Over the weekend word got out that the upcoming DLC for Left 4 Dead 2, dubbed ‘The Passing,’ will not make its original release date of “late March.”
While this is disappointing news, gamers will be pleased to know that the DLC will only cost 560 Microsoft Points ($7) on the Xbox 360. Not a bad price considering the content the expansion adds: a golf club for melee, an M60 machine gun, multiple new game modes, a new ‘Fallen Survivor’ special infected and a ‘Witch Bride.’
As of right now there has been no mention as to whether or not PC gamers will have to pay for this new content. The original Left 4 Dead had the Crash Course DLC pack, which was free for PC gamers but cost Xbox owners 560 Microsoft Points. Hopefully Valve will take the same route with The Passing.
For those of you who don’t know, The Passing sees Coach and crew meeting up with the cast from the original L4D, well some of them. Valve has recently stated that only three of the survivors from L4D make it into the DLC, implying that Bill, Zoey, Francis, or Louis died in the events after L4D. Valve has said in the past that “a month or so” after The Passing hits, they will release another batch of DLC for L4D showing how the four survivors made it to the South.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m extremely distraught over losing one of the original cast members. Valve has done such a fantastic job of giving each character their own personality that I really don’t think I can bear to lose one of them. Am I strange for growing attached to these characters? Also, who do you guys think is going to bite the big one? Let us know by leaving a comment below.