Left 4 Dead Survivors gets a first trailer

It’s 4 versus 1000 in Japanese arcades.

Left 4 Dead Survivors, an arcade version of Valve’s multiplayer first-person shooter, has released its first gameplay trailer.

Valve has partnered with Japanese publisher Taito for the game, which seems to mix content from both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Surprisingly, Left 4 Dead Survivors looks almost indistinguishable from the original games, though it could look much different by the time it’s released.

In 2006, Taito released Half-Life 2: Survivor for Japanese arcades. As you can see in this video, it added flashing arrows that point you in the right direction, points, and other elements that would complement a quicker arcade experience.

Left 4 Dead Survivors will release in Japanese arcades later this year.

There is growing speculation that Valve is working on a third entry in the Left 4 Dead series. Left 4 Dead 3 was spotted in a project tracker last June, and another listing for the game appeared just months later. The original Left 4 Dead launched in October 2008, with its sequel, Left 4 Dead 2, arriving just one year later.

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99 comments
chechak7
chechak7

lol Japanese people and horror can imagine 

kralore
kralore

All your saferoom are belong to us!!!!

maximo
maximo

listen to that girl. sounds like a anime sex scene

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Why is a 5 year old girl with them the whole time?  At least that's what one of the voices sounds like.

Essian
Essian

Do people really still play L4D2 on PC?

d-man
d-man

Two minutes of my life I'll never get back.

d33pak001
d33pak001

PLAY L4D  OR SHOT BY ZOMBIE..ZOMBIE...ZOMBIEs

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

....that was most confusing thing I've seen in recent memory.

DefconRave
DefconRave

I want to play l4d 2 with the japanese voice overs, would be hilarious XD.


Free dlc Valve?

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

Looks the same, they only added a japanese language pack and some cheesy lines to make it look different. Why can't they just make L4D3 already ? Or HL3 ? Why are they so afraid of number 3 ?

andmcq
andmcq

Needs more L4D3.

mesomorphin
mesomorphin

Wait what is this? an arcade game? is it even developed by Valve" Why are there typo's in the trailer and is it still a Xbox exclusive?

KatsiJohn
KatsiJohn

Japanese sound hilarious or is it just me?

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

Looks fun, but they used the wrong word for "shoot" in that trailer

Jas0n94
Jas0n94

I don't want to live on this planet any more.

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

Why did the captions turn into english? They were so bad "Zombie and zombie and zombies", "Run and shot" and best of all "Help each other!"

hardeddie
hardeddie

One of the perks residing in Tokyo and married to a Japanese, its not difficult to track down your employees during lunch hour at the 3 arcades located side by side next to the office. I will ask them to join me for few rounds on this new arcade if I can manage to pull them off their Pachinko. Cant wait :D

LonelyHippie27
LonelyHippie27

L4D3 would be awesome. They're working on a bad ass game for next gen right now, looks pretty cool. I think its Evolve or something like that

balintcsikos
balintcsikos

The scenery reminds me of Resident Evil 3

Zepthire95
Zepthire95

Could they really not have found a voice actor for Zoey that doesn't sound like an 8 year old schoolgirl?

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

Soooo....L4D2 The Arcade? This reminds me of those poor Resident Evil arcade games they released.

Crzy1
Crzy1

That field of view, though!

catsimboy
catsimboy

Further proof Valve will do ANYTHING besides make Half Life 3. I guess we should look forward to the Team Fortress 2 theme restaurant next followed by the Portal themed dietary supplement line (made with real moon rocks).

Stiler
Stiler

The engrish is strong in this trailer.

blacksaibot
blacksaibot

This has to be one of the worst trailers I have ever seen produced.

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

Haven't played L4D2 in about 3 years, fun while it lasted.

nurnberg
nurnberg

What, an arcade game?  They still make those?

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

I hate that language so much. It just sounds bad,not credible and a nuisance to the ears. 

d33pak001
d33pak001

@d-man  Well I learned lots of new stuff in that video. Especially that you don't walk nonchalantly towards a witch or else u gonna get a Witch Whoppin'

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

I would agree with this, when you go to an arcade they mostly only have old games or the same game they had for 10 years ago (my area) wish they had new games

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@DefconRave Makes sense, when I play soccer games I want to hear Spanish announcers.  Though I don't understand Spanish, it gives it that authentic feel...

deathwish026
deathwish026

@mesomorphin  nooo this is an actual ARCADE game. you know where u go to arcade and play stuff like time crisis ? well there will be a left 4 dead machine there aswell now... only in japan tho ha.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

It usually depends on characters, if the game characters are American and the setting is in the US, its funny hearing the character speaking in Japanese,

equisinfinito
equisinfinito

It's not valve that's working on Evolve, its another team that were part of valve and that created the first L4D.

ricobravo
ricobravo

If you find yourself in Japan, check out the arcade that is on every corner out there lol

ACMC85
ACMC85

@gameroutlawzz LOL, just your opinion. Doesn't mean you're right or even thought about what you were saying. I'm not a fan of any stupidity, but you have a right to voice it.