Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Games: New Left 4 Dead Missions and Comic!

The game Left for Dead has been around for a while, and has been a firm favourite of mine, as it involves three things that always seem to equal fun: Chainsaws. Zombies. Blood. The stylings of this game helps to set a fun b-movie atmosphere as you team up with 3 other players against an unending horde of zombies!

In this photo "The Sacrifice" appears to be a zombie!!! (of course)

"Welcome to the first chapter in our four-part Left 4 Dead comic, the Sacrifice! Find out what happens after the military rescued Francis, Louis, Zoey, and Bill at the end of the original Left 4 Dead in four weekly installments, each a whopping 40-plus pages of story and art. Then, download the new DLC “The Sacrifice”, where we put the story’s conclusion into your hands."
For those who don't know it (you would have to have been hiding in your zompocalypse fallout shelter not to) there is a new mission pack coming on the 5th October, well in time for halloween. But first there has been a online comic book released to help set the mood!

More details about this and "the Sacrifice" campaign after the jump!

The site shows 4 parts to the Comic, the first coming today and then in weekly installments (21st, 28th Sept and 5th Oct) leading up to the final part on the 5th of October when the addon itself is released!

The comic deals with the protagonists of the first Left 4 Dead game as they struggle against the horde of zombies after the end of the game. It acts as a bridge between the stories of the first and second game, and is a perfect prelude for the new sacrifice campain that deals with both arcs of the story.
The whole comic can be read here: Official Site!

"The Sacrifice" addon itself is for both the original Left 4 Dead and its Sequel Left 4 Dead 2.

As you can see it more than meets the requirements for a large number of zombies.

The story ties together the stories of the two games (which both deal with different groups of 4 survivors) and shall deal with how one of the original members of the first game was lost to the zombie horde. This choice shall of course be left up to the players of the game!

The addon pack itself is completely free for PC users (though it's 560ms points for Xbox 360 owners) and is released on the 5th of October! Everyone go practice for the oncoming apocalypse!!

For those who don't already own this game (shame on you!) this is a little video I made of the second "Dark Carnival" mission to illustrate what a wonderful game it is! (cut to 3.00 for chainsaw action!!!)

The game can be bought and downloaded from the steam store for PC: Official store
Or, bought from all good game shops for PC/Xbox 360

Left 4 Dead official site


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