." "I hate stairs." "I hate everything." Love that guy.
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Posted on 15 December 09 at 00:41
I sure hope this will re-inspire me to go get L4D2 again.
I didn't like the new characters at all.
It will be nice to see some old friends again.
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I don't even have L4D2 yet, but more Bill = win.
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yes yes YES!
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Posted on 15 December 09 at 01:28
Bill's my favorite.

I do think this pattern of releasing DLC almost immediately post-release is getting out of hand. I rarely get the impression that it's legitimately something the developer cooks up later and decides to share, as opposed to being something that could(read:should) have been in the initial release but was saved for later.

I'm not exactly offended but it's making me feel a little uncomfy.
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No DLC achievement glitches k. Thx.
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Posted on 15 December 09 at 02:31
Ethical Sin said:Bill's my favorite.

I do think this pattern of releasing DLC almost immediately post-release is getting out of hand. I rarely get the impression that it's legitimately something the developer cooks up later and decides to share, as opposed to being something that could(read:should) have been in the initial release but was saved for later.

I'm not exactly offended but it's making me feel a little uncomfy.
But it's coming out early spring. For Valve, that seems about the right amount of time to cook up something new. They are always looking to expand upon their games and add content. 5 months or so is nowhere near post-release.
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I'm in on it ~ I really like the Left for Dead series.. Spitters are sexy man.... ;)
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xxMikoxx said:But it's coming out early spring. For Valve, that seems about the right amount of time to cook up something new. They are always looking to expand upon their games and add content. 5 months or so is nowhere near post-release.Agreed. I think post-release is like 1-2 months, like Assassin's Creed 2's DLC or Borderlands Zombie Island of Dr.Zeb. Five months is a decent development time.