September 4, 2009
Left 4 Dead 2 at PAX
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
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 zombie horde.
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
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 marquee titles.
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