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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