Left 4 Dead 2 add-on arrives in March

Written by Joe Martin

February 12, 2010 | 12:15

Tags: #add-on #l4d #left4dead #left-4-dead #left-4-dead-2 #march #the-passing

Companies: #steam #valve

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.

The Passing 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.

Check out our [i]Left 4 Dead 2 review for more information on the latest game and let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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