Wednesday, October 29th 2008

Left 4 Dead Available for Pre-Order over Steam, Demo Available Shortly

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (Steam and Source), today announced a special promotion granting those who pre-order Left 4 Dead early access to the official demo.

Left 4 Dead is the new survival action game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games.

Early access to the demo begins Thursday, November 6 on both the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PC. This pre-order promotion applies to all Steam PC pre-orders and all Xbox 360 and PC pre-orders from participating retailers in North America. The demo will feature single player and co-operative modes, supporting 1 to 4 player games.

On November 11 the demo will be made available to all Xbox 360 and PC and gamers, with no obligation to purchase. The demo period will conclude on November 18, when Left 4 Dead will be made available at retail outlets across North America and worldwide via Steam.

This pre-order promotion is scheduled in concert with the previously announced $10 million consumer launch campaign that spans television, outdoor, print, and online advertising. "Every time someone plays Left 4 Dead, we witness the most overwhelmingly positive reaction that we've seen from any of our games," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "This gives us tremendous confidence in the product and why we've taken the game on the road, produced this pre-launch demo, and invested more advertising dollars on the title than any prior release from Valve."

Playable in single player, co-operative, and multiplayer modes, Left 4 Dead is one of the most anticipated releases of 2008 and winner of numerous pre-launch awards, including Best of E3 from multiple outlets. For more information, please visit L4D.com or Steam Games.
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15 Comments on Left 4 Dead Available for Pre-Order over Steam, Demo Available Shortly

#1
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Been waiting for a demo for a LONG time! I want to try this game out very badly. Thanx BTA for the update!
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#2
Steevo
Mmmm, just in time for my return...... must get game........
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#3
jbunch07
by: JrRacinFan
Been waiting for a demo for a LONG time! I want to try this game out very badly. Thanx BTA for the update!
Same here, looks great, hope it is. :)
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#4

lets hope it lives up to the hype and expectations, i do have full confidence in valve and source engine !
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csendesmark
I have pre-ordered it last week :)
I w8ing the demo :)
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btarunr
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by: csendesmark
I have pre-ordered it last week :)
I w8ing the demo :)
Demo available from tomorrow.
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#8
PCpraiser100
This is great, this will help if my friend's P4 will work well with it. Plus it kinda means that Valve is taking a long shot by aiming really high. Wonder how many awards this game will get? Probably a number close to the Orange Box...
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#9
newconroer
I'm curious why a demo would "conclude?"
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#10
Aeon19
hey, any news about it?!
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Aeon19
by: Aeon19
hey, any news about it?!
up
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#13
iStink
yeah hows the demo? worth the long wait?
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by: btarunr
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (Steam and Source), today announced a special promotion granting those who pre-order Left 4 Dead early access to the official demo.

Left 4 Dead is the new survival action game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games.[---]

Early access to the demo begins Thursday, November 6 on both the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PC. This pre-order promotion applies to all Steam PC pre-orders and all Xbox 360 and PC pre-orders from participating retailers in North America. The demo will feature single player and co-operative modes, supporting 1 to 4 player games.

On November 11 the demo will be made available to all Xbox 360 and PC and gamers, with no obligation to purchase. The demo period will conclude on November 18, when Left 4 Dead will be made available at retail outlets across North America and worldwide via Steam.

This pre-order promotion is scheduled in concert with the previously announced $10 million consumer launch campaign that spans television, outdoor, print, and online advertising. "Every time someone plays Left 4 Dead, we witness the most overwhelmingly positive reaction that we've seen from any of our games," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "This gives us tremendous confidence in the product and why we've taken the game on the road, produced this pre-launch demo, and invested more advertising dollars on the title than any prior release from Valve."

Playable in single player, co-operative, and multiplayer modes, Left 4 Dead is one of the most anticipated releases of 2008 and winner of numerous pre-launch awards, including Best of E3 from multiple outlets. For more information, please visit L4D.com or Steam Games.
bit slow on the uptake eh? ;) been able to pre order for weeks now!
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Aeon19
hey how is the demo1?
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