Resident Evil 6 And Left 4 Dead 2 PC Mashup!

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Believe it or not, i didn’t own a gaming console until recently. I actually grew up playing old school video games on personal computers. But eventually it seemed that every new game required some sort of hardware upgrade; a new video card, sound board, more RAM… or an “always-on” internet connection.

But recently PC gamers have found new ways to extend the life of their favorite games. By creating entirely new levels, maps and characters skins, many fans now simply regard an official release as a starting point! And perhaps no video game developer has embraced this trend more than Valve, makers of the Left 4 Dead series.

In addition to providing official editing tools and sanctioning fan made content, Valve continues to find new ways to please fans of their classic zombie video game franchise!

Capcom and Valve are pleased to announce the Resident Evil® 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project. This crossover project between two of the interactive entertainment industry’s most respected publishers will see characters from Left 4 Dead™ 2 featured exclusively in the forthcoming PC version of Resident Evil® 6, while enemies from Resident Evil 6 will invade the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. All content will be made available completely free for fans of either game to access and play.

Unfortunately console gamers like myself are going to miss out on all the fun. But we’ve included the official announcement in its entirety after the jump anyway… just in case you’re interested in learning more about this PC-only crossover event.

You can also read all the little details regarding the upcoming mashup simply by visiting the Left 4 Dead 2 blog. Or check out some amazing new screenshots and exclusive video via Brelston’s official blog post over at Capcom.

Capcom and Valve are pleased to announce the Resident Evil® 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project. This crossover project between two of the interactive entertainment industry’s most respected publishers will see characters from Left 4 Dead™ 2 featured exclusively in the forthcoming PC version of Resident Evil® 6, while enemies from Resident Evil 6 will invade the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. All content will be made available completely free for fans of either game to access and play.

Owners of Resident Evil 6 PC will be able to select one of four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2’s iconic cast – Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle – when playing PC exclusive mode, The Mercenaries No Mercy. Each character will have a special customized weapon load-out created just for use in Resident Evil 6. In addition to the four survivors, two of the infamous Special Infected zombies from the Left 4 Dead franchise – the Witch and Mini Tank – will also make a cameo appearance in this mode, relentlessly attacking players regardless of whether a character from Left 4 Dead 2 or Resident Evil 6 is chosen. This new and exclusive content will automatically be downloaded in the background to all owners of the PC version of Resident Evil 6 from April 5.

Making the leap to the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be some of Resident Evil 6’s most fearsome enemies – Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman. All three characters were brought to life in Left 4 Dead 2 by Valve’s renowned developers using its Steam Workshop tools. Owners of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be able to face a new deadly challenge when Resident Evil 6 characters infect Valve’s classic zombie title this spring.

Commenting on the crossover project, Chet Faliszek from Valve stated: “We’re huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it.”

Resident Evil 6 Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi added: “The Resident Evil 6 team really enjoyed working on this crossover, and we’re confident that our fans will have a great time with it too! We hope you enjoy this unique content.”

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One Response to Resident Evil 6 And Left 4 Dead 2 PC Mashup!

  1. steviegill says:

    Valve has supported Left 4Dead 2 very well over the past few years with plenty of free extra content (I think in part to make up for the controversial decision to release Left 4 Dead 2 only a year after the first game). And with Steam Workshop it’s really easy now to install community mods and maps, some of which are brilliant. Definitely an advantage of PC gaming.

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