Fresh Meat For L4D(2): The Sacrifice Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on October 1st, 2010 at 9:18 am.


Welcome to October, via more zombie drama for Friday morning. The Sacrifice, the latest DLC for both Left 4 Dead and its sequel, is arriving on PC on 5th October. Rather looking forward to this one, I have to say.

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  1. Left 4 Dead says:

    I’m playing this on Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 right when it comes out.

    • battles_atlas says:

      One man co-op on two different platforms at once? I’m confused

  2. Angryinternetman says:

    That trailer looks really nice!

  3. Huggster says:

    Now THAT is a well directed trailer, unlike the previous F3AR one.

  4. Tei says:

    If thats how things ends, probably is a better idea to read it first on the comic, then watch this video.

  5. warth0g says:

    Erm best trailer ever? Instills much optimism for the Valve made HL2 film…

  6. TooNu says:

    And that’s how awesome is defined.

  7. Baka says:

    [Clay Davis] Shieet [/Clay Davis]
    Valve directing just never ceases to amaze me.

  8. Rinox says:

    Goosebumps! Can’t wait to get the ole’ autoshotty out with my friends again.

    And then, hopefully, a midnight riders campaign/game? I can dream!

  9. Spatula says:

    Wow. Understated yet powerfuly [/film-snob]

    Valve. Make a feature-length film. Pretty please.

  10. Sinomatic says:

    I take back what I said on the TF2 post, I’ll happily be called a rabid Valve fangirl after watching this.

    How on earth am I going to get any revision done for my exam on the 12th? HOW?!

  11. KillahMate says:

    Best ever? Sorry, it’s really good, but it’s not even Valve’s best ever. that would be this little Clutch number. (Yes, I know EA actually made it, but still.)

    My musical preferences may be influencing me though.

  12. jeremypeel says:

    So good I watched it twice.

    I love the offhand significance of Zoey tossing Louis that katana.

    And Francis’ stoicism.

    And Valve.

  13. Flippy says:

    I hope tis means we can play 8 player coop, L4D1 players as the L4D1 cast, and L4D2 players as L4D2 cast. I wish i wish….

  14. DXN says:

    *shivers*

  15. SuperNashwan says:

    Excellent trailer, but just goes to show how much more character the L4D1 survivors have over the L4D2 cast.

    • DrGonzo says:

      I really don’t agree with that. I like Francis and Zoey from the first game, I like Ellis and Nick from the second.

  16. Ben Teller says:

    Nice Trailer. Check out this HD Trailer.

  17. Jimmy Jazz says:

    Hooo, I used to play Bill all the time. I was like “Nooooo Bill!” when I saw his body by the generator.

    I’m totally playing Bill again in this DLC.

  18. GHudston says:

    All the new features of L4D2 with the characters and atmosphere of the first game? Hell, it’s about time!

    Absolutely fantastic trailer. I missed these guys!

  19. skinlo says:

    I can’t wait for this, No Mercy is coming out as well, the best (imo) campaign from L4D1, except with all the anti closet camping infected of the second game :D

    • Dominic White says:

      As they’ve clearly got the framework worked out, I’d love to see them port the other L4D1 levels to the sequel. Yeah, it’d cause the first game to be phased out eventually, but it would also mean that L4D2 would become an enormous supergame on-par with TF2.

  20. Deston says:

    Yeah, this is a seriously sleek trailer. Cannot wait for next week, I may need to “arrange” a day off.

  21. Logan_Jennings says:

    anyone else notice Francis holding the Spaz-12 like a bat in that trailer?
    Bill, I Salute you. Your sacrifice will never be in vein.

  22. Neosubu says:

    That was awesome.

  23. sbs says:

    Really, really fantastic.

  24. SunabouzuX says:

    I can never decide who is more awesome: Bill or Ellis?
    I think that video decided it for me.

  25. Ben says:

    A great trailer, but as somebody already said, it just highlights the sad fact that the original cast are far superior characters

    Captcha: 7 Ham, somebody’s hungry.

  26. dethtoll says:

    I’m so happy I was able to get a new PC before this came out. If I missed out, I think I’d cry.

  27. Hyper says:

    Agreed.

    If any of the characters should have been fed to the tanks it should have been ……. Well, I was going to say Rochelle, but in retrospect, any of the L4D2 characters can kick the bucket as far as I’m concerned. They’re all bland and two dimensional.

    Too bad they can’t just wipe them out and start fresh with the original cast, especially now that they’ve killed one off.

    Anyway, it’s just a game and all but it would be nice if Valve didn’t blow it out their ass on this one as much as they did.

    • DrGonzo says:

      Bill is the most generic 2 dimensional character in the whole series I think. Ellis is one of the best character’s in the series, if only because he IS Jason Stackhouse.

  28. Mr Greggles says:

    Ah, he was old and would have died soon anyway

  29. Rodafowa says:

    That line from Shining Force III was a running gag among my friends for years. You’ve just put a big smile on my face.

  30. Journalist with a scoop says:

    I am a journalist with a scoop, drgonzo is dumb.

    Bill is an interesting character for his father role regarding the other characters and the difficult decision he makes, like sacrificing the dudes in the military base or himself to save the other surivors.

    Ellis is just LOL SO DUMB AND RANDOM.

  31. Araxiel says:

    I think you need more than one small molotov for THREE MOTHERFUGGING TANKS!

    Valve’s trailer director deserves a medal. All their videos are all so frigging awesome.

    • FunkyBadger says:

      Bill is clearly channelling the power of SAXTON HALE.

      “Tanks? I’m coming for you, you sons of bitches.”

  32. Traytr says:

    BIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Why did you do it man?!? i cried when i watched him walk up to throw the molotov. YOU WILL BE AVENGED MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! *Loads minigun and spins it up*

  33. Navagon says:

    Pretty damn slick!

    It’s just a shame that, with the monetizing of TF2, I probably won’t want to see any further Valve updates to these games.

    • The Dark One says:

      What does this even mean? Robin Walker has said that they have twelve or thirteen people who work on TF2 at any given moment. Development on other games doesn’t grind to a halt every time Gabe decides they need to release more hats.

  34. 0.o!mirrom says:

    i LOVE Bill’s BOOTS!! <3

  35. natcaasi says:

    Did i see 3 tanks or was my vision blurred …

  36. StealthyWalrus says:

    Bill is such badass XD

  37. durrrrr says:

    how is one molotov for three tanks a surprise?

    tanks are made of fucking paper and are more useless than a jockey unless your vs infected team is coordinated.

    valve need to look to the modders for advice on improving infected:
    make tanks faster and stronger when on fire
    make hunters like they were in l4d where a 25 pounce DIDN’T just clip through survivors ~100% of the time
    make smoker tongue range back to normal
    make boomer puke range back to normal
    etc etc.

    and most importantly FIX THE SHITTY BROKEN CONSOLE STYLE LOBBIES THAT BREAK ALL THE TIME

    oh and ban the french and spanish forever because they either suck or take it waaayyy too seriously and still suck. no middle ground with those faggots.
    ugh

    • EvaUnit02 says:

      Honestly they’d be better off banning you for being a highly immature homophobic racist, with imaginary entitlement rights.

      Grow up already, it’s just a CGI cutscene which isn’t worth taking seriously and stop generalising entire nations of people based on meeting a small handful of them that you’ve met online.

  38. Becky. says:

    where do you download it from?

  39. Michael says:

    It’s not automatically downloading the DLC on Steam for me (I have L4D2 for the PC).

    I can’t find a place to download this online.

    So…?