Valve announces their plans for showing off Left 4 Dead 2
at the Penny
Arcade Expo, where they will unveil the Dark Carnival campaign, the Jockey boss,
the "uncommon common" Zombie Clown, and items "being offered as a pre-sell
exclusive with select retailers." This is accompanied by a batch of new
Left 4 Dead
showing off these characters, and here's word:
Left 4 Dead
2 (L4D2), the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed action
thriller from Valve is being shown this weekend at The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX)
in Seattle, Washington.
The game is available to play, by the press and public, at Valve and Microsoft's
Xbox 360 booth.
After debuting "The Parish" campaign (set in the New Orleans' French Quarter) at
E3 and "Swamp Fever" at Comic Con San Diego, Dark Carnival is the third of the
five campaigns shipping with L4D2 this fall.
Valve is also unveiling a new Boss infected monster coming in the full version
of Left 4 Dead 2. Known as "The Jockey" this is the third new Boss infected from
L4D2 revealed thus far (the Charger was revealed at E3, The Spitter at Comic
Con). The Jockey lets you attack lone Survivors and wrestle control of their
movement away from them-into fire, off ledges, or straight into the middle of a
In addition to the new campaign and boss monster the PAX showing of L4D2 marks
the debut of the "Zombie Clown," the "uncommon common" exclusive to the Dark
Carnival campaign, and a few more of the 20-plus new items coming in the full
product (electric guitar, machete, and the American baseball bat being offered
as a pre-sell exclusive with select retailers).
Coming exclusively to Xbox 360 and PC on November 17, Left 4 Dead 2 promises to
set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009's