Exclusive Left 4 Dead Screenshot Shows New Design

BOOM widget 118710 Following up on yesterday's terrifyingly awesome box art, Valve has provided Shacknews with an exclusive screenshot from its multiplayer zombie shooter Left 4 Dead.

The screenshot details the recent redesign of Louis, who formerly sported a heavy jacket and a full head of hair. According to Valve founder Gabe Newell, the decision to overhaul the design of the four main characters stemmed from a desire to create easily distinguishable silhouettes, a practice the company first applied in Team Fortress 2.

Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which Valve acquired earlier this year, Left 4 Dead is slated to hit PC and Xbox 360 on November 4. For more on the game, check out our hands-on impressions from E3 and footage from that playthrough. nope

Left, Zoey's original design. Right, Zoey's new design.