E3 09: Left 4 Dead 2 Announced for the Xbox 360 and PC
Valve has just announced during the E3 Xbox 360 press conference, that Left 4 Dead 2 is making its way on the 360 as well as the PC, exclusively The title will include a new feature where players will be able to use melee combat, which includes weapons like; a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat and among others.
You can bet because the game will focus more on close combat and given the talent at Valve, the gameplay mechanics will be far deeper than the first installment.
“A large part of how Left 4 Dead became 2008′s top-selling new IP on Xbox 360 and the PC was the custom-tailored gameplay made possible by the AI Director,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “With the knowledge gained from creating the original, new technology, and a passionate team, L4D2 will set a new benchmark for cooperative action games.”
The zombie first-person shooter will introduce “AI Director 2.0,” which is code for more dynamic changeable gameplay. The technology will allow the developers to enhance the level by “procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players’ performance.” This will ultimately allow the player feel like they are playing a new level, even though they might have gone through it multiple times before.
Left 4 Dead 2 is slated for a November 17, 2009 release date.