Left 4 Dead – The Sacrifice teaser launches

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.

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.

Above: A cinematic teaser for The Sacrifice

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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  • Dan. - October 5, 2010 6:35 p.m.

    The Guy who voiced Bill went to jail from what i saw. That's no reason to kill him off i suppose but i guess they don't like the idea of finding a new voice actor.
  • RedOutlive10 - October 3, 2010 2 p.m.

    Why did they have to kill Bill anyway. Valve, you suck.
  • co_op_love - October 3, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    Wow! This is actually interesting. I might blow the dust of my copy of Left 4 Dead and start playing it again.
  • getlefty - October 2, 2010 7:02 a.m.

    The clips they put out are so good. I wish Valve would get on that whole making their own movies thing. They would get two thirds of the way through a Half Life movie... then put out two L4D movies.
  • ElPolloRabidoso - October 1, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    @Redeater why does it seem that everyone wants to kill Louis for the Sacrifice?, I actually thought he was kind of cool and could sometimes say some funny stuff
  • Longnuts - October 1, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    Awesome! The better cast of survivors playable on the second game at last.
  • SwampRock - October 1, 2010 7:12 p.m.

    lol fools you won't have to buy it if you have the PC version, I do love the original survivors way more than no.2's though. And it'll be interesting to see all the endings.
  • Baron164 - October 1, 2010 6:09 p.m.

    Am I gonna have to buy this DLC twice? I thought you were gonna be able to buy it once and play it on both games...
  • Kingsman - October 1, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    Dammit Valve! I know L4D is really popular right now, but isn't there SOMETHING ELSE you should have been working on? HMMM? I think L4D is good on content for a while.
  • Redeater - October 1, 2010 12:21 p.m.

    I still think that it should have been Louis and this video confirms it. Not because he is black (which would have fit perfectly in the whole black man dying first horror movie thing) but because he was boring. Normally I would have picked Francis because of his stereotype but hey...who can "hate" Francis?
  • thedutewaw - October 1, 2010 10:17 a.m.

    Since Bill is the one who was dead in The Passing doesn't that mean he would be the one who dies in The Sacrifice unless you get to pick who dies and fuck with the canon?
  • DabWolf - October 1, 2010 5 a.m.

    The most awesome part? Bill lit that Molotov with his own cigerette...and went in with only that
  • clubsandwich - October 1, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    Anyone else notice "coming to 360, pc & OSX" at the end there? Guess either L4D or L4D2 (or both) for the ole Mac. Woohoo.
  • lukel127 - October 1, 2010 3:55 a.m.

    The inception theme does go with everything...
  • AxiamWolfe - October 1, 2010 3:32 a.m.

    Oh hey! It's the three tanks! Molotov is the only way out I suppose in that situation.
  • Scammeleon - October 1, 2010 3:17 a.m.

    I know the first part of the comic series is makes it pretty clear that Bill bites the bullet... But a wee part of my head still thinks that Francis the one going down, I'm genuinely excited for part 4! Awesome to see them expanding on the original cast.
  • AlpineGuy - October 1, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    The minute I saw the THREE Tanks I was like, "Whelp, they're f**ked."
  • speno93 - October 1, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    This is the most heart breaking old person death since Dumbledore
  • 8bitBaby - October 1, 2010 1:35 a.m.

    gawwd i want the l4d series to go on forever. FOREVERRRRRRRRRR!
  • Helios - October 1, 2010 1:26 a.m.

    I don't care what anybody says; Zoey is the most epic awesome female in any video game ever. Oh, and the teaser was great.

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