One of the biggest hits this holiday season has already been confirmed to be Left 4 Dead 2. The sequel to last year’s multiplayer hit, the game featured four new campaigns, each with full Story, Versus, Survivor and Scavenger modes.
The new game starred four new survivors as they try to escape from various Southern American environments. But there are still tons of questions left unanswered from the first game like how the infection began, and most importantly what happened to Left 4 Dead’s original four survivors.
Valve has announced that these questions will be answered in early 2010 when Left 4 Dead 2‘s first downloadable content will be released. Valve’s press release states: “Dubbed “The Passing”, the first game add-on for L4D2 brings the original Left 4 Dead (L4D1) Survivors down south for a meeting with the L4D2 cast, while delivering new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay for the PC and Xbox 360. “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.” Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve was quoted that “‘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.”
In addition to Story, Versus, Survivor and Scavenger modes, “The Passing” will also include a new co-operative challenge mode, a new melee weapon, a new gun and a new “uncommon” infected villain. With all these features, it’ll be interesting to see if this content is enough to keep the Left 4 Dead fanbase coming back to a game that will be months old at this point, not to mention competing with a heavy early 2010 release schedule across all three platforms.
Stay tuned to the Flickcast with more news on “The Passing” and all your Left 4 Dead 2 news as it becomes available.