With Left 4 Dead fans eagerly awaiting the release of the game’s sequel on November 17th, Valve shows they have one more trick up their sleeves for the original with the release of a new single player, multiplayer and cooperative campaign available for the XBox 360 and PC. The new campaign, called “Crash Course,” takes place after the events of the game’s original campaign “No Mercy” and fills in the gaps of what happened to Francis, Zoey, Louis and Bill before they reach the “Death Toll” encounter.
According to Valve’s press release, “Crash Course” will include “new locations, new dialogue from the original cast, and an explosive finale.” The game will contain full co-op campaign and Survival mode, the focus of the expanded downloadable content will be to give a more streamlined 30 minute version of the game’s versus mode. Added features to this new Versus mode include recharge timers for Infected teammates as well as a rebalancing item spawn behavior to help further balance the gameplay.
Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director at Valve said about the upcoming release: “Since the release of Left 4 Dead last November, the design team has been excited about creating new experiences for this world and allowing players to do the same, by releasing much of our internal toolset, like the Survival Pack and Authoring Tools… We’re working with the fans toward the ongoing entertainment value of the product.”
“Crash Course” will be available sometime in September as a free download to PC players and also available over XBox Live Marketplace for 560 Microsoft points ($7.00).