Valve has revealed that the upcoming expansion for Left 4 Dead 2
, titled The Passing
, will be released in March this year and that the original Left 4 Dead
will get an expansion about a month after that.
The information was let slip by Valve's Chet Faliszek at Microsoft's X10 event in San Francisco, who told Kotaku
that two updates were on the way - one for each game.
Interestingly, both add-ons will tell a single story too. The unnamed Left 4 Dead 1
expansion will focus on the original cast as they battle through a new area. The Passing
will then have the Left 4 Dead 2
characters meeting up with Louis, Zoe, Bill and Francis and working together to escape a zombie horde.
won't feature eight-player co-op though, so don't get too excited. Instead, players will be cast as the L4D2
characters and the original crew will be AI controlled.
A new uncommon infected will be introduced in The Passing
too - The Fallen Survivor, who sometimes drops equipment when slayed.
On the downside though, The Passing
is unlikely to be a free expansion, though Valve has only said that it will announce pricing closer to the actual launch.
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