During Microsoft's E3 press conference, the company announced the existence of Left 4 Dead 2, due on the 17 November for the Xbox 360 and PC.
The trailer shown during the conference saw some average Joe's battling off hordes of zombies with axes and chainsaws, with the result being predictably gory. Apparently, the added melee combat with give the game a lot more depth. Valve are promising a much bigger game this time around, more campaigns and more maps to play through.
"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, big cheese over at 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."
We'll have more on Left 4 Dead 2 during E3. Meanwhile, you can feast your eyes on the game's E3 trailer, just below this text.
The first Left 4 Dead game appeared late last year, and, like most people, we were very fond of it.