More ‘Left 4 Dead’ Announcements: ‘Crash Course’ and ‘L4D2’ Demo

252px-Left4Dead_Windows_coverAs we reported yesterday, a title update went live for Left 4 Dead which updated the Infected HUD. Many people also speculated it would play a role in laying the coding framework for the new “Crash Course” Campaign, even though it hadn’t been given a release date. On the heels of that update comes the announcement that “Crash Course” is indeed coming before the end of the month to both PC and XBox 360 on September 29th.

The update will be free for PC players but will be 560 Microsoft Points ($7.00) on the XBox 360 due to XBox Marketplace rules regarding free Downloadable Content. “Crash Course” is presented as a more streamlined multiplayer experience for L4D players, containing a half hour campaign that links together the events of the original retail release’s “No Mercy” and “Death Toll” campaigns.

In addition, during EA’s Tokyo Game Show press conference in the wee hours of last name (American time), they were proud to announce that Left 4 Dead 2 would receive a multiplayer demo on October 27th. No other details were given regarding the demo like what platform would receive the demo, which level or the length of the demo were revealed at the time of the press conference. Only the date.

When we got some hands on time with Left 4 Dead 2 at San Diego Comic Con, we were impressed with the changes in the game. Not only visuals and new infected, but the change in gameplay was also a much better experience on an already fantastic game. The large and more open feel to the game’s levels as well as subtle changes like a recharge timer on melee attacks to the addition of the cricket bat and chainsaw as weapons have all built on our excitement for its November 17th release. As always, stay tuned to the Flickcast for all your Left 4 Dead news.

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