Left 4 Dead Posters Leakosity? Possibly.

Not as in “Whatever happened to those Left 4 Dead 2 chaps?” but “Where else will they be offing people?”. As reported by Kotaku reported by EvilAvatar reported by the Steam Forums as reported by a Taiwanese website who stuck up five L4D2 posters. Which seems to have revealed the last two. Or it could be a hoax. Oh, they look credible enough to me. See them below…


64 Comments

  1. Duffin says:

    The art style is exactly the same as all the others. If they are fakes they are very good ones.

  2. Dan says:

    They’re fake. The text is too bland compared to the others. Also, the phrase is, “Come Hell or High Water.”

  3. Dan says:

    The text is bland compared to the other posters, and the phrase is, “Come Hell or High Water.”

  4. Jules says:

    Clive Owen is in the next left 4 dead? Woah!

  5. Snuffles says:

    I miss Bill already. “PILLS HERE.” “THEY’RE ZOMBIES FRANCIS.” *sigh*

    • abhishek says:

      I’m going to miss them too :(

      The new (and funny/charming) dialogues in Crash Course only drove home the point about how attached I’ve become to the old survivors.

    • Funky Badger says:

      Louis destroying Francis (does everyone hate Francis?) at the start of Crash Course…

      L: Why don’t you take your moustache, your little vest and your chaps and go and find a parade.

    • bildo says:

      FRANCIS IS THE MAN! He may hate everything….but he is a badass.

  6. The Fanciest of Pants says:

    Meh could be real. We’ll see soon enough I spose.

    Anyone else catch that a less gory version has been accepted for classification in Australia?

    • Geoff says:

      re: “Where else will they be offing people?” and Australia –
      Zombies aren’t people!

    • Aftershock says:

      The full version has been put in for appeal though, i really hope it gets through. If not, shit is going to be shit. Have to get an american mate to gift it to me.

    • billyboob says:

      I may be wrong but I was under the impression gifting wont help you out…

  7. leederkrenon says:

    is that uncle phil?

  8. theleif says:

    I hate zombies.

  9. Pamplemousse says:

    People are however getting very good at pretending to do Valve official artwork. Who knows?

    Dead Centre sure does have alot of melee weapons, a melee only first couple of chapters would be very very cool.

  10. Vinraith says:

    Almost certainly real, I’d say. The text has exactly the same dry half-funny tone of the original and the art style is identical to the first game.

  11. James Benson says:

    There’s not a chance in hell these are fake

  12. Bobsy says:

    It’s most likely that the art is real, the text is not yet final. Wasn’t there a rather tame disaster movie called Hard Rain a few years back? It’s unlikely they’d go with the same name, but you never can tell.

    • Nick says:

      There was a fun little action flick called Hard Rain with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater in the late 90’s.

    • Carra says:

      Ah yes. I remember a scene where an electricity pole came dangerously closed to the flooded land.

      They’ll get sewed with a title like that!

    • VelvetFistIronGlove says:

      Your misspelling there has me in stitches!

    • WimpoD says:

      ^ ^ Haha

    • Jacques says:

      Dear god that film sucked arse.

    • TeeJay says:

      Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
      Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
      I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains,
      I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways,
      I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests,
      I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans,
      I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
      And its a hard, and its a hard, its a hard, and its a hard,
      And its a hard rains a-gonna fall.
      Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
      Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
      I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
      I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it,
      I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin,
      I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin,
      I saw a white ladder all covered with water,
      I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
      I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
      And its a hard, and its a hard, its a hard, its a hard,
      And its a hard rains a-gonna fall.

  13. Bret says:

    Well, yeah. Which is why the different. Besides, zombies AND flooding seems to justify an and.

  14. Alexander Norris says:

    I’m voting for real art, placeholder text. Capital letters at the beginning of everything is unprofessional, and there are several mistakes as pointed out before.

  15. JonFitt says:

    Looks like Christian Slater, Josh Hartnett, and Uncle Phil are in Dead Centre.

  16. The_B says:

    What I think is worth pointing out – Rochelle is holding two melee weapons in the Dead Center poster. A hint to dual wielding melee weapons?

    • The Poisoned Sponge says:

      Unlikely. In all of the original L4D posters they had a submachine gun that was not in the actual game, so I don’t think you can take anything from the posters as wrote, basically.

  17. Gutter says:

    WIP posters probably.

  18. Heliosicle says:

    They look real enough, they do like their cliches afterall…

  19. Aramoth says:

    I don’t understand why the girl is wearing two weapons (one of them is even a freakin’ chainsaw!), and the guys are so lame to only wear one right..? How can you even dual wield something together with a chainsaw.. They are heavy! O.o

  20. Justin Keverne says:

    Well they are better than the posters for the first game where Zoe looked different in each one.

  21. army of none says:

    Don’t care. Want the game now. WANT.

  22. Joseph says:

    Reply only works for me after having attempted and failed once, so here is my fail.

    “Don’t care. Want the game now. WANT.”

    YEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! :D

  23. jamie says:

    so the other level is a shopping mall

  24. Dyscharge says:

    ‘Tis basically what I was going to say.

    Even though the character and background art looks credible, the text makes me almost certain that it’s a hoax.

  25. Bantros says:

    Love the Left 4 Dead character art.

    As already said, I imagine the only thing that will change is the actual font. The slash through the title of the first poster will most likely stay if the tagline doesn’t change

  26. CreativeShadows says:

    why is coach sliceing his hnd off with a machette in dead centre?

  27. SH4RKY says:

    If they are real….. Shopping Mall = WIN

  28. Dance Comm says:

    never understood why I hear so much whining over characters whom we have yet to really see interacting with each other, while on the topic of L4D2 here is the achievements list.

    link to l4dmods.com

  29. Dance Comm says:

    some really good stuff here are the most stand out ones

    • SHOCK JOCK – 30 – Revive 10 dead Survivors with the defibrillator.

    • ROBBED ZOMBIE – 15 – Collect 10 vials of Boomer vomit from infected CEDA agents you have killed.

    • CL0WND – 15 – Honk the noses of 10 Clowns.

  30. Vandelay says:

    Wow, are those achievements real?

    Some really interesting stuff in there:

    The Real Deal – Survive a campaign on Expert skill with Realism mode enabled.
    Shock Jock – Revive 10 dead Survivors with the Defibrillator.

    There are also some strange looking ones like Stache Whacker – Prove you are faster than Moustachio

    It would also indicate that those campaign names are correct.

  31. MacBeth says:

    The names of those achievements certainly have the ring of Valve comedy to them…

  32. Vinraith says:

    The only really great poster from the original, IMO, was the one for Last Stand. I was actually going to buy a copy of that one before the L4D2 announcement hit.

    • autogunner says:

      oh, good idea! there was a company that does that over the internet with any pics you send them isnt there? might ask/give for one for christmas

    • Vinraith says:

      Valve sells copies of them themselves, actually, but they’re fairly pricey. It’d probably be cheaper to do what you’re suggesting.

  33. Tei says:

    What is behind you?

    A 3 EYES ZOMBIE SPIDER MONKEY!

  34. Anonymous says:

    They’re obviously real.. the achievements have already been leaked and the campaigns reflect all of the posters shown including these two.

    You slow RPS, you slow.

  35. Denton says:

    The ‘Gnome Chompski’ achievement has me in stitches. Valve definitely have a way with humour.

  36. reginald says:

    its funny how all you need to do is put “rumor” in the headline, in order to turn seemingly reasonable people into to frothing skeptics. obviously this art is legit.

  37. Rei Onryou says:

    Want this now. I’d definitely say they’re real.

  38. lilgamefreek says:

    Best part is……. IT IS! Lord be praised!

    link to kotaku.com

  39. Inconsistency says:

    I always thought Nick looked like John Cusack in the original L4D2 artworks.

  40. Mac says:

    Recently just found out that Overnight Prints just added posters to their list of products offered at competitive prices. Check them out!