It took two eventful tours in Vietnam, a handful of medals, a knee full of shrapnel, and an honorable discharge before the unthinkable happened: Bill ran out of wars. But now an army of infected undead has declared war on humanity. After decades of aimless drifting and dead-end jobs, Bill's finally gotten back the only thing he ever wanted: an enemy to fight.
After spending her first semester holed up in a dorm room watching old horror movies, Zoey was given a choice: Stop fooling around and get her grades up, or drop out. Now that the planet's overrun with murderous zombies, and all of her professors are dead, Zoey at least has the cold comfort that she's been studying up on the right subject after all.
Cocky, loud, and pretty sure he's indestructible, Francis acts like the zombie apocalypse is the world's biggest bar fight. When the virus hit, everybody else stockpiled food and looked for a place to hide. Francis found a gun and had some fun. No cops, no laws, no order—if it wasn't for all the zombies, he could almost get used to life like this.
Louis had been working up the courage to quit his job as Junior Systems Analyst at his company's IT department when a virus showed up and downsized the world. Now Louis has a new set of goals (live long enough to succeed) and a new set of tools (guns, sharp objects) to help him achieve them. With any luck, he'll figure out how the new management operates before they get a chance to murder him.
UPDATE: The officialLeft 4 Dead bloghas been updated with a special movie poster for The Passing. Look carefully in the background and you'll see silhouettes of only three of the four characters from the original cast. The first time we viewed the blog, Louis was missing from the trio, suggesting that he will be the one who will bite the bullet at the end of the campaign. But Valve's infamy for playing headgames with their fans, isn't giving away the surprise so easily. Keep clearing your browser's cache, and you'll eventually start finding different versions of the same poster with another character missing.
Above: In this version of the poster, it's clear that Francis, Zoey and Bill are present in the background
Above: Clear your cache, revisit the page, and you might see a different combination of silhouetted survivors. This time Zoey's missing!
Apr 21, 2010
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