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Get ready to Sacrifice on October 5th

by: John -
More On: Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead 2
There are a few things that gets me excited these days when it comes to DLC. When new information for Left 4 Dead 1/2 DLC is announced, I'm there in a heart beat.

Valve announced today that The Sacrifice for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 will be out October 5th, or the day I spend online playing through the DLC instead of working. It's a sequel to The Passing and you get to decide who sacrifices themselves so the other three can survive and move onto the Passing DLC.

Left 4 Dead owners get the campaign along with versus and survival mode. Now, Left 4 Dead 2 owners can play through Sacrifice with the previous games' survivors and also pick up the No Mercy campaign to play with.  All the new items and zombies will be in the original campaign so you get to try out some new toys in an old setting.

As usual, you need to pony up money for the DLC on the 360 but PC gamers get it for free! I can't wait!
Latest DLC Coming to Both L4D1 & L4D2

September 27, 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 new add-on for its co-operative zombie thrillers -- "The Sacrifice," in development for both Left 4 Dead (L4D) and Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) -- is due for release on October 5, 2010.

"The Sacrifice" is the prequel to "The Passing," and takes place from the L4D Survivors' perspective as they make their way South. In addition to advancing the story, "The Sacrifice" introduces a new style finale featuring "Sacrificial Gameplay" where players get to decide who will give their life so the others may live.

The Sacrifice DLC for L4D1 is a seperate download than The Sacrifice for L4D2.

In The Sacrifice for Left 4 Dead 1 gamers receive the complete Sacrifice campaign with maps playable in Campaign, Versus, and Survival.

In The Sacrifice for Left 4 Dead 2 owners receive "The Sacrifice" campaign playable with the Left 4 Dead Survivors. In addition, those with Left 4 Dead 2 receive L4D's "No Mercy" campaign. Both campaigns are playable in Campaign, Versus, Survival, and Scavenge modes and both will feature the Left 4 Dead 2 Special Infected, items, and weapons. Yes, Zoey with a chainsaw!

Targeted for release on October 5th, "The Sacrifice" will be available for download on Xbox Live for 560 Microsoft Points and free to all PC gamers.