Left 4 Dead Demo to Infect PC and Xbox 360

A demo version of Valve's zombie-invasion shooter Left 4 Dead is bound for the PC and Xbox 360, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell confirmed.

Newell told Videogamer.com, "We will be releasing demos for both the Xbox and for the PC."

Other details, like a release date and a scenario, were hazy. "I don't know what the date is for release on that, though. I think it's going to contain the first part of one of the [game's four] campaigns. That's a decision that Valve [VP of marketing] Doug Lombardi is making."

Newell guessed that the demo would cover part of the Hospital campaign, which has been shown at public demonstrations like PAX and inspired Shacknews editor Nick Breckon to call it, declaring the game will certainly be "a major fucking hit."

Asked whether the demo would include the game's oft-touted online co-operative capability, he enthused, "Oh yeah. You'll be able to play single-player and co-op in the demo."

The full game will hit North American shores on November 18, followed by Europe on November 21.

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    September 10, 2008 9:58 AM

    I hope the demo is released prior to the games full release. I hate when demos come out weeks after the game is released.

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      September 10, 2008 11:21 AM

      Agreed... I remember when LucasArts would always release a demo for an upcoming game with any new releases...

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