Capcom, Valve unite to create Resident Evil 6 / Left 4 Dead 2 crossover

By on March 18, 2013, 7:30 AM

What do you get when you take two of the most successful survival horror franchises and put them in a blender? We aren’t entirely sure either but we’ll find out soon enough as Capcom and Valve have decided to create a Resident Evil 6 / Left 4 Dead 2 crossover.

Crossovers aren’t anything new for Capcom as we’ve seen them create similar mashups with Street Fighter characters battling it out against Marvel and Tekken characters in the past. This time around, however, we will see Left 4 Dead 2 characters show up exclusively in Resident Evil 6 and vice-versa.

In Resident Evil 6, gamers will be able to play as Coach, Ellis, Nick or Rochelle in the game mode The Mercenaries No Mercy. What’s more, L4D staples like The Witch and the Mini Take will be making an appearance. The same holds true in L4D2 as RE6 enemies will be imported into the game.

The good news is that both of these DLCs will be available free of charge as a gift although console gamers need not apply as this will be a PC exclusive. Naturally, the two studios are also hoping the crossover will increase sales of both titles. As we understand it, the DLC will be available starting April 5.

Perhaps more telling here is Valve’s willingness to work with Capcom on one of their largest franchises. With other crossover titles like Nintendo’s Fire Emblem / Shin Megami in the works, could we could be looking at an emerging strategy in the industry?




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10 people like this | TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

Maybe Valve can teach Capcom how to make a good RE game and Capcom can teach Valve how to count past 2.

1 person liked this | Citizen0135 said:

Maybe Valve can teach Capcom how to make a good RE game and Capcom can teach Valve how to count past 2.

+1

Blkfx1 Blkfx1 said:

I thought this was a joke. Will be interesting to see what comes from it.

Guest said:

I laughed pretty hard.

I'm a diehard L4D2 fan. I still play this game on a daily basis. It's one of the best premises of a video game I've ever seen and the gameplay and mechanics are pretty damned good. Not saying there isn't room for improvement but the game is already pretty awesome.

I don't personally care about a "crossover". I could give two sh*ts less about playing as other characters, but I am really interested in a sequel. Hopefully this furthers the push for a sequel.

HellcatM said:

I laughed pretty hard.

I'm a diehard L4D2 fan. I still play this game on a daily basis. It's one of the best premises of a video game I've ever seen and the gameplay and mechanics are pretty damned good. Not saying there isn't room for improvement but the game is already pretty awesome.

I don't personally care about a "crossover". I could give two sh*ts less about playing as other characters, but I am really interested in a sequel. Hopefully this furthers the push for a sequel.

If you like Left4Dead you should try out Warframe. Its not zombies, but you can bring in 4 players and play through levels like L4D. Its fun and addicting.

Guest said:

This just proves Valve can't count to 3. No HL3, and now some crossover instead of just announcing L4D3.

Chazz said:

WHAT THE ****! I need this for survival!

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