Pre-Order Left 4 Dead, Play the Demo First

October 28, 2008

Pre-Order Left 4 Dead, Play the
Demo First

Xbox 360 and PC Pre-Order
Includes 10% Savings Plus Advance Demo Access

Valve today announced a special
promotion granting those who pre-order Left 4 Dead early access to the official

Left 4 Dead is the new survival
action 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.

Early access to the demo begins
Thursday, November 6 on both the Xbox 360 and the PC. This pre-order promotion
applies to all Steam PC pre-orders and all Xbox 360 and PC pre-orders from
participating retailers in North America. The demo will feature single player
and co-operative modes, supporting 1 to 4 player games.

On November 11 the demo will be made
available to all Xbox 360 and PC and gamers, with no obligation to purchase. The
demo concludes on November 18, when Left 4 Dead will be made available at retail
outlets across North America and worldwide via Steam.

This pre-order promotion is
scheduled in concert with the previously announced $10 million consumer launch
campaign that spans television, outdoor, print, and online advertising.

"Every time someone plays Left 4
Dead, we witness the most overwhelmingly positive reaction that we’ve seen from
any of our games," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "This
gives us tremendous confidence in the product and why we’ve taken the game on
the road, produced this pre-launch demo, and invested more advertising dollars
on the title than any prior release from Valve."

Playable in single player,
co-operative, and multiplayer modes, Left 4 Dead is one of the most anticipated
releases of 2008 and winner of numerous pre-launch awards, including Best of E3
from multiple outlets.

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