Left 4 Dead 2 Official Discussion Thread

June 01, 2009 @ 15:48:25 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Sequel to Best-Selling Co-op Thriller Coming This Holiday

June 1, 2009 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2), the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-operative multiplayer thriller.

Coming exclusively to Xbox 360 and PC, L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games and become one of 2009's marquee titles.

"A large part of how Left 4 Dead became 2008's top-selling new IP on Xbox 360 and the PC was the custom-tailored gameplay made possible by the AI Director," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "With the knowledge gained from creating the original, new technology, and a passionate team, L4D2 will set a new benchmark for cooperative action games."

Set for release on November 17, the title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more.

Introducing the AI Director 2.0, L4D's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

Featuring new Survivors, boss zombies, weapons, and items, Left 4 Dead 2 offers a much larger game than the original with more co-operative campaigns, more Versus campaigns, and maps for Survival mode available at launch.

Supported by a $10+ million marketing campaign, Left 4 Dead has sold over 2.5 million retail copies since it was released in November of 2008. Left 4 Dead 2 is targeted for release on Xbox 360 and the PC on November 17, 2009, and will be launched worldwide with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign across TV, Outdoor, and Online.

"Left 4 Dead was backed by our most aggressive advertising campaign to date, and resulted in a top 5 showing on two platforms during holiday 2008," said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. "Left 4 Dead 2 is a larger game and will be supported with even more consumer and retail advertising programs than the original."

Left 4 Dead 2 will be featured as the cover story on PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazines this month.


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June 01, 2009 @ 16:35:33 PM
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Can't wait for this, more maps, more weapons, different infected and survivors. smokeyface
June 01, 2009 @ 16:48:14 PM
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thats fucking stupid
just update l4d
June 01, 2009 @ 17:01:53 PM
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PC>Xbox
June 01, 2009 @ 22:18:43 PM
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looks fucking awesome
June 01, 2009 @ 22:48:12 PM
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badass. but i don't see why they don't just update L4D 1, doesn't seem very valve like to release a sequel so soon
June 01, 2009 @ 23:45:12 PM
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^ Why are you so good at Killzone 2? Your K/D is like 1200/400.tongueface
June 02, 2009 @ 04:21:29 AM
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lol me? i haven't played that game in like 2 months. it's too ez all of these shooters out now
June 02, 2009 @ 08:18:07 AM
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So no L4D for the ps triple? hahahaha, L4D is more like a kid game. When I used to play this game only all I heard was little kids screaming "ahhhh boomer" "I want to be the tank!"

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June 02, 2009 @ 08:21:58 AM
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I find it extremely awesome that they are in New Orleans.
June 02, 2009 @ 11:54:25 AM
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So no L4D for the ps triple? hahahaha, L4D is more like a kid game. When I used to play this game only all I heard was little kids screaming "ahhhh boomer" "I want to be the tank!"


Valve really doesn't like the Playstation 3, stating that it's too hard to program or something.
June 02, 2009 @ 16:11:14 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
badass. but i don't see why they don't just update L4D 1, doesn't seem very valve like to release a sequel so soon

pretty much exactly how i feel
it seems like they just want some more money
July 02, 2009 @ 18:17:22 PM
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It looks like it should've been a DLC package instead of a whole 'nother game.
July 05, 2009 @ 10:17:10 AM
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Can't wait will defenitly cop.
July 06, 2009 @ 00:46:04 AM
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cannot wait for this!!
July 08, 2009 @ 04:21:49 AM
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looks like a pass for me. doesn't seem like a big enough leap to justify 60 bucks

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July 09, 2009 @ 21:43:33 PM
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gonna be giving dudes bats, hockey sticks, and chainsaws! haha, can't wait
July 10, 2009 @ 17:18:34 PM
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This is gonna be awesome
July 11, 2009 @ 14:22:43 PM
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Fall 09 has some fucking crazy games blushing
July 11, 2009 @ 14:27:54 PM
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gonna take a pass on this
July 13, 2009 @ 17:46:17 PM
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i can't wait for this shit.

melee weapons finally?! EPIC WIN.
July 14, 2009 @ 21:56:45 PM
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they should've just did an update or something like how fallout3 does it..
July 15, 2009 @ 08:01:04 AM
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i need that
July 17, 2009 @ 14:58:10 PM
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i cant wait for this to drop. i hope its longer though.
July 19, 2009 @ 09:21:35 AM
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its really sad because the creators left so many bug on the first one..now they are making a second one?? ridiculous..
December 01, 2010 @ 02:00:04 AM
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made this shit a few months after the first game came out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b-ip1WpfOE


..I did not choose the song, my neighbor did
December 06, 2010 @ 10:06:12 AM
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Best game ever cause i got it for $6.43 from steam.
December 07, 2010 @ 06:02:34 AM
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Best game ever cause i got it for $6.43 from steam.


yeah same

was late on this...
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