‘Left 4 Dead comic is canon,’ says Valve. Part 3 of The Sacrifice releases

In case you missed it, Valve has released Part 3 of The Sacrifice. The free graphic novel is a prequel to the last DLC campaign, ‘The Passing,’ and follows the original four survivors as they head South. Each chapter also sheds some light on how Louis, Zoey, Francis, and Bill managed to survive the initial outbreak of zombies before they met up. In this issue, we find out more about our favorite L4D1 character who hates everything, Francis.

Above: If you missed them, you can check out the first three chapters here

For those of you who are wondering about whether The Sacrifice comic or the game’s story should be considered canon, wonder no more. “The Comic is the official version of events, but Left 4 Dead has always been about organic story telling between you and your friends, so we wanted to not force you into one story line in the game. You get to choose the ending and see how it plays out,” explains Valve’s L4D team on the official Left 4 Dead Blog.

Valve recently announced that The Sacrifice DLC will be releasing on Steam and Xbox LIVE on October 5. You can read all the gory details on what to expect from the new content here.

Sep 29, 2010


  • rybell - September 30, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    i don't know, the story is interesting but i always kind of liked the original l4d because there was no story, just shooting zombies
  • KingArchie55 - September 30, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    Wait... ...Left 4 Dead has a canon?
  • Ulukai - September 30, 2010 12:30 p.m.

    The survivors have ALWAYS been spreading the infection though, thats why the helicopter pilot turned into a zombie. The same thing happens in L4D2.
  • Zeb364 - September 30, 2010 9:17 a.m.

    I like these graphic novels and all the fan services are awesome. The only thing that kind of bothers me about them though is that, since they are apparently canon, now the survivors spread the infection. That's kind of lame.
  • rockzombie - September 30, 2010 6:59 a.m.

    @Samael Well that's good, didn't notice Jimmy on 98 till I went back to check on 101 for Chuck. I was pretty sure Chuck was in it, because when I was reading it the first time I had to go back a page to make sure that was actually Chuck I saw, that was suprising to see.
  • Samael - September 30, 2010 6:48 a.m.

    @rockzombie Huh. We're both right. Chuck is on page 101. Jimmy is on page 98. Whaddya know..
  • rockzombie - September 30, 2010 6:41 a.m.

    @Samael no i am pretty sure it is Chuck, but i'll check again to make sure.
  • Samael - September 30, 2010 6:38 a.m.

    @rockzombie Umm, no...that's Jimmy Gibbs Jr. Ellis is disappointed in you.
  • rockzombie - September 30, 2010 6:27 a.m.

    There is a picture of Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2 on the wall of the bar that Francis is in during the flashback. Just letting people know in case they haven't already seen it.
  • Samael - September 30, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    "999, 998!" Classic Francis. Can't wait to see Bill's story.

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