First L4D2 DLC announced, features original survivors

Stating in a press release, Valve has announced that its zombie-infused cooperative first-person shooter, Left 4 Dead 2, will be receiving its first downloadable content in early 2010. Dubbed "The Passing," the game's first add-on will see the sequel's survivors meeting up with the original game's cast including Bill, Francis, Louis and Zoe.

"Targeted for release in early spring, 'The Passing' takes place just after the Dead Center campaign of L4D2. Set in a small town in rural Georgia, players assume the role of the L4D2 Survivors as they meet with the L4D1 characters."

The content will also include new arenas for Survival, Versus and Scavenge, and introduce a new co-op challenge mode. A new "uncommon common" zombie class, melee weapon and firearm will also be added.

"In addition to the new co-operative campaign and associated narrative, 'The Passing' will include new arenas for Survival, Versus and Scavenge mode and introduce a new co-operative challenge mode of play. The Passing will also include a new 'uncommon common' zombie class, melee weapon, and firearm.

"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."

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This content will be 49.99 USD and we are now happily referring to it as L4D 3. It will take place in space, probably on a lunar base of some kind, about 500 years in the future. Coach, Louis, Rochelle, Zoey, Francis, Nick, Bill, and Ellis will have all been grown from DNA samples. Maybe the base will be called Black Mesa Lunar station or something spiffy like that.

You could already do that with some steps taken if you have L4D1. Call it a mod if you will but still if they start charging for DLC like this then its not worth it since you can already do it for free.

Morisato said,
You could already do that with some steps taken if you have L4D1. Call it a mod if you will but still if they start charging for DLC like this then its not worth it since you can already do it for free.

Stop the presses! Expansion in "Not New Game" shocker!

I personally still haven't bought L4D2 - and probably won't. Don't get me wrong, I usually love Valve (I'm possibly one of the biggest fanboys around), but I certainly don't agree with the way they've dealt with L4D.

:: Lyon :: said,
Who cares. If the game is good, I'll buy it (In fact, I've already bought L4D2 and playing it almost every night :))

It's because of people like you that we have companies like Dildovision and EA Valve using such tactics. As long as there are idiots to buy their crap, content will become less and less.

Leo Natan said,
It's because of people like you that we have companies like Dildovision and EA Valve using such tactics. As long as there are idiots to buy their crap, content will become less and less. :rolleyes:

I whole-heartedly agree. COD MW:2 is a perfect example of these companies charging more while doing less for the customer and still making loads of money.

Leo Natan said,
It's because of people like you that we have companies like Dildovision and EA Valve using such tactics. As long as there are idiots to buy their crap, content will become less and less. :rolleyes:

That would be true if L4D2 was a bad game, but its not, so your point is invalid. People will always buy good games, its when dead horses get flogged that we start getting screwed over as gamers.

If they charge for it, at least for the PC version, expect to see outrage and a boycott threat many times worse than the initial L4D2 boycott.

They've made a ton already off this game; this gesture would be a much welcomed way of them expressing their gratitude (and to attract new players).

Uh, the supposed boycott wouldn't be anywhere near that level unless they asked for a truly surreal sum. I don't imagine they will charge though.

Wow, this 1 update beats all the updates they ever released for l4d1...... why couldn't they support the first game this much?