Capcom And Valve Team Up For Resident Evil 6 X Left 4 Dead 2 Crossover

Suddenly, the mother of all zombie apocalypses is about to happen. This just wound up in our inbox...

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 customised 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."

More as we learn it.

Update: Here's a developer diary from RE6 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, courtesy of Capcom.


    Yet no sign of L4D3...

      Valve can't count to three - it is known :P

        Yeah but you don't want to rush it and screw it up. That's what valve is doing, though we've all seen duke nukem forever. Really its a race against time which can't be rushed if you want the game to be just as good or better than its predecessor.

    Free content is always welcome... But I couldn't help but think the forerunner in hat based warefare could use this too

      Hats gets enough updates as it is. Valve needs to start spreading the love to its other franchises.

    This must be a good thing if you're a fan of RE, which I'm not. I love my infected, mutants are very hit and miss in these games and Valve did it right. For me, RE is way too over the top with it's mutants, monsters and genetically engineered creatures.

    But yeah, why no L4D3 news, V, why...? :(

    Great. I really didn't want to own this game on 3 platforms (to be fair, I only bought on PS3 to get the back-catalogue), but that is just so very tempting.

    EDIT: Generally a good idea to read the article before posting. Looking forward to getting some Resident Evil beasties in my sights in L4D2.

    Last edited 16/03/13 9:54 pm

    This is a really cool idea! It's great to see game companies collaborate like this even if it is just for fan service.

    id love to see a Xmen X L4D - that could make for some interesting and awesome fun.

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