Left 4 Dead DLC reanimates this spring

Survival Pack for Valve's zombie shooter includes new multiplayer mode, two Versus campaigns; PC mod-making tool due at same time.

If anyone's going to profit from a zombie apocalypse, it may as well be Valve. Today, the Left 4 Dead publisher announced the first content expansion for Turtle Rock Studios' survival horror shooter, saying that the PC and Xbox 360 downloadable content will be available this spring.

Dubbed the Left 4 Dead Survival Pack, the add-on will include the titular multiplayer mode as well as two full campaigns for the Versus mode. Valve did not reveal details on what gamers can expect from Survival mode or the two campaigns, and it didn't provide pricing information. However, the game maker did say that the DLC would come packed in with the reissued Left 4 Dead: Critic's Choice Edition, which is expected to hit retail shelves this spring.

Valve also delivered good news for PC owners of the shooter. The publisher said that, beginning this spring, those who purchased the desktop edition of Left 4 Dead can download the game's software-development kit. The free mod-making tool will let gamers create their own custom levels and campaigns, which can then be distributed through Left 4 Dead's online matchmaking system.

Left 4 Dead is set in modern-day North America, in which the remnants of a town attempt to blast their way through an ocean of zombies lest they become infected themselves. The frenetic shooter relies heavily on cooperative play and supports up to four players at a time in online modes. Valve and Turtle Rock's shooter also includes competitive modes in which players can hunt or be hunted as part of the human or zombie factions.

For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Left 4 Dead.

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Tote_Gott
Tote_Gott

Personally I just wish that they would provide another couple of campaigns altogether. But at this point, after waiting so long, I'm willing to settle for anything that they're bundling into the DLC just so long as they hurry up and make it available on Xbox Live.

dwanewil
dwanewil

hockeydudejp17, A ps3 version is VERY unlikely. Valve uses, MS Visual Studio for almost all of their development. I feel sorry for PS3 owners. Enjoy your console and do your best to enjoy the limited market. Xbox Live "OWNS" regardless. Microsoft misses on many things, but they, "NAILED" it when it comes to, "Xbox Live". Quit hating and buy an Xbox 360! I am confident you will realize as many of my friends who own a PS3 (nice console and graphics) but when it comes to the ability to experience gameplay with instant satisfaction and enjoyment as a gamer, "Xbox Live" delivers! I am very satisfied with, "Xbox Live" and I have nothing but praise for the service. Please visit, http://www.valvesoftware.com/. Read and learn about the company and their history. I would not do justice trying to convey to you all the accolades, "Valve" (Steam) has achieved in years past as to how much positive influence they have had when it comes to the development of the on-line community. If you disregard my direction, then jby all means just keep wishing and miss out on the fun.

caboose84
caboose84

Haha, I'm assuming that the new maps are just the Death Toll and Dead Air campaigns (not saying this is bad) and Survival mode is just that, hold out against waves of Hoarde and Special Infected and try to beat your top score each time. I kind of hope I'm wrong about the maps and instead, I get George A, Romero's Dawn of the Dead mall and a snow level, but I won't complaine.

gobbo00
gobbo00

Valve need to sort out the hunters being able to move object's thus blocking your exit. That is just BS oh and rather than modes how about the extra campains plus old maps included it vs mode.

buft
buft

im looking forward this even if i have to pay

-Intellectual-
-Intellectual-

Valve always talk about giving free content, but I somehow doubt that for the Survival Pack DLC. I am sure they will charge for it on Steam and XBL.

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

YESSHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!1 *Coughs like smoker*

Ohaidere
Ohaidere

Mod's are cool except... have fun sifting through every crappy mod and/or map someone pulls out of their ass (Can anyone say CS_ICE45069560965869058 or scoutzknives?)

rocketman97
rocketman97

I really wish that somehow they would allow mods to at least be downloaded onto 360s for those of us unfortunate enough to have computers that cant run this great game.

Frosty192
Frosty192

....here comes the mods i have been waiting for haha

pakhair
pakhair

Thank goodness I bought it on PC

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

wait.. so this means they aren't going to fix whatever is wrong dead air/death toll to make them available to play in versus mode? ugh.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Great! This game is awesome, and I can't wait to play new campaign missions as well as other additional content!! Valve rocks!!!

hassy94
hassy94

And the person in the picture is what Francis was like at the beginning of development, they decided to change him as they did with Louis and Zoe (Louis had short hair and Zoe was ex-military like Bill). In fact, the only character to stay pretty much the same all the way through was Bill. And on an off-topic note: My favourite character is Bill, what's yours?

hassy94
hassy94

snake289, Gears of War is a completely different story as it is Published by Microsoft, and as I said pricing is up to the publisher (while being influenced by the developer), which in that case was Microsoft.

F4ll3n_1
F4ll3n_1

Oh dear - and I thought Valve were sensible! The two multiplayer maps should have been included with the retail version, and theres no doubt that additional "modes" should be free if TF2 is anything to go by.

thekodaman
thekodaman

I play the PC version and we probably will be forced to pay knowing what valve can be like sometimes. What I want to know is how they can contemplate making us buy this pack when half the servers either don't work full stop or randomly switch to Campaign mode in Versus or swap team members around - bugs like this mean you wait up to 30:00 mins and still not get a game - FIX THE PROBLEMS PLEASE VALVE!

Bhinder94
Bhinder94

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thekodaman
thekodaman

If the price is greater than £10.00 I shall be mightily peeved.

xdeiri
xdeiri

of course the expansion is by microsoft point, why making a game with maps shortage then make the expansion download able by money? what we paid you with rice for the original disk or what? and what about the tf2 expansion? dont lessen to microsoft valve they will only make you more greedy

destrozz
destrozz

Man.. the little voice im my head told me to buy this on PC. Oh well I still can get the new campaigns, and play with peeps from my friends list

Richard7666
Richard7666

Well done Valve. And good on them for making it free for PC users. At least they haven't sold their souls like all those other (ironically flailing) former PC-only developers.

Avals
Avals

Free? Thats great!

tmacman
tmacman

It's free on PC, go to the steam forums if you don't believe me

DoMiNiC147
DoMiNiC147

I'm glad that It coming for both xbox360 and PC.

gerudoman320
gerudoman320

am guess it wont...beleive me... ________________ !Join "The Survivors Left 4 Dead Union"

TfcIan
TfcIan

I'd guess the new versus campaigns are the ones they have not yet done. This new mode could be interesting. Don't let us down Valve. Btw, is it free or not?

gerudoman320
gerudoman320

I want more details, this is gonna be great...by the way, if you love Left 4 Dead...why not to join "The Survivors Left 4 Dead Union" ?...come on...join now :D

Crowebar
Crowebar

So who the hell is that guy in the pic above?!

snake289
snake289

@ hassy94 Wrong man MS made us have to pay for the Gears of War 1 DLC(Which went free like 4 months later)when Epic wanted it to be free from the start and the reason why The Orange Box DLC is still not out on the 360 is because Valve wanted it to be free like the PC version but again MS charged 800 points for it.

lamprey263
lamprey263

as long as it's no more than $10 I'll get it myself, this game is lots and lots of fun, I just started playing it again the other day, I bought it back when it came out but there were so many other games I got I ended up playing instead, like Gears 2, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Endwar, Motorstorm 2, Persona 4, Fallout 3, LBP, Fable II, now I'm finally playing this and it's sooo fun I don't know why I passed it up for so long

hassy94
hassy94

"Valve did not reveal details on what gamers can expect from Survival mode or the two campaigns," Oh, and this gives me the impression that there are 2 NEW campaigns (aswell as them 'porting' dead air and death toll to multiplayer versus.)

hassy94
hassy94

Hmm, microsoft don't force people to charge for DLC. Burnout has free DLC, so does Rainbow Six V2 and quite a few other games. It is fully the game's publisher's (EA's) decision. And that doesn't make me feel better about it.

hassy94
hassy94

If there's a critic's choice edition, then it will cost, if it didn't they wouldn't need to remake the game to include a free download. And don't say for people without live because if they didn't have live why would they need multiplayer DLC. Great, it's a fantastic game but we needed more content to start with. Hopefully the special edition is only being made to save people a download, and not some money.

King_Aragorn49
King_Aragorn49

Im pretty sure the Valve dont want to charge but Microsoft are making them, And I think the figure if they must charge X-360 users it would only be fair to charge com users too... Same thing happened with thier other game Team fortress?

albinojokerman
albinojokerman

I'm going to be really pissed if they make me pay for the other two versus mode maps... I'd expect better of Valve.

MarioBros12321
MarioBros12321

Im hoping that Survival Mode is something like Horde mode in Gears of war or something similar.

DerekVB
DerekVB

This is going to be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tylenol
Tylenol

I can't wait! This is a top notch quality shooter for the PC and I will glady shell out cash for any expansion pack.

Thing2
Thing2

TripSe7en no one ever used the term "expansion pack" because it's not, it's DLC, there's a difference. But I agree with some of you guys, if you compare it apples to apples with other online shooters it has like 20 "maps" it's just that Valve strung them together to make 4 campaigns, I think the terminology is throwing people off I'm not too big on vs, it's ok but I am totally addicted to playing campaigns online on no less than advanced, I love co-op, I love zombies and I love Valve. Personally I can't wait for the SDK, have you guys seen the Dead Before Dawn trailer? They have meticulously re-created the mall from Dawn of the Dead and I can't wait to play it. Or that some team out there is re-creating Resident Evil 2 and another team is re-creating Resident Evil 3 for L4D? There's some really nice looking user-made stuff coming and I like to fiddle with making maps myself go Valve, love ya'!

scar4ever
scar4ever

Calm down guys. Gabe replied to an email sent by a Steam user and confirmed that the DLC will be free for PC. Microlol will probably make them charge for it in 360.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

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shazam_lp
shazam_lp

PC Gaming is finally getting back its reputation. Hell yeah, can't wait for the DLC.

lowkey254
lowkey254

That's cool pc gamers can create their own stages. Too bad I have the console version.