Today the Left 4 Dead team at Valve announced that the new Crash Course DLC will be made available to download next Tuesday September 29th!
Valve wrote: L4D1 DLC2 Expands Award-Winning Game
September 23, 2009 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced that Crash Course -- the second downloadable content (DLC) update for its co-operative zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead (L4D) -- will be made available worldwide on September 29 on XBOX 360 and PC.
Crash Course delivers new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay to both platforms, and bridges the gap between the end of the "No Mercy" campaign and the beginning of "Death Toll" in the original game.
While containing both Survival maps and a Co-operative Campaign, the primary goal of Crash Course is to deliver a complete Versus mode experience in just 30 minutes, resulting in a streamlined version of the game's existing Versus campaigns. A recharge timer for infected teammates has also been added, and item spawn behavior has changed for more balanced gameplay.
Left 4 Dead is an action horror game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 50 industry awards from outlets around the world and sold almost 3 million copies worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.l4d.com.
This news comes alongside the todays announcement by EA (at a press conference in Tokyo) that the Left 4 Dead 2 Demo will be out next month, apparently on the 27th of October. However, it is still unclear whether or not the Demo will be for everyone or only for those who pre-order the full title. It is also unknown which maps will be included in the demo. I suppose we will simply have to wait for a more informative announcement from the powers that be at Valve.
In the meantime whilst we wait for more L4D2 Demo news... Lets all blow the dust off our copies of Left 4 Dead and get ready for Crash Course! See you ingame!