Capcom & Valve's 'Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2' will be released as a free add-on for owners of either core game.
Rival game companies Capcom and Valve combining their efforts on a new crossover project.
Titled Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2, this crossover project puts characters from Valve's Left 4 Dead 2 featured exclusively in the upcoming PC version of Resident Evil 6. At the same time, enemies from Resident Evil 6 will invade the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. All content will be made available completely free for fans of either game to access and play.
"We're huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it," Valve's Chet Faliszek stated.
Owners of Resident Evil 6 for PC will be able to select one of four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2's cast - Coach, Nick, Ellis, and Rochelle - when playing PC exclusive mode, "The Mercenaries No Mercy". Each character will have a special customized weapon load-out created just for use in Resident Evil 6. In addition to the four survivors, two of the infamous Special Infected zombies from the Left 4 Dead franchise - the Witch and Mini Tank - will also make a cameo appearance in this mode, relentlessly attacking players regardless of whether a character from Left 4 Dead 2 or Resident Evil 6 is chosen. This new and exclusive content will automatically be downloaded in the background to all owners of the PC version of Resident Evil 6 from April 5.
"The Resident Evil 6 team really enjoyed working on this crossover, and we're confident that our fans will have a great time with it too," said Resident Evil 6 Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. "We hope [gamers will] enjoy this unique content."
Making the leap to the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be some of Resident Evil 6's most fearsome enemies - Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman. All three characters were brought to life in Left 4 Dead 2 by Valve's renowned developers using its Steam Workshop tools. Owners of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be able to face a new deadly challenge when Resident Evil 6 characters infect Valve's classic zombie title this spring.