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Valve have announced today that Francis, Bill, Zoey and Louis from Left 4 Dead 1 are about to journey south to team up with Coach, Rochelle, Ellis and Nick in the very first add-on to Left 4 Dead 2.

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Valve have announced today that Francis, Bill, Zoey and Louis from Left 4 Dead 1 are about to journey south to team up with Coach, Rochelle, Ellis and Nick in the very first add-on to Left 4 Dead 2.

The new campaign entitled "The Passing" takes place just after the "Dead Center" campaign and will include a new uncommon common infected class and also a couple of new weapons. Anyway, instead of me having to reword it all and pound on my keyboard till my fingers bleed, I'll simply quote what appeared on the Steam Community L4D2 Group today...

Valve wrote: 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.

Targeted for release in early spring, "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.

In addition to the new co-operative campaign and associated narrative, "The Passing" will include new arenas for Survival, Versus and Scavenge mode and introduce a new co-operative challenge mode of play. The Passing will also include a new "uncommon common" zombie class, melee weapon, and firearm.

"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 Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. "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."


Many of us have speculated in the past about how interesting and fun it would be if the original survivors were brought back to play a roll in L4D2, so this is great news and something to really look forward to this coming Spring 2010, and hopefully it's just the first add-on of many! Fingers Crossed!

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

I'm wondering if there will be 8 player levels! XD

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HounderKnight
HounderKnight

That certainly would be interesting... definitely eager to see how this turns out

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Orion Author
Orion

Indeed. An 8 Player Co-Op mode would certainly be awesome! Lets Hope! :)

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RockerFox
RockerFox

YES!!! the two teams of survivors were awesome enough apart but together, that's just crazy! That will probably open up some new story elements. Oh and the new weapons and uncommon common are cool to.

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mod-man-8
mod-man-8

Once it's released, who's betting the community will edit into a versus game of l4d Vs. L4d2?

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444

This whould be awesome! I wonder if those who hate L4D2 will buy it because of this hmm.. They sure miss something awesome if they don't

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex

but if the 8player coop the name of the game is kinda off:D but i agree 8 player will be awesome:D

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cW#Ravenblood

awesome!
8 Players?! AWESOME

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Tyrell
Tyrell

Any updates for L4D? Not worth to hold your breath for. Im gonna wait til L4D3 comes out, it should be next year if they keep up

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5P3C7R3
5P3C7R3

When's Spring 2010?

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ghost_rider
ghost_rider

I could imagine the L4D survivors running around with melee weapons...

Lol.

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Dig1tal_Cha0s
Dig1tal_Cha0s

Its been confirmed there will not be 8 player co-op already.

Also not to be an *** or anything but this dlc has everything they said would be in the l4d1 dlc. New infected, maps and weapons.

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mikaelqz
mikaelqz

Yay

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Detnaite
Detnaite

There should be two teams of survivors and infected with different starting points. Lets not keep em together but instead there should be a scripted randomization so that Survivor A could be on a team with all l4d2 besides Survivor B or like example: Ellis,Zoey,Nick,Louis. Just an idea which will never get anything but a glance at. It would be interesting to see such a thing.

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Kjrov
Kjrov

Ellis, Coach, Nick and Zoey FTW.

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