First L4D2 add-on announced for Spring

Written by Joe Martin

December 15, 2009 | 11:01

Tags: #add-on #campaign #l4d1 #l4d2 #left4dead #left-4-dead #the-passing

Companies: #mod #valve

Valve has officially announced the first add-on pack for co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2, revealing that it will feature the heroes from both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.

Dubbed The Passing, the campaign is a full-on crossover which, according to an official release, will debut Spring 2010.

Players will get a chance to play as the Left 4 Dead 2 heroes as they journey through a small town in Georgia following the events of Left 4 Dead 2's Dead Centre campaign, apparently in a bid to join up with the other survivors.

It's not clear how long the actual campaign will be, but it sounds like The Passing will be a sizeable update to Left 4 Dead 2. It'll include a new gun, a new melee weapon and a new uncommon common zombie, though details are yet to be announced.

The Passing will come with new maps for Survival, Versus and Scavenge modes, as well as Singleplayer and Co-op Campaign play. It'll also include a brand new co-op game mode, though Valve is again tight-lipped on the specifics.

Pricing for The Passing hasn't yet been discussed, so it's unclear whether it'll be a free update or a piece of premium DLC.

"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," said Valve marketing VP Doug Lombardi. "It will also be a huge offering of new gameplay content, with something new for every game mode plus a new uncommon common and weaponry."

Check out our thoughts on the games in our Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 reviews, as well as our Guide to Left 4 Dead, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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