For fans of Francis, Bill, Zoey and the ever popular Louis from the original Left 4 Dead; let the celebrations begin! This week Valve released The Passing, new dlc for Left 4 Dead 2 that creates a crossover event for the two groups of indomitable survivors. Set just after the events of Dead Center, you will have the opportunity to mingle with the original cast in a rural town in Georgia!
The Passing also introduces new events called "Mutations" that adds new twists to the Left 4 Dead mechanics. Each event will be weekly affairs and include modes such as "Realism Versus" and something called the "Chainsaw Massacre" which gives all players chainsaws with endless gasoline!
Valve, in its constant mission to take care of its fans will release a new Mutation each week, expanding gameplay and boosting playability. Currently there are over 20 Mutation Modes planned and they will be available across all Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns. Mutations will run for a week at a time and only be available to owners of The Passing.
The Passing also offers a new co-op challenge mode, support for the infected-bot play in Verses, the fallen survivor zombie class, the gold club as a melee weapon and the M-60 gun. It is now available for 560 Microsoft points, and is free for PC owners.
Make the jump for the full press release.
EXTERNAL PRESS RELEASE
This press release is from Electronic Arts's website.
LEFT 4 DEAD 2 THE PASSING COMING APRIL 22
Game Add-On Brings L4D1 Survivors Down South
April 20, 2010 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the first game add-on for its co-operative zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead 2 The Passing, is due for release Thursday, April 22 exclusively for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PC.
The first game add-on for Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) brings the original Left 4 Dead (L4D1) Survivors down south for a meeting with the L4D2 cast, while delivering new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay for the PC and Xbox 360.
The Passing also introduces a series of weekly game mode events dubbed "Mutations." These week-long runs of new gameplay modes range from "Realism Versus" mode to "Chainsaw Massacre," which gives all players chainsaws with an unlimited supply of gasoline. There are over 20 Mutations planned, each playable on all L4D2 Campaigns. Mutations are exclusively available to owners of "The Passing" DLC.
In addition, "The Passing" offers a new co-operative challenge mode of play, support for infected bot play in Versus, a new "uncommon common" zombie class (the fallen survivor), melee weapon (golf club), and firearm (M-60).
Available for 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 and free on the PC, "The Passing" takes place just after the Dead Center campaign of L4D2. Set in a small town in rural Georgia, players assume the role of the L4D2 Survivors as they meet with the L4D1 characters.