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E3 2009 – Microsoft Conference: Left 4 Dead 2

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Well when Valve said that they would be at E3, we all hoped that this is what they delivered (as well as some Portal 2 and Episode 3 love), and while the previous two titles may be MIA, Left 4 Dead 2 is thankfully a tangible, visceral reality; and one that is exclusive to 360 and PC owners on November 17th 2009.

The trailer that was shown was CG in nature but still managed to provide a number of informed glimpses as to what the sequel will offer. In terms of setting, the title appeared to be set during the day in what *seemed* to be a crowded Compton suburb in downtown Los Angeles, with the protagonists being predominantly African-American and the locales certainly evocative of the slum ghetto’s that are so much a part of films like Boys N The Hood and Menace II Society.

As far as new weaponry goes, there seemed to be a focus on melee weapons with axes, hammers and the ever enduring icon of zombie destruction; the chainsaw. No other details were currently available, but hopefully we’ll get the skinny on this welcome addition to the 360’s online FPS library sooner rather than later.

Written by bitsnark

June 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm

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