Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Left 4 Dead 2 Announced

l4d2_pc_box.jpg - 894,699 bytes Valve announces Left 4 Dead 2, a sequel to their multiplayer zombie shooter slated for release exclusively on PC and Xbox 360 on November 17, almost exactly a year after the release of the first Left 4 Dead. There's a hands-on preview of the game on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and as this release describes, the sequel adds new items, melee combat, and more zombies:

June 1, 2009 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2), the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-operative multiplayer thriller.

Coming exclusively to Xbox 360 and PC, L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009's marquee titles.

"A large part of how Left 4 Dead became 2008's top-selling new IP on Xbox 360 and the PC was the custom-tailored gameplay made possible by the AI Director," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "With the knowledge gained from creating the original, new technology, and a passionate team, L4D2 will set a new benchmark for cooperative action games."

Set for release on November 17, the title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

Introducing the AI Director 2.0, L4D's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

Featuring new Survivors, boss zombies, weapons, and items, Left 4 Dead 2 offers a much larger game than the original with more co-operative campaigns, more Versus campaigns, and maps for Survival mode available at launch.

Supported by a $10+ million marketing campaign, Left 4 Dead has sold over 2.5 million retail copies since it was released in November of 2008. Left 4 Dead 2 is targeted for release on Xbox 360 and the PC on November 17, 2009, and will be launched worldwide with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign across TV, Outdoor, and Online.

"Left 4 Dead was backed by our most aggressive advertising campaign to date, and resulted in a top 5 showing on two platforms during holiday 2008," said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. "Left 4 Dead 2 is a larger game and will be supported with even more consumer and retail advertising programs than the original."

Left 4 Dead 2 will be featured as the cover story on PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazines this month. For more information, please visit www.l4d.com

View
131. Re: L4D2 Announced Jun 2, 2009, 16:34 Krovven
 
Back that up with something chief.

I already have, many times, including my posts yesterday. You want to continue to argue it, have fun.

And why would they do such a generous thing Dagok?

You were the one saying they were going to bundle the L4D content...so maybe answer your own question instead of trying to argue with me over something YOU said. As for the gifting of L4D...why wouldn't they? They did it with the Orange Box (precedent set) and they stated it's something they are considering.

They've said a lot of things about Left4Dead and not all of it came true.

Every single developer has said things and have had their plans change. Valve is no different. You can hold it over them all you like, but I really don't see the point in hanging them for it. It's not like they pulled a Crytek and announced they were dropping support for the game and a week later announced a new product. They announced a new product and have stated they will continue to have releases for L4D, and may even bundle them together. Details of this we wont know for awhile...so I don't see the point of bitching about it until we do know the facts. It's not like what EA does where they are shutting down servers rendering the MP game useless so they can sell the new game.

So you have read everything there is on the Internet to do with this game already? No? So why would you expect everyone else to have done so? That's the point.

Bullshit. I even corrected you that I did not say "everyone", you did. Either quote me properly or just STFU.

Yeah, you just totally ignore their very valid reasons to complain and call them names

Scuse me what? I have not insulted you or anyone else directly. I said that "any retard" could type ign.com, and I referred to the "asshats" that were call others "fanbois". So stop making this personal bullshit up to redirect from the actual discussion.

That's not what people wanted. They wanted new stuff, people always want new stuff, they rarely want rehashed content.

A perfect example of how so many gamers these days are self-entitled pricks. You expect everything your way and you expect everything for free. It's been clearly stated and is very obvious that L4D2 is far more than the scope of a bit of DLC. And to sound like a broken record, they have also stated that they will continue support for L4D.

As someone who played DT/DA in Versus before the patch, I can tell you that all they lacked was boundary points and visual cues for infected ladders.

Good for you, you played maps unfinished for Versus mode. Far more has changed in the maps other than the ladders and boundary points.

Survival mode is a bunch of existing maps, modified spawning and a TIMER. Give me a break.

Good to know exactly how ignorant you are. Those maps for Survival may be sections of maps that already exist, but they have been modified quite a lot to suit Survival mode. They are not direct copy and paste jobs. I don't expect someone that is just looking to argue to look objectively at the work done, whether they liked that work or not.

Just stop acting like everyone else should be happy to slop up bullshit when served to them just because you will.

Nobody is asking that. But be reasonable, be objective, wait for clear facts and stop being such a whiney bitch ass troll.

I'm done debating this with you. I've let it take up too much of my time at work (luckilly it's not too busy). If anyone else cares to discuss the game, I'll be glad to talk about it.

 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Jun 1, 14:34 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced RazorWynd
  2. Jun 1, 14:36  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Beamer
  3. Jun 1, 14:37 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Tumbler
  6. Jun 1, 14:39  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Creston
  7. Jun 1, 14:40  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Agent.X7
  4. Jun 1, 14:38 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Iridium
  11. Jun 1, 14:50  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced vrok
  5. Jun 1, 14:39 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced necrosis
  8. Jun 1, 14:40  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  9. Jun 1, 14:42  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Agent.X7
  10. Jun 1, 14:48   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Aero
  12. Jun 1, 14:52 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Wolfox
  13. Jun 1, 14:56  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Zavy
  14. Jun 1, 15:00   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  15. Jun 1, 15:13    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced n0slet
  19. Jun 1, 15:29     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Techie714
  22. Jun 1, 15:41  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Elessar
  16. Jun 1, 15:25 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Veinman
  17. Jun 1, 15:26 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Z9000
  18. Jun 1, 15:27 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced DangerDog
  20. Jun 1, 15:31 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced RP
  21. Jun 1, 15:35  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  24. Jun 1, 15:43   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  31. Jun 1, 15:59  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Efflixi
  32. Jun 1, 16:01   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced nin
  33. Jun 1, 16:04    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  23. Jun 1, 15:41 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Wolfox
  25. Jun 1, 15:47 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Dades
  26. Jun 1, 15:48 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Tumbler
  27. Jun 1, 15:49 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced RP
  30. Jun 1, 15:58  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  34. Jun 1, 16:04  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced DG
  28. Jun 1, 15:52 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  29. Jun 1, 15:58  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Fuzzmatang
  35. Jun 1, 16:06  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  36. Jun 1, 16:08   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  37. Jun 1, 16:11    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  38. Jun 1, 16:12     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  40. Jun 1, 16:15      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Elf Shot The Food
  39. Jun 1, 16:15   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  41. Jun 1, 16:16    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  42. Jun 1, 16:20     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  44. Jun 1, 16:22      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  43. Jun 1, 16:21     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  45. Jun 1, 16:23      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  47. Jun 1, 16:24       Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  48. Jun 1, 16:33        Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  50. Jun 1, 16:38         Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  51. Jun 1, 16:39          Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  59. Jun 1, 16:49           Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced PHJF
  61. Jun 1, 16:50            Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  54. Jun 1, 16:43          Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  56. Jun 1, 16:46           Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  62. Jun 1, 16:50            Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  117. Jun 2, 11:49             Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced JohnnyRotten
  49. Jun 1, 16:38        Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  52. Jun 1, 16:40         Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  58. Jun 1, 16:48         Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  53. Jun 1, 16:41        Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  55. Jun 1, 16:44         Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  57. Jun 1, 16:47          Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  60. Jun 1, 16:49           Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  77. Jun 1, 17:29            Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced elefunk
  46. Jun 1, 16:24     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Wowbagger_TIP
  64. Jun 1, 16:53     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Jow
  68. Jun 1, 17:03      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced PHJF
  75. Jun 1, 17:22       Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  76. Jun 1, 17:26        Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced xXBatmanXx
  118. Jun 2, 12:07         Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced JohnnyRotten
  63. Jun 1, 16:52    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  67. Jun 1, 17:00     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced dubfanatic
  71. Jun 1, 17:13      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  69. Jun 1, 17:07     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced  Blue 
  73. Jun 1, 17:16      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Prez
  65. Jun 1, 16:57 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Wolfox
  66. Jun 1, 16:58 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  86. Jun 1, 18:23  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Belzabub
  87. Jun 1, 18:30   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  88. Jun 1, 18:34    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  90. Jun 1, 18:41     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  92. Jun 1, 19:00      Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Asmodai
  93. Jun 1, 19:06       Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Morgan19
  91. Jun 1, 18:51    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Kosumo
  70. Jun 1, 17:10 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Rossafur
  72. Jun 1, 17:15 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Dades
  74. Jun 1, 17:21 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced xXBatmanXx
  78. Jun 1, 17:34 Re: re space captain
  79. Jun 1, 17:40  Re: re Caveman
  80. Jun 1, 17:53   Re: re Cutter
  96. Jun 1, 19:33   Re: re Prez
  97. Jun 1, 19:45    Re: re elefunk
  112. Jun 2, 03:00     Re: re Prez
  113. Jun 2, 03:10      Re: re Yifes
  81. Jun 1, 18:02 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  82. Jun 1, 18:12  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Caveman
  84. Jun 1, 18:17  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  83. Jun 1, 18:14 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced kibbled
  85. Jun 1, 18:20  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Thermopyle
  89. Jun 1, 18:41 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Dades
  94. Jun 1, 19:06 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced xXBatmanXx
  95. Jun 1, 19:11 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  98. Jun 1, 19:58  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Krovven
  99. Jun 1, 20:24 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  100. Jun 1, 20:29 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Dades
  101. Jun 1, 20:41 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Sepharo
  102. Jun 1, 21:00  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Kosumo
  105. Jun 1, 22:18  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced nin
  106. Jun 1, 22:38  Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced ViRGE
  107. Jun 1, 22:48   Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced Kosumo
  108. Jun 1, 23:19    Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced ViRGE
  109. Jun 1, 23:27     Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced PHJF
  103. Jun 1, 21:46 Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  104. Jun 1, 21:52 Re: L4D2 Announced Z9000
  110. Jun 2, 01:53 Re: L4D2 Announced xXBatmanXx
  111. Jun 2, 02:51  Re: L4D2 Announced Yifes
  119. Jun 2, 12:31   Re: L4D2 Announced xXBatmanXx
  126. Jun 2, 14:37    Re: Batman Yifes
  128. Jun 2, 15:27     Re: Batman Krovven
  116. Jun 2, 10:11  Re: L4D2 Announced Agent.X7
  114. Jun 2, 04:30 Re: L4D2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  115. Jun 2, 09:21 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  120. Jun 2, 12:38 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  121. Jun 2, 12:48 Re: L4D2 Announced Tumbler
  122. Jun 2, 12:55  Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  123. Jun 2, 13:16 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  124. Jun 2, 13:44  Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  133. Jun 2, 17:11   Re: L4D2 Announced xXBatmanXx
  130. Jun 2, 15:59  Re: L4D2 Announced Prez
  132. Jun 2, 16:40   Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  125. Jun 2, 14:09 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  127. Jun 2, 15:18  Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  129. Jun 2, 15:51 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
>> 131. Jun 2, 16:34  Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  134. Jun 2, 17:54 Re: L4D2 Announced Dades
  135. Jun 2, 19:46  Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  136. Jun 2, 20:00 Re: L4D2 Announced Dades
  137. Jun 2, 20:20  Re: L4D2 Announced Kosumo
  138. Jun 2, 20:26   Re: L4D2 Announced Prez
  139. Jun 2, 21:50  Re: L4D2 Announced Krovven
  140. Jun 2, 23:09   Re: L4D2 Announced Sepharo
  141. Jun 2, 23:27    Re: L4D2 Announced Prez
  145. Jun 4, 00:04   Re: L4D2 Announced Jerykk
  147. Jun 5, 14:39    Re: L4D2 Announced Masa
  142. Jun 2, 23:38 Re: L4D2 Announced Dades
  143. Jun 3, 06:29 Re: L4D2 Announced theyarecomingforyou
  144. Jun 3, 08:32 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  149. Jun 5, 16:42  Re: L4D2 Announced Bhruic
  146. Jun 4, 08:53 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  148. Jun 5, 14:47 Re: L4D2 Announced Verno
  150. Jun 7, 01:25 Re: L4D2 Announced The PC Warrior


footer

Blue's News logo