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Post by Python @ 08:42am 02/06/09 | 42 Comments
Ohhhh yeah! Set to be released November the 17th this year!
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
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Left 4 Dead 2 is scheduled for release on November 17 on Xbox 360 and PC, with new co-op campaigns, Versus campaigns and Survival maps.
Trailer. I guess that means no more official content will be added to Left 4 Dead? promoted/edited forum item



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Latest Comments
d0mino
Posted 08:44am 02/6/09
i am surprised they aren't going to just iterate on left 4 dead like they do with tf2.
`ViPER`
Posted 08:47am 02/6/09
i am surprised they aren't going to just iterate on left 4 dead like they do with tf2.


I guess they gotta make money at some point, they cant give fre updates for ever.
TiT
Posted 08:52am 02/6/09
how gay left 4 dead just came out...
Python
Posted 08:54am 02/6/09
I would hope they have more content updated to l4d, I've stopped playing it :T
Martz
Posted 09:04am 02/6/09
i am surprised they aren't going to just iterate on left 4 dead like they do with tf2.


I'm actually very glad they went this route cause no matter how many times they update TF2, it doesn't get me back into it cause the gameplay is still just the same old.. I'll fire it up to see what the fuss is about with Jarate etc etc then I quit after 5 min :/

last edited by Martz at 09:04:53 02/Jun/09
Gramsy
Posted 09:25am 02/6/09
im pumped!? am i the only pumped one!?
$ack
Posted 09:26am 02/6/09
Awesome, looking forward to it.
euphoria
Posted 09:29am 02/6/09
Phhhfff, you call this a zombie apocalypse? This doesn't hold a candle to the zombie apocalypse of '68.
WetWired
Posted 10:17am 02/6/09
Yeah it looks cool but I'm pissed it's not DLC for the current game, I bought L4D assuming it'd have the content support TF2 has had, so far we've only had 1 new survivor map, adding versus mode to 2 existing map isn't really an add-on.
Lynx
Posted 10:20am 02/6/09
Whenever someone talk about a left 4 dead 2 game in development, I would think how silly they must be to believe that valve would be announcing a sequel to a game (of this type) that's just 6 months old.
I quite surprised that they aren't just adding these melee features, new survivors and maps in as updates or a purchasable expansion.
A very odd decision, that may very well leave the first game a ghost town or divide the community. I don't think I like this very much, seems like a blatant money grab, which is very un-valve like.
Winston
Posted 10:39am 02/6/09
This should have been DLC.
Lynx
Posted 10:51am 02/6/09
On a similar note, Chet noted that they were discussing including the original four Left 4 Dead campaigns with Left 4 Dead 2. The thinking is that this would make things easier for consumers. After all, if you and your buddies are playing Left 4 Dead 2 and you all want to play a campaign from the original game, it's an incredibly annoying and disruptive hassle to have everyone quit Left 4 Dead 2 and start Left 4 Dead if you're on a PC, or swap out the Left 4 Dead 2 disc for the Left 4 Dead disc if you're on an Xbox 360. User feedback would probably help sway Valve, so make sure to let the company know what you think. And despite the fact that Left 4 Dead 2 is a reality, Chet said that the company isn't abandoning the first game and that it has plans to support it in the future with new updates, like four-versus-four matchmaking.
From IGN
Python
Posted 11:09am 02/6/09
Jim
Posted 11:25am 02/6/09
to be honest I'd prefer more campaigns for the existing version even if it was a pay-for addon, which I actually don't think would be warranted but anyway..
infi
Posted 11:27am 02/6/09
Oh c'mon, jim. This will have chainsaws!
ViscoS
Posted 11:34am 02/6/09
...this makes no sense.
ctd
Posted 11:54am 02/6/09
ughhhhhhhhhh. Seriously, the first game wore off quickly and is relatively new.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/06/01/left-4-dead-2-exclusive-rps-preview/
This makes me feel a little better about it but still :/
DeePer
Posted 11:55am 02/6/09
actually considering L4D is promoted as like a playable movie of sorts it makes perfect sense

how many rambo's and rocky's weere there? L4D 9 incoming XMAS 2010!
Crash
Posted 12:01pm 02/6/09
bit of a surprise. still awesome though, cant wait
ravn0s
Posted 12:04pm 02/6/09
l4d2 is the last thing i expected. i was hoping they announced that episode 3 was now half life 3.
DM
Posted 12:06pm 02/6/09
I doubt anyone expected this but if this is even a fraction of how fun #1 was, i'm so buying this. From the review thingy that ctd posted it sounds like so much fun. Preload cant come fast enough.
casa
Posted 12:18pm 02/6/09
I think I'm the only person on this forum (and possibly the world) who thinks l4d was the most over-hyped and shallow game I've ever played.

4 different zombies, 4 guns (2 of which are useless), 4 missions (which are all the same), 4 characters to choose from (which all have the same characteristics but then I guess, lol ones a gurl on the internet).

Hello?

last edited by casa at 12:18:00 02/Jun/09
Lynx
Posted 12:14pm 02/6/09
You're not the only one.
I didn't buy it because there was so little content for such a high price. The orange box made this game look like a scam.
Every time I play TF2, I almost feel like I pirated it.
jum
Posted 12:19pm 02/6/09
I think I'm the only person on this forum (and possibly the world) who thinks l4d was the most over-hyped and shallow game I've ever played.

4 different zombies, 4 guns, 4 missions, 4 characters to choose from.

Hello?

maybe you would get it if you actually had any friends to play it with
casa
Posted 12:24pm 02/6/09
hay maens i bet mi steam frendz list is bigr dan urs
mongie
Posted 12:47pm 02/6/09
The game that I would most like to play out of anything - is Half-Life 3.

Episode 3 would do too...
ravn0s
Posted 12:50pm 02/6/09
valve has their conference tomorrow i think so hopefully some info on ep3 then.
infi
Posted 01:54pm 02/6/09
l4d is pretty boring and repetitive, and i don't play it much at all, but i would buy the next rollout just for a chainsaw.

(i would also like being able to electrocute zombies mumbai-express style. is that asking too much?)
Martz
Posted 02:01pm 02/6/09
I have played L4D for more hours than I have TF2 I believe, so it makes it worth it in my opinion.. I've given up on TF2 long ago (play wars with clan mates still though) otherwise I'm still going strong with L4D, had a 3 day break due to FEAR2.
Crakaveli
Posted 02:05pm 02/6/09
wtf i only just bought this.
Martz
Posted 02:19pm 02/6/09
don't forget though this isn't being released for another 5 1/2 months... I'm pretty sure I'll be way over the first L4D by then.
SCOGGEX
Posted 02:30pm 02/6/09
f*** this s***** episodic bulls***. should be DLC.

should do a nice job of pissing off diehard valve fanboys, splitting the community and fleecing dumdums though.

I wont miss their s***** lobby system either.

RIP L4D.

last edited by SCOGGEX at 14:30:45 02/Jun/09
Reverend
Posted 04:34pm 02/6/09
Cant wait i nearly got wood reading that a new L4D was on the way.... half life 3 is it on the cards for true ???
Obes
Posted 05:03pm 02/6/09
4 different zombies, 4 guns (2 of which are useless), 4 missions (which are all the same), 4 characters to choose from (which all have the same characteristics but then I guess, lol ones a gurl on the internet).

Hello?

This coming from the guy who hasn't found any TF2 classes except sniper!
bLaZe
Posted 07:49pm 02/6/09
model swap = sequel? didn't expect this blatant cash-grab from the former free content kings. perhaps when they were making portal they unleashed bizzaro valve upon us all.
Jimbo
Posted 08:15pm 02/6/09
I played L4d demo and thought it was sick. Bought the game and found it it was essentially the demo with added levels. No more weapons or bad guys. Waste of money.

Just play the demo of L4D 2 and save yourself the irritation of wasteing $20 bucks.
Spook
Posted 08:28pm 02/6/09
I played L4d demo and thought it was sick. Bought the game and found it it was essentially the demo with added levels. No more weapons or bad guys. Waste of money.

Just play the demo of L4D 2 and save yourself the irritation of wasteing $20 bucks.


i wasnt far off this, i played the demo, got enough, never bought the game
ViscoS
Posted 09:57pm 02/6/09
The game was good, but the lack of content is what's holding it back.

Left 4 Dead 2 should be an expansion, not a sequel, unless Valve is planning to include far more content than the original in the game's overall package.
step
Posted 10:44pm 02/6/09
What a rort. This so should be part of L4D1.

Probably will hold off on this until a weekend special. Screw paying another $40US.
Articuz
Posted 10:53pm 02/6/09
I agree with casa.
d^
Posted 06:09pm 03/6/09
Sweet!
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