Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Left 4 Dead 2 Brings Big Trouble to the Big Easy

Oddly enough, blasting through hordes of ravenous zombies is a great form of stress relief, which is probably why Valve’s Left 4 Dead is one of the most satisfying multiplayer experiences in gaming today. But did you know there’s a sequel on the way? Rev those chainsaws, because Left 4 Dead 2 invades Xbox 360s and PCs on November 17.

Wait, did I say chainsaws? That’s right, boys and girls. In addition to new campaigns, guns, characters and enemy types, L4D2 boasts melee weapons such as fire axes, baseball bats and the aforementioned motorized splatter machines.

Set in and around New Orleans, LFD2 includes five campaigns and four different gameplay modes, including campaign, versus, survival and a fourth secret mode, Joystiq reports. While I would probably prefer a downloadable expansion to the first game as opposed to a full-fledged sequel, there’s really no reason why this shouldn’t warrant an immediate purchase once it lurches its way to store shelves later this year.

Watch the awesomely gory (and gorily awesome) teaser trailer (via G4) below.

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