Sure, Left 4 Dead 2 is only a month away, but that hasn’t stopped Valve from supporting Left 4 Dead. Crash Course is out for both the Xbox 360 and PC today. The downloadable content adds a new campaign (playable in survival and versus mode), new dialog, new achievements, and new locations.
Valve announced today that Left 4 Dead’s new campaign, Crash Course, will be out next week. The campaign takes place between the No Mercy and Death Toll campaigns, fleshing out what happens once you escaped from the hospital and how you end up trying to get to the airport. The DLC will be available on September 29 and will cost 560 Microsoft Points for the Xbox 360, while the PC version is free.
Sure, Left 4 Dead 2 is coming out in November, but that isn’t stopping Valve from releasing more DLC for the original Left 4 Dead. The new campaign, Crash Course, will be playable in single player, co-op, and versus modes and (adding some continuity to the campaigns) takes place between the No Mercy and Death Toll campaigns. Apparently, the helicopter rescue off the rooftop of the hospital ends…poorly. The new campaign will run for 560 Microsoft points on the Xbox 360 (it’s free for all the lucky PC users).
This month’s Official Xbox Magazine comes packaged with a pretty awesome Left 4 Dead Premium theme. The magazine should be out this Tuesday and will also include four exclusive L4D gamer pictures. I’m probably going to pick it up since Left 4 Dead is pretty much the greatest zombie game ever, besides maybe Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
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Looks like the upcoming Left 4 Dead expansion, Survival Pack, is going to be free. The expansion is set to be released this spring and introduces a new mode, Survival, and Death Toll and Dead Air as versus maps.
[ via Kotaku ]
Left 4 Dead’s first expansion pack, L4D Survival Pack, is due out this spring. The expansion features two new versus campaigns and a new game play mode, survival. Survival sounds like it could be really awesome, instead of having to run through millions of zombies you sit in a room and wait for them all to come to you. And try to not die. I like that.
It turns out you could cheat in the Xbox 360 version of Left 4 Dead. Like, spawn tons of enemies or use infinite Molotov cocktails. It sounds like fun, I guess, until you’re playing against some guy doing it. Anyway, Valve found out and patched the game today. It’s too bad, I was really looking forward to joining a game where some douche bag had spawned a few tanks inside the safe house, that would have been really fun.
You know what’s even better? I learned something today:
When Soviet People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov claimed in radio broadcasts that the Soviet Union were not dropping bombs but rather delivering food to the starving Finns, the Finns started to call the air bombs Molotov bread baskets.
[ via Kotaku
Valve’s Gabe Newell has confirmed plans for a PC and Xbox 360 demo of their upcoming survival horror game, Left 4 Dead. The demo will contain both single player and online co-op modes. There’s no set release date for the demo yet. Left 4 Dead is scheduled for release at the end of November, and the article doesn’t make it clear if the demo will be released before or after it’s already out. As for what content will be in the demo, Newell said “I think it’s going to contain the first part of one of the campaigns. I think it’ll probably be Hospital but I’m not sure.” I hate zombies so much.
[ via VideoGamer ]
After watching this I really want to get Left 4 Dead. Co-op FPS killing tons of zombies, you really can’t go wrong. I don’t know if I could trust Robert to watch my back with zombies around though, you just never know with that guy. The Lego Batman trailer looks interesting, too.