Someone’s going to die. Valve has just released a teaser for The Sacrifice, a DLC pack for Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2. The DLC pack will introduce what Valve is calling ‘Sacrificial Gameplay,’ which will require players to decide who will end their life so the rest of the group can live.
Above: A cinematic teaser for The Sacrifice
The teaser is the most dark and somber cinematic released so far and foreshadows the unavoidable death of one of the four survivors. It’s pretty intense.
The Sacrifice is a separate download for Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2. Players who download the DLC for Left 4 Dead 1 will get the new campaign with new maps for the Versus and Survival modes.
Players who download the DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 will get The Sacrifice campaign with the Left 4 Dead 1 survivors. As a bonus, you’ll also get the No Mercy campaign. Both campaigns will feature Special Infected zombies, items, and weapons from Left 4 Dead 2.
So you’ll be able to arm Zoey with a chainsaw and have her slice open a Spitter for the first time. This will likely infuriate your teammates and leave you dying in a puddle of goo, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
The Sacrifice will release on October 5 on Xbox LIVE and Steam. Xbox 360 owners will need to pay 560 Microsoft Points for the pleasure to play the new content. But PC gamers will be able to download it for free.
Valve also recently revealed that their running web comic series of the same name is canon. You can catch up on the first three chapters of The Sacrifice (the comic), here.
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