We’ve talked before about the option to play as the boss zombies in Left 4 Dead, but it was starting to look like that might not happen. First of all the option was removed from the co-op mode to prevent anyone from coming in and ruining the fun of the survivors. Then a new competitive mode where you took turns playing as humans and zombies was talked about, though it wasn’t guaranteed to make it into the shipping version of the game.
Well on Gametrailer’s TV on Spike last night, not only was it confirmed that the versus mode would be making it into the game, but some footage was shown off of it too, which you can see at the above link. It works as mentioned before, with two teams taking it in turn to play as the zombies and the team that lasts longest as the survivors wins.
Where as the co-op game has purposefully designed lulls in the action, the versus mode doesn’t. The boss zombies get to respawn as soon as they die to keep the onslaught on the survivors continuous. As a result not every map from the co-op campaign will be available in versus, just the ones where the new versus mode works well, but Valve promise more for the mode down the line via downloadable content.
PC Games.de also were able to snag twenty new screenshots of the title. This one is just a couple of months away and as we start to feed into the Halloween gaming season you can expect to see even more of the title!
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