The zombie invasion just got a whole lot more exciting!
Next week is going to be filled with surprises, but it looks like some companies can’t wait to generate some excitement. This afternoon, Capcom and Valve confirmed a new crossover project that combines their respective critically acclaimed zombie franchises: Resident Evil 6 and Left for Dead 2.
Ok, don’t read too much into that – this isn’t quite like the fighting game crossovers, so relax.
This is more along the lines when X-Men characters crossed over into the final frontier in Star Trek. What that means is, characters from Left for Dead 2 will be featured in the upcoming PC version of Resident Evil 6, conversely the enemies from Resident Evil 6 will drop in on the PC version of Left for Dead 2. The best part is, the new content is being made available completely free of charge for either title.
Commenting on the crossover project, Chet Faliszek from Valve stated: “We’re huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it.”
The four selected L4D2 characters will consist of Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle – when playing PC exclusive mode, The Mercenaries No Mercy. Each character will have a special customized weapon load-out created just for use in Resident Evil 6. In addition to the four survivors, two of the infamous Special Infected zombies from the Left 4 Dead franchise – the Witch and Mini Tank – will also make a cameo appearance in this mode, relentlessly attacking players regardless of whether a character from Left 4 Dead 2 or Resident Evil 6 is chosen. This new and exclusive content will automatically be downloaded in the background to all owners of the PC version of Resident Evil 6 from April 5.
Meanwhile, those who want to take on some of RE6’s deadliest enemies like Lepotitsa and Napad. You won’t have to wait long, the invasion gets underway this spring.
Resident Evil 6 Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi added: “The Resident Evil 6 team really enjoyed working on this crossover, and we’re confident that our fans will have a great time with it too! We hope you enjoy this unique content.”